Risico Management: from necessary administration to identifying new opportunities

Accidents and dangerous situations are just around the corner, especially for companies operating in sectors where quality and safety play a major role. Risks in business operations can lead to dangerous situations, serious complaints and high costs in the form of damage claims, fines and losses. Moreover, high-risk situations, for example an unsafe product, can lead to long-term reputational damage for a company. Therefore, it is important to accurately curate risks within your company and to take steps to limit them as much as possible. What exactly is Risk Management and how do you, as a manager, gain control over the risk policy within your organisation?

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The future of supply chain: faster, more effective and more flexible

A few months ago, we wrote about the recent shift around the requirements regarding (international) cooperation between companies – in particular, the trend of companies being demanded to take responsibility for the activities and corporate social responsibility of their suppliers. However, the growing call for control of the supply chain is about more than just social responsibility: recent technological developments imply that the requirements for suppliers are rapidly increasing. How can you continue to meet these requirements as a company?

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How structuring organisations around processes contributes to their overall performance.

The core activity of HM.Clause, an international vegetable seed producer, involves the development of vegetable seeds in a sustainable and innovative way, while always prioritising quality. In order to guarantee the highest quality, HM.Clause has made the transition from a traditional corporate structure at department level to a corporate structure based on processes. For this, HM.Clause applies an all-in-one global software platform that combines all technical, functional and operational processes in the field of quality, compliance and operational excellence: Icologiq Elements.

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Using Quality Management to optimise food safety

The Netherlands is to form the center for global food innovation with the Global Coordinating Secretariat (GCS) in Wageningen, as announced by Dutch Prime Minister Rutte during a recent digital meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF). Due to the current economic and ecologic challenges the world is facing, combining the powers of ICT and AgriFood is more important than ever to produce sufficient food that meets all safety standard. As an ICT company with multiple customers in the AgriFood industry, how does Icologiq help solve this challenge?

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Working at Icologiq: Ester Elferink (Business Consultant)

In 1994, Ester was the first employee to be hired at Icologiq (called Quality Online back then). After 10 years at Icologiq and 15 years of work experience in other areas, she is now back in the team as a Business Consultant. “I love how proud we are of the product we develop together.”

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Looking back: 25 years of Icologiq

By April 1st, 2021, Icologiq has celebrated its 25th anniversary! In 1996, Icologiq launched its first version of quality applications under the name Quality Online. Over the years, while quality has become increasingly important, we have never lost sight of our customers’ needs. What has changed in 25 years? What goals have we set for ourselves and how have we achieved them? What were the main highlights? Founder Peer Reinhard looks back on 25 years of Icologiq.

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Working at Icologiq: Leonie Sijtsma (Software Engineer)

Starting a job at a new company during the corona crisis can be quite a challenge, especially if you are also the youngest in the team and one of the few women. Nevertheless, Leonie Sijtsma quickly found her way during her first three months at Icologiq, thanks to her helpful and welcoming colleagues. “After two months, I already understood how to solve most issues on my own. That’s what you do it for as a Software Engineer.”

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Icologiq Elements nominated Innovation Top 100 (Dutch Chamber of Commerce)

Icologiq Elements has been nominated for the 15th edition of the KvK Innovation Top 100 – an achievement we are proud of! The KVK Innovation Top 100 is an annual competition, organised by the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (KvK), for innovative SMEs in the Netherlands. Last year it was our product Universe with which we obtained the 26th place in the Top 100, this year it’s Icologiq Elements that made it to the honourable ranking.

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Intersnack

Intersnack Nederland, part of the international Intersnack Group, produces a wide range of healthy snacks, crunchy popcorn, nourishing nuts and creamy peanut butter. Innovation, flexibility, sustainability and customer focus are the key elements of the company. Thanks to the all-in-one software platform Icologiq Elements, Intersnack can keep up with the times on all these points.

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