Summer 2012

Summer is finally kicking in, so before you take off - to even more exotic & certainly less rainy locations - we are more than happy to give you a short update on PROGRESSIO!

A new chapter

As you might have picked up, Marc Van Obberghen has decided to explore new horizons & closed down his being partner at PROGRESSIO. We thank Marc for his devotion & hard work in bringing PROGRESSIO to where we stand at this very moment! Although internal affairs have changed, our business activities have not.

We strive to be your preferred partner for Procurement, Supply Chain & Logistics and within this niche we are happy to serve you with Interim Management & Temporary Solutions, Advisory, Recruitment and Assessment and/or Training.

We acknowledge once more the valuable contribution of Marc, which reflects the actual state of being, meaning a stable house with almost 20 consultants, having an average track record of almost 20 years of experience in Procurement and/or Logistics, industry and sector wide clients, from governmental institutions, over finance & pharmaceuticals, to logistics, manufacturing & utilities - as indicated underneath!

Interim Management, Temporary Solutions & Advisory

New projects that we started since our previous newsletter:

1. Aviation Working Capital Reduction
2. Banking Procurement Professional - HR Services
3. Banking Senior Buyer - Hard Facilities
4. Chemical Fleet Optimization - Multiple country
5. Dredging Spend Analysis & Staff Mapping
6. Energy Senior Expert - CAPEX (Off Shore Grid Belgian Coast)
7. Financial Services Senior Buyer Corporate Services - Soft Facilities
8. Governmental Tendering of Electricity - Spain & Hungary
9. Manufacturing Senior Buyer - CAPEX & MRO
10. Mechanical & Electrical Coaching of Procurement Department
11. Transport Warehousing & Distribution
12. Pharmaceutical Commodity Strategy Definition - Marketing
13. Pharmaceutical Senior Procurement Manager - CAPEX
14. Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Advisor - Operational Excellence

Are you open-minded, passionate & result-driven? Do you have at least 8 years experience in Procurement, Supply Chain or Logistics, preferably in an international environment, and do you like to work for different companies; within a diversity of industries? Don't hesitate & send us your resume:

Recruitment, Competence Development & Assessment

Recently we helped BNP Paribas Fortis, Franki, Willemen & VRT - rather successfully - in their everlasting search for Procurement and Supply Chain talent. Other clients made use of our assessment centre in order to make their final decision in recruitment or promotion.

For more information on our recruitment & assessment, please contact May Van Aperen: or + 32 498 51 82 50.


PROGRESSIO is powering:

Kluwer Opleidingen Category structuring & SLAs 2012
Fleet Services 2012
Excel for Buyers 2012
VUB Postgraduate - Low Cost Country Sourcing 2012 - 2013
Erasmus Hogeschool Postgraduate - Strategic Facility Mgt 2012 - 2013

Award-winning Customer

At the Cuckoo Awards, Bpost's 'Bpack Sprint' campaign won the award for best B2B campaign. The logistic execution of this campaign (ordering & delivering 4,000 freshly baked Pierre Marcolini 'eclairs' to 250 companies) happened to be led by a PROGRESSIO consultant!

Must read

'Made in the Americas' - on Harley Davidson's product development: read article.


In order to offer the most efficient answer to certain questions of our clients, we are and have been testing some potential partnerships in category optimization & training! After a thorough reference check, we are now at the stage of quoting together & hope that we can announce some collaboration projects in the near future. To be continued...

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