About me

Hi! I am Jorren Schauwaert. A passionate supply chain professional. Want to know more about me? Continue reading or connect with me on LinkedIn.


Intelligent, drive, empathy and in depth supply chain knowledge are competences that are applicable to Jorren. With him, we've been able to accelerate the transformation of our European inventory and planning organization as well as to lift it to a higher level.

Harald Vullings / Director Inventory & Planning @ OfficeDepot

Jorren has proven to be a very fast thinker with very broad knowledge of end-to-end supply chain planning. Also he likes to leverage the tools (in this case OMP) to ensure reliable data analysis for decision making in monthly S&OP. I enjoyed working with him.

Daan Boersma / Director Planning & Logistics @ Cloetta

Jorren is the best Operational Manager at the Fresh Connection. Due to his motivation and quick switch between Supply Chain, Sales and Purchase, we won the Global version of The Fresh Connection!

Anke Abbenhuis / Customer Service Manager @ Bavaria

Jorren showed great interest in the workings of Advanced Planner and was very efficient in completing project tasks. His deep understanding of the essentials of Advanced Planner made my job easier.

Martin Bierhuizen / Principal Consultant @ Infor

Jorren has a great drive in work. He always knows exactly why he is acting the way he does. With a lot of respect for people working with him on every level. He is really interested in what other people think. I have experienced Jorren a pleasure to work with.

Jan Scheffer / Professional in Changemanagement


Projects & Process Improvement Manager – OfficeDepot


Implementing S&OP within the European organization; Transforming a decentralized to a centralized European planning organization; Interim Demand Planning Manager Europe; Developing and implementing a Demand Forecasting environment based on R.

European Planning Manager – Cloetta


Driving and improving the S&OP process within the organization; Implementing the next steps in Oliver Wight Class A, which was chosen as the method for the road to excellence; Developing & training of Supply Service Managers, Supply Managers and Supply Chain Planners in the European organization (Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Finland, Italy and Slovakia) in both ways of working and planning tools (OMP Plus); Building the planning department in the new factory (Slovakia); Interim Supply Chain Manager (Slovakia); Consolidating of monthly S&OP data; Participating in all supply related and consolidating S&OP meetings. Project planning and executing of supply chain improvements, mainly focused on planning.

Head of Planning – Bavaria


Responsible for the Planning Department consisting of both processing planners and human resource planners. Developing planners to form a stronger team building on the talents of the person; Managing daily planning department activities for all processing areas (brewing, bottling, packing, shipping); Improving the planning process by making the first steps to a coordinated S&OP process, with fixed monthly meetings and decision moments; This included the departments of Marketing, Sales and Purchase besides Planning and Processing into the process; Implementing a new planning environment for Demand planning (Infor CDP), Supply Planning (Infor AP) and Supply Scheduling (Infor AS).

Management Trainee – Ahrend


Various supply chain improvements within the organization, including setup & implementation of visual information in processing areas and logistical flow analyses & improvement using Lean and Kaizen methods; Project planning, budgeting and follow up including reporting to management for all supply chain improvement projects.


Phoenix 3D Metaal


Improvement of delivery reliability by adjusting orderflow, planning, internal communication and daily management.



Decrease of trailer loading time by regrouping of the expedition area and implementation of quarterly stock analyses & repositioning.

DAF Trucks NV


Proposition to communication method changes resulting in improvement of internal communications & shift handovers.



Proposition to process adjustment resulting in less downtime due to mechanical failures.



IBF Advanced Certified Professional Forecaster – Visie Partners


APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional – Visie Partners


Bachelor of Engineering – Fontys Hogescholen




Winner Global Challenge – The Fresh Connection




  • ERP
  • SAP
  • JDE
  • M3
  • Planning
  • OMP Plus
  • Infor CDP/AP/AS
  • BI
  • Business Objects
  • QlikView
  • Analytics
  • SPSS
  • R
  • Simulation
  • Enterprise Dynamics
  • Languages
  • Dutch
  • English
  • German


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