Ernst-Jan Ouwersloot

Nationality: Netherlands

Key words: Warehouse Automation / Project Management

Languages: Dutch/ English / German



  • Professional manager
  • Supply chain logistics management
  • Practical customer solutions provider


Working Experience

1977 – 1983        Company of my father

 Administration and decorating the shop


09/83 – 06/84             NACAP Bv in Sliedrecht , Oil project World wide

 Project for HEAO , efficiency transport planning Europe


10/84 – 11/88             Enraf Nonius in Delft, Producer Medical Instruments

Function: Head Orderdesk

Tasks: Production planning, Sales budget, ABC analyses, Transportplanning, leadership to warehouse and expedition


12/88-10/91         Enraf Nonius , after merger Delft Instruments

 Function: Distribution manager

  • Responsible for 40 employees
  • Tasks :total responsible for the Medical Distribution Centre, order desk import/export, inspection department, purchasing, warehouse, transport, and maintenance of the building.
  • Project manager removal Logistics to new Distribution Centre.



10/91 – 10/95             Logitech Trading, in Nijmegen, Computer consumables manufacturing 

Function : Logistic manager , Worldwide traffic manager

  • Responsible for Supply Chain of the European Distribution Centre which delivered Worldwide.
  • Managing third parties for Warehousing,Airfreight, Seafreight and Road transport.
  • Coordinating the cooperation of the sites in USA,China and Taiwan concerning Air and Seafreight.
  • Negotiations of the World wide contracts concerning Supply Chain
  • For example with Kuhne and Nagel,Expeditors,Panalpina, TNT ,DHL.


10/95 – 12/00             Proost en Brandt in Diemen , Papermerchandising

 Function : Operations Manager

  • Responsible for 90 employee, member of Management team
  • Tasks: Direct coaching of 5 managers, responsible for : Distribution centre, Warehouse, Expedition, Stock control, transport, HR,SHE- department ,Customer service, and Purchase .
  • Implement a Warehouse management system with Radio frequency.
  • Chairman of the European Logistic committee of the Buhrmann Group



01/01-   08/09            Flint Group in‘s-Gravenzande , Producer of Offset ink World wide

Function : Supply Chain Director Europe

  • Responsible in Holland for Warehousing, Expedition, Customer service, Purchase, Stock control and Production planning, total 90 employees.
  • Member of the European management team
  • Tasks: External logistics, Sales-Production forecast, Bulk deliveries Worldwide, responsible for the Supply Chain of 5 sites in Europe, in Germany, Italy, UK, and Holland.
  • ICT projects: expanded MOVEX
  • Project manager implementation SAP in 3 sites in Holland in cooperation with 6 internal German consultants.
  • Project integration of merger Flint and Gebr, Schmidt
  • Take over Ink division of SICPA.
  • Manager Integration Flint and BASF
  • Outsourcing Warehousing and Transport, also selling building
  • Start up Warehouses in Italy, Germany and the UK.
  • Lean and Six Sigma projects in production Holland


09/09 -   11/12            Interim operations manager at Eiffel consultants


  • Meteoor, production of steel, optimize production and warehouse
  • Polynorm, production of car parts, optimize production and logistics
  • Paardekoper, selling packaging, quick screen warehouse
  • Current at De Rooy Logistics in Eindhoven, optimize transport and
  • Planning , this ends 1st march.



12/12-                  Action Retail non food 

European DC Director

  • Responsible for all Logistics in Europe and also Set up manager for
  • New Distribution Centre in Europe.
  • Leadership direct to 5 managers and indirect to 1700 employee.
  • Action has 600 shops in Europe and growing 30 % yearly
  • Action will open 4 Distribution Centre in the next 3 years .
  • Traveling through Europe and China