Zermatt Marathon - 42K to the top - Pauwels Consulting

42 Kilometers to the top: Zermatt Marathon, here we come!

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This Saturday, Bert Pauwels and Niels Declerck from Pauwels Consulting will run the legendary Zermatt Marathon. Pascal Verbaere will take on the half marathon.

We wondered whether our runners are truly ready for the race. And whether you can be ready for such a race in the first place. Time now to take stock! Time for an interview with Bert and Pascal. Read more
Preparing for the Zermatt Marathon - Pauwels Consulting

Preparing for the Zermatt Marathon: Where there's a will there's a way!

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Bert Pauwels and Niels Declerck are Managing Director and Key Account Manager at Pauwels Consulting. Despite their busy schedules, they still find the time take part in extraordinary sports events.

After successfully completing the New York Marathon in November, Bert and Niels will run the Zermatt Marathon in July. That's 42 kilometers straight to the top! Do you want to know how Bert and Niels prepare for this crazy sports event? Read the article
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Antwerp 10 Miles 2014

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Last Sunday a team of Pauwels Consulting and Itelco participated in the Antwerp Short Run and the Antwerp 10 Miles.

It was a wonderful day thanks to our enthusiastic runners and supporters. Click here to see our pictures.

I hit the ground running as a lab technician

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In our series “Consultants tell their stories”, today we have Philippe Van Meel. Philippe has been working at Pauwels Consulting since April 2012. He is currently working as a laboratory technician in a large pharmaceutical company in Antwerp area. Read more
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Senior Automotive Project Manager turns passion into profession

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This edition of our series “Consultants tell their stories” features Nico Bracke, Senior Automotive Project Manager at Pauwels Consulting. Nico is passionate about cars and he has more than 20 years' experience in the automotive industry. Nico combines his passion with his work. An inspiring story about an enthusiastic colleague! Read more

Pauwels Consulting - Trends Gazelles 2014

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Each year, the financial-economic weekly Trends nominates the 200 fastest growing and financially healthy companies in each Belgian province. Each of these companies contributes significantly to the dynamics, employment and innovation in their region. On February 19, 2013, the Trends Gazelles of the province of Flemish Brabant 2014 were honored in Brussels.

It is with great joy and pride that I can annouce that, for the fourth consecutive year, Pauwels Consulting has been selected as the fastest growing enterprise in the province of Flemish Brabant. Read more
Pauwels Consulting Trends Gazelle 2015

Five years in a row: Pauwels Consulting is Trends Gazelle 2015 for the province of Flemish Brabant

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Each year, the financial-economic weekly Trends nominates the 200 fastest-growing and financially sound companies in each Belgian province. Each of these companies contributes significantly to the dynamics, employment and innovation in their region. On 25 February, the Trends Gazelles for the province of Flemish Brabant were honoured.

For the fifth consecutive year, Pauwels Consulting was one of the winners. Pauwels Consulting has received an amazing six Trends Gazelle awards in the last five years. A remarkable achievement.

We spoke with Bert Pauwels, founder and CEO of Pauwels Consulting. Read more
EU GDP Inspections - Are you GDP compliant Yet - Pauwels Consulting - E

The new EU GDP guidelines turn 1. Are you ready for GDP inspections?

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In March 2013, the new EU Guidelines for Good Distribution Practice (GDP) were published. The GDP guidelines describe the European guidelines for storage, transport and distribution of medicinal products. As such, the GDP guidelines are very important to both the pharmaceutical and logistics industries.

Now, one year after publication, GDP inspectors are carrying out (or are about to carry out) the first inspections according to the new GDP guidelines.

Luc Huybreghts, Senior Quality Assurance Consultant Pharma Services at Pauwels Consulting and chairman of the 2014 GDP Inspection Readiness Workshop at the 2014 Cool Supply Systems & Solutions Conference in Brussels, discusses how pharmaceutical companies can prepare for inspections concerning the new GDP guidelines. Read more

What is consulting? And what’s in it for you?

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Our recruiters speak with potential new consultants every day. These meetings often bring up similar questions such as "What is consulting?", "Why should I become a consultant?" and "Do you think I would make a good consultant?”

For this reason we have decided to write a number of articles on consulting. In these articles we will answer frequently asked questions on consulting. At the same time we invite you to share your questions on consulting.

In this first article we describe, in short, how consulting works and why so many others already decided to become a consultant. Read more

Quality Assurance and Supply Chain Management: a consultant's story

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In our series "Consultants tell their stories", today we want to introduce you to Mehdi Bennani, Quality Assurance Consultant at Pauwels Consulting. Mehdi combines Quality Assurance and Supply Chain Management projects with the challenging APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) educational program to further extend his knowledge of Supply Chain Management. Read more
Pauwels Consulting acquires Itelco

Pauwels Consulting acquires Itelco

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Pauwels Consulting and Itelco have signed an agreement to join their activities. With this acquisition, Pauwels Consulting strengthens its position as multidisciplinary project sourcing partner for leading companies in Europe and the Middle East. Read more

A short introduction to Lean and TPS

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On Thursday October 24, Eddy Claeys introduced the back-office team of Pauwels Consulting to the basics of the Lean methodology. Eddy's expertise with Lean and teaching Lean resulted in an inspiring workshop all of us enjoyed.

In his workshop, Eddy introduced the most important principles of the Toyota Production System (TPS), probably the most renowned systematic implementation of Lean principles. Read more

Head of Quality and MBA Candidate - A Challenging Combination!

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In our series "Consultants tell their stories", today we want to introduce you to Frans Bosselaar. Frans is Head of Quality of a Biotech startup. Frans joined Pauwels Consulting in 2012.

In addition to being Head of Quality, Frans is an MBA candidate at the Vlerick Business School. A challenging combination but doable nonetheless! Read more

Bert and Niels conquered the New York City Marathon. Big time!

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On November 3, Bert Pauwels and Niels Declerck ran the legendary New York City Marathon. Bert finished in 4h40, Niels finished in 2h50. Two extraordinary achievements! We asked Bert and Niels how they experienced running the largest marathon on earth. Read more
Bert en Niels lopen ook dit jaar de Marathon van New York.

New York City Marathon, here we come!

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October is almost behind us, November is just around the corner. This means that the streets of New York will soon be filled with runners again. On November 3, to be precise. That’s when the legendary New York City Marathon will be run.

We are proud to announce that ‘our’ Niels Declerck and Bert Pauwels will join the runners in New York to run one of the most legendary races in the world. Both of them with their own motivation and goals. Read more

Pauwels Consulting: Always on the move

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Pauwels Consulting is doing well. The company will soon hire its 300th team member and it recently opened a new office in Switzerland. We asked Bert Pauwels, Founder and Managing Director of Pauwels Consulting, for a quick response. Read more

Be A Hero For One Day and My Challenge 2014

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In 2010, Stefaan Engels ran a marathon every single day. In 2013, he inspires others to take up running and/or to improve their running skills. Every day individual runners and running teams run at least 1 (relay) marathon at the Watersportbaan in Ghent.

We are 8 months into the ‘Be A Hero For One Day’ project now. A great time for some reflection on what we have achieved so far. We asked Stefaan Engels about his experiences of the past 8 months. Read more

Every project brings new challenges!

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In our series "Consultants tell their stories", today we want to introduce you to Ingrid Michoel. Ingrid is an experienced bioengineer. She currently works as a Product Lead with a leading pharmaceutical company in Belgium. Ingrid joined Pauwels Consulting in 2011. Read more

Be A Hero For One Day - Come run with us on September 14!

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Last May and June, colleagues and supporters of Pauwels Consulting joined forces to run several Ekiden relays at the Watersportbaan in Ghent. Along the way, we faced some heroic weather conditions. We ran under bright blue skies, ominous clouds and fierce rain showers. But we had great fun all the way! That's why we want to invite you to run with us once more on Saturday, September 14! Read more

A Passion for Operational Excellence and Lean Management

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In our series "Consultants tell their stories", today we want to introduce you to Khalid Benaissa. Khalid is an experienced Operational Excellence Consultant. Khalid joined Pauwels Consulting in 2012.

Khalid tells about his vision on Operational Excellence, Lean Management and People Management. An inspiring interview about a rich career and a passion for the job.Read more

What does the word "Engineer" mean to you?

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Nearly 40 years ago I graduated as an industrial engineer. I considered starting my career as representative or technical manager. These were the two most obvious career options for new engineers.

When I look around me now, I notice that young engineers are often still thinking along the same lines. That is not bad, but it should not limit your ambitions. Because there are so much more possibilities for engineers!

Read how Jan Mertens, Project Manager with Pauwels Consulting, thinks about engineering and the benefits of the job.Read more
Risk Mitigation & EU GDP: Identifying & Classifying Modes of Transport

A Risk Mitigation Approach for Identifying and Classifying Modes of Transport According to EU GDP

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Pauwels Consulting was recently contacted by Pharmaceutical Outsourcing, the Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Contract Services, to share our thoughts on implementing a risk mitigation approach for identifying and classifying modes of transport according to EU GDP.

As one of our subject matter experts on EU GDP and temperature-controlled storage, transport and distribution, Luc Huybreghts shared his thoughts on the new trends in the EU GDP, the most important changes versus the draft version of July 15, 2011, and a risk mitigation approach to safely identify and classify modes of transport according to the new EU GDP. Click here to read the full article. Lees meer
Orphan drugs: Agile development to fight rare diseases

Orphan drugs: Agile development to fight rare diseases

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Recently there was a national controversy in Belgium over Victor, a 7-year-old aHUS patient. aHus is a rare and deadly kidney disease and requires a treatment every two weeks. This treatment is very expensive and questions arose as to who had to pay for the high costs.

I cannot and I will not answer this question, but I can and I do want to give you more insight into the development of drugs for rare diseases. Because this is an interesting and life-saving industry… an industry which I work in every single day. Welcome to the world of orphan drugs! Click here to read the full article.
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Antwerp 10 Miles: Topprestaties en Team Spirit

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Op zondag 21 april heeft een team sportievelingen van Pauwels Consulting en Medical People deelgenomen aan de Antwerp Short Run (5km) en de Antwerp 10 Miles.

Het was een geslaagde editie met een mooie opkomst. Al onze lopers hebben fantastisch gelopen. Ze werden daarbij gesteund door onze enthousiaste supporters.

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Pauwels Consulting nominated Trends Gazelle for third consecutive year!

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Each year, the financial-economic weekly Trends nominates 200 fast-growing companies in each Belgian province. Each of these companies contributes significantly to the dynamics, employment and innovation in their region. On March 21, 2013, the Trends Gazelles of 2013 were honored in Brussels.

Following past nominations as Trends Gazelle with the Small Enterprises in the province of Flemish Brabant (2011), Trends ICT Gazelle in Flanders (2011) and Trends Gazelles Ambassador with the Mid-Sized Enterprises in Flemish Brabant (2012), Pauwels Consulting has now been nominated as Trends Gazelle in the province of Flemish Brabant for the third consecutive year. Read more

Traveling the world as Head of Quality for a biotech startup

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Comparative shopping sites are gaining popularity fast. With good reason! Why would you pay more for a product or service if you can get the same quality at a lower price? Based on product features and price, comparative shopping sites help us determine where to get the highest quality at the lowest price.

If only such websites would exist for the pharmaceutical industry! The global nature of this industry makes it challenging to find the best place for buying raw materials and for finding partners for the production, storage, transport and distribution of pharmaceutical products.

In this article you will discover who takes care of this never-ending search for the optimum quality and price, and why it is such an amazing job. Click here to read the full article.

Highlights of the new EU GDP

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On Thursday 7 March, 2013 the long-expected EU Good Distribution Practices (EU GDP) were published. These guidelines are important for both the pharmaceutical industry and the logistical and distribution companies. Distribution of medicinal products is an important activity in the integrated supply chain management.

In this article you will discover the highlights of the new EU GDP. This article is the outcome of informal discussions with leading experts in the field of cold chain management and temperature controlled transport at the 2013 Cold Supply Chain Conference in Brussels. Click here to read the full article

Temperature Controlled Transport - A Risk Mitigation Approach according to EU GDP

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On Thursday 7 March 2013 Luc Huybreghts, Senior QA Consultant Pharma Services with Pauwels Consulting, gave a presentation on temperature controlled transport of pharmaceutical products at the Cold Supply System & Solutions (CSS2013) Conference in Brussels.

In his presentation Luc Huybreghts discussed the influence of the new EU Good Distribution Practices on transportation. He presented a risk mitigation approach for identifying and classifying different modes of transport. Read more

Join us at the Cold Supply System and Solutions 2013 Conference

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On Thursday 7 March 2013 Luc Huybreghts, Senior QA Consultant Pharma Services with Pauwels Consulting, will speak at the Cold Supply System & Solutions (CSS2013) Conference in Brussels.

In his presentation Luc Huybreghts will discuss the influence of the new EU Good Distribution Practices on transportation. He will speak about a risk mitigation approach for identifying and classifying different modes of transport. Read more

Be A Hero: Run with us and support us on Saturday 2 March 2013

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On February 9 2013, the Heroes of Pauwels Consulting and Medical People completed their first marathon at the Watersportbaan in Ghent, Belgium. A wonderful and unique experience! Next Saturday 2 March 2013, we run our second marathon in Ghent.

Do you want to enjoy the special atmosphere at the Watersportbaan in Ghent? Then come run with us (5 or 10 kilometres) and/or come support us on March 2nd. We count on you! Click here to read the full article.

Pauwels Consulting and Medical People run their first marathon

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On February 9, the Heroes of Pauwels Consulting and Medical People completed their first marathon at the Watersportbaan in Ghent. As part of our commitment to the Be A Hero For One Day initiative Niels, Ralph, Klaas, Katia, Christophe and Bert joined forces to run a full marathon... and an additional 5 kilometres! It was a joy to do this! The short video below gives a nice impression of the day. Read more

International air transport of ambient goods

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Pauwels Consulting is involved in challenging projects with leading pharmaceutical companies in Belgium and beyond. In this interview Guy Hoskens, Consultant Pharma Services with Pauwels Consulting, introduces us to one of his projects.

This project is aimed at studying and minimizing temperature fluctuations of ambient shipments during international air transport. Read more

Very Important Products - Track and Trace to the extreme

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The whereabouts and quality of medicines are closely monitored from their production to their delivery at your local pharmacist. These safety measures prevent drugs from being contaminated or stolen, and they help secure your safety and the safety of patients worldwide.

Your medicines get a truly royal treatment. They are considered VIP’s (Very Important products) from their very inception. They are produced with special care, stored in the best conditions and they travel in style. Do you want to know what this looks like? Read more
Be A Hero For One Day - Pauwels Consulting

A New Year, a New Challenge: Be a Hero for One Day

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Every year we are making New Year’s resolutions. This also counts for Pauwels Consulting. We hope 2013 will be a healthy, happy and successful year for everybody, but we know already that it is going to be a sporty year. Since 1 January Pauwels Consulting is a proud sponsor of "Be a Hero for One Day", the latest project of Marathon Man Stefaan Engels.

In 2013, Pauwels Consulting will run at least 1000 kilometres in Ghent and Antwerp to help exterminate polio. Do you want to join us? It's free and fun! Come run with us in Ghent or Antwerp and make a difference for yourself and children around the world! Read more

Do you trust the pill you took today?

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In the first episode of the film The Matrix, the main character Neo is offered the choice to take a red pill or a blue pill. The blue pill will keep him ignorant of the real world around him. The red pill will show him the true mechanics that rule the world.

Most of us take pills and other medicines on a regular basis but few of us like to think about their origin, quality and safety. Can you live with this ignorance or do you want to know more about the medicines your life depends on? Read more

Quality Assurance in pharmaceutical supply chains

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Pauwels Consulting was contacted by Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Packing Sourcer (PMPS) to share our opinion on the quality assurance of the logistics and supply chain of pharmaceutical products. PMPS is a specialist journal designed to provide worldwide coverage of a range of topics relating to the pharmaceutical manufacturing and packaging sector.

As one of our subject matter experts for temperature-controlled storage, transport and distribution, Luc Huybreghts gave his opinion on how to ensure product integrity throughout the supply chain of pharmaceutical products, and which pitfalls distributors of pharmaceutical products should look out for.

Click here to read the full article.

Pauwels Consulting at Knowledge for Growth 2012

On Thursday May 24, 2012, Pauwels Consulting took part in the 2012 Knowledge for Growth annual life sciences convention at the International Convention Center in Ghent, Belgium. Knowledge for Growth is Europe’s largest regional biotech convention, attended by over 1000 individual participants representing 330 companies and organisations active in the life sciences.

Click here to watch our presentation.
Click here to watch a short video impression.

Pauwels Consulting Trends Gazelles Ambassador 2012

On Wednesday 29 February 2012, Pauwels Consulting was named Trends Gazelles Ambassador of the medium-sized enterprises in the province of Flemish Brabant. Pauwels Consulting received this award for being the fastest growing operationally independent enterprise in the Province of Flemish Brabant between 2006 and 2010. The comparison was based on the turnover, personnel and cashflow numbers in the annual reports of all mid-sized enterprises in Flemish Brabant.

Click here to read the article in Trends.
Click here to watch a short documentary by Kanaal Z.