JVEC Logistics & Automation

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Application integration:
the newest hype?
ERP only partially adressed the topic of integrating all financial and logistic processes.
To integrate ERP with systems for customer relationship management (CRM), Supply chain management (SCM), and with applications from e-business partners , nowadays a lot is expected from webtechnology in general and from XML/webservices in particular.

'Vertical' integration at Aldel, a manufacturer of aluminium in the Netherlands.
A Manufactering Execution System is used as a buffer between the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and several proces control systems.
Planning and recipes are sent from ERP to the factory. After that, the manufacturing proces is monitored and a batch report is sent back to ERP.


Without spending one penny, Aviko Frites in the Netherlands could increase the capacity of their food wrapping lines by 12%. Only by proper management!




Clear publications about subjects varying from product design to production control, and from logistics to e-commerce

JVEC can take care for you of publications about recent developments in continuous improvement appraoches and industrial automation. JVEC produces articles in commission of specialized journals from publishing houses, and produces case desciptions, success stories, press releases, and website content for industrial companies.

Focus of JVEC Logistics & Industrial Automation

Business improvement methods

  • Lean manufacturing, Theory of Constraints, Quick Response Manufacturing
  • Six Sigma
  • Total Productive Maintenance

Industrial automation

  • New technologies. For example smart-sensors, 'web-enabling' of hard- and software, web services, the enterprise oriented architecture
  • Application integration
  • Interviews with companies concerning recent automation projects  
  • Comparison of the functionality of (new) hard- en software

Business journalism

  • Publications written on authority of hard- en softwaresuppliers or industrial manufacturers, to explain the advantages of complex products to their potential customers.
  • Public relations (PR) on an academic level

JVEC publishes about subjects 'from sensors to ERP' en 'from product development to e-commerce'.

'How can I make my manufacturing and distribution process more efficient?', is the general question which JVEC wants to answer to readers of journals (or, in case of a business publication, to potential customers!)

Fields of interest
Below, the fields of interest of JVEC Logistics and Automation are summarized:

Management (business process improvement methods)

  • Lean Manufacturing

  • Six Sigma

  • Theory of Constraints

  • Total Productive Maintenance

  • Reliability Centered Maintenance

  • Quick Response manufacturing

  • Change Management

Process and production control

  • Sensors, Fieldbus systems

  • PLC's (Programmable Logic Controllers) & Softlogic

  • SCADA (Supervisory Control & Data Aquisition) & DCS (Distributed Control Systems)

  • Browsers as (simple) visualisation system, Java Applets, ActiveX Controls

  • Advanced Control

  • Batch processing (according to ISA88)

  • ISA95

  • MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems)

Product-development and support

  • LIMS (Laboratory Information Management Systems)

  • CAD (Computer Assisted Design)

  • PDM (Product Data Management)

  • PLM (Product Lifecycle Management)

Logistics & e-commerce

  • ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)

  • CRM (Customer Relation Management)

  • APS (Advanced planning & scheduling)

  • SCM (Supply Chain Management)

  • SCEM (Supply Chain Event Management)

  • SCE (Supply Chain Execution)

  • Maintenance (asset) management

  • Scheduling software

  • Simulation and optimisation

Integration and software-architectures

  • MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems)

  • EAI (Enterprise Application Integration)

  • Internetportals, electronic trading markets

  • XML, Webservices

Background information about JVEC

Dr Ir Jaap van Ede, founder of JVEC, is a member of the following organisations:

  • NVJ         (Dutch organisation of journalists)
  • KIVI        (Dutch organisation of engineers)
  • NBV        (Dutch organisation of biotechnologists)
  • KNCV     (Dutch organisation of chemists)

The journalistic articles of JVEC are published in specialist and non-specialist journals of nearly all big publishing houses, and by industrial companies. Testimonials on request!  

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C.J. van Ede 1997-2014
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