“Fear of change is the biggest limit to process thinking”

Icologiq, an innovator in the digitisation of business processes, has been working for 25 years to help operations run smoothly, this way increasing their profitability. Icologiq’s vision took shape more than 20 years ago, when CEO Peer Reinhard and his former colleague Cor van Weenum (former director of IT at VolkerWessels, now running his own company) worked together on the digital project file at VolkerWessels. Cor talks about how their ideas about process management, which they developed together years ago, formed the beginning of his career in process digitisation, and how he still applies this knowledge on a daily basis.

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Jeroen Siemerink, Lead Developer at Icologiq, about work and parenting

It is becoming more and more common: two parents, both with their own careers, who also share the care for their children. However, even in 2021, it is still far from self-evident in the workplace that fathers work part-time to spend more time with their children. In that respect, Icologiq was ahead of its time: most women as well as men in the Icologiq team have one day off a week.

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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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