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Confession. I am a food label addict. And ever since I heard about the new food label legislation, my fetish about food labels has only been growing. It started with looking at labels of products on my table at home. But soon, I began to look at every label I came across. A bottle of beer in a restaurant needs a close inspection, not to tell what happens when I am at the supermarket. Each product I buy needs some attention. And worse, I also started to look at labels of the products I don’t need. Fortunately, I am only addicted to reading the labels. I do not feel the urge to buy all the food items. Or I would have gone broke already.

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Technologische ontwikkelingen binnen CAD-systemen enerzijds en ERP-platformen anderzijds, hebben de laatste jaren veel mogelijk gemaakt in de maakindustrie. Nieuw is dat we de Configurator in ERP laten communiceren met CAD voor het configureren van een 3D model in CAD. De integratie van deze twee voorheen losstaande werelden levert legio voordelen op. Dit geldt in het bijzonder voor klantspecifieke make-to-order (MTO) productie.

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With the Rugby World Cup kicking off in September 2015, the time is right to pick up on a blog I wrote nearly a year ago.

In ‘Ever thought of our business as a rugby game’ I compared projects to the sport of rugby. But one article did not seem enough to justify the comparison. And my passion for rugby as a sport, and my admiration for the players being true athletes urged me to write a sequel.

Teamwork is moving forward as one line

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Did you already retrain your IT staff?

Change has always been common in IT.  However, over the last years there is a new evolution, which has a major impact on IT as we know it. Nobody can ignore it.  It’s called cloud computing. It exists in many flavors (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS,…) and we believe we’re just seeing the start of it.

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Al eerder schreef ik over de opmars die de Nederlandse maakindustrie doormaakt. Actuele ontwikkelingen als mass customization en make-to-order (MTO) zetten de industrie op zijn kop. Waar staan we nu?

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Brussels, a sunny spring afternoon. A nice looking sales manager wearing a perfect suit is selling his 10th IT project to catch his periodic quota. We don’t know his name because this is not a Delaware Consulting case. The budget estimation is too low. He made some promises towards the customer without any exact knowledge and without a double-check with specialists. The customer signs a contract for an IT project thinking it’s all in. But not realizing that several topics will need additional Time & Material effort. Moreover, the phasing is rather vague and several people have unrealistically high expectations.

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