From supply-driven to demand driven production of doors

For years Reinaerdt Deuren based its production on make-to-stock. The sizes of batches became smaller and smaller as the number of different designs increased. This was the reason for the company to take the strategic decision to change its production method into make-to-order with a batch size of only one item. ICT Group ensured that the new production line communicates seamlessly with the ERP system and that Reinaerdt Deuren is ready for future challenges.

“ICT Group has translated our thoughts into a concept how you should technically organize production automation”

In this video André Ebbekink (Financial Director Reinaerdt Deuren) and Koen Peppelman (Business Unit Manager ICT Machine & Systems) talk about the project, the collaboration and their vision for the future.

Do you want to work on challenging projects?

Do you want to work in ict or do you consider working for thé technical and industrial automation enterprise as your goal? Deepen your knowledge and enhance your understanding within our company! Take a look at our vacancies at www.ict.eu/jobs!

ICT Transport & Logistics and OrangeNXT at ICT & Logistics

The ICT & Logistics exhibiton took place on November 5, 6 and 7 at the Jaarbeurs Utrecht. ICT & Logistics is the platform voor ICT applications and services in the logistics chain. ICT Transport & Logistics and OrangeNXT where als present on the exhibition floor. We informed the vistor about different smart solutions, such as:
– Last mile solutions
– WMS solutions
– Supply chain solutions
– Mobile solutions

Read the case ‘Kruidvat: More efficient and reliable order processing’.

We also hosted two presentations:
1. HelloFresh: The HelloFresh route to happy customers
HelloFresh strives to provide the best possible delivery experience to their customers. Combining a complete revamp of their logistics IT-landscape, a philosophy of putting the customer at centre of everything they do ánd a connected fleet enables them to do just that. During this presentation you could discover how they accomplished this succesfully. Mark Sugirtharajah, Supply Chain & Operations at HelloFresh informed you during this presentation about the possibilities to connect people, devices and data and how OrangeNXT (an ICT Group company) made this possible for HelloFresh.

2. iShare: Keep it simple
On Wednesday November 6, we will tell you how we use the “Keep It Simple” approach. Hereby we help (our) customers with:
1. Retrieving Data/Information from known and/or unknown parties using iSHARE agreements.
2. Sharing Data/Information with known and/or unknown parties using iSHARE agreements.
3. Checking authorizations in an iSHARE Authorization Register.
4. Joining the iSHARE network of trusted parties.
By using iSHARE, ICT Group can, based on an Agile/Scrum approach/service with short Sprints, provide advice and realization to securely share data.

Did you missed out the ICT & Logistics? Watch the video or contact us for further information.

Industrial Cyber Security Event 2019

ICT Netherlands and Raster Technology Solutions represented ICT Group at the first edition of the Industrial Cyber Security Event on October 9th, organised by FHI.

During the event we informed visitors about the challenges and opportunities in the field of Cyber Security. The event was visited by more than 250 people from different companies and organisations. Pim Berends, Sr. Consultant Industry, gave a well-attended lecture on the topic “How do we ensure that IT understands the OT, and vice versa”.

The 5-step plan has been developed to gradually improve the safety of operational technology. The following 5 steps are followed:

  1. 1. Identify, identifying the weaknesses in current security
  2. 2. Select, select and plan security measures
  3. 3. Protect, implementing security measures
  4. 4. Detect, the real-time detection of intruders
  5. 5. Respond, taking action in the event of a security incident

Water Congres 2019

ICT Group again organized the leading ICT Group Water Congress in 2019. It was an inspiring day! A day with interaction between experts, colleagues, professionals, relations and (colleague) providers. This year we informed visitors about three important themes within Water: Automation, Computerization and Water 4.0.

Water boards, drinking water companies, municipalities and engineering consultancies met and discussed, among other things, (process) automation in the area of ​​waste water, surface water or drinking water. In addition, they let themselves be informed and inspired by various speakers in the field of smart IT solutions in Water.

Take a  look at the after movie of the ICT Group Water Congress 2019 or download the presentations of the day here.

Meet the management trainees

Meet the Management Trainees from ICT Group: Priya Pershad, Merle Meeuws and Jasper Groenendijk! These young professionals have gotten the chance to learn more about their abilities and to investigate which activities in an organisation they are interested in. In the two-year traineeship, they learn more about themselves, but they also assist the company in many levels.

In this video they introduce themselves and explain why they have decided to be a part of ICT’s Management Traineeship.

Relocation from Brazil to the Netherlands

A new career, a new future. At ICT Group in the Netherlands we employ over 30 different nationalities and our strong international environment made us realise we are all different, but we all have a lot in common. We would like to offer you a future in the Netherlands and we invite you to consider a move to our beautiful country.

Meet our colleague Daniel who is working for the High Tech unit. He’s been living in the Netherlands for six months now. In this video he tells us more about his relocation process and about working at ICT Group.

Do you want to work for ICT as well?

Take a look at our vacancies: www.ict.eu/jobs.

goinGDutch: building the cycling community of the future

Recently, we celebrated the launch of goinGDutch and the opening of a new office at Schiphol. It was a fascinating day for the partnership in which Schiphol Airport, Microsoft, BAM Infra and OrangeNXT (part of the ICT Group) are building the cycling community of the future. What does this collaboration entail and how are we going to shape it together? View our vlog!

View the website: www.goingdutch.bike

ICT Developer Day 2019

In June, the annual ICT Developer Day 2019 took place. ​More than 100 colleagues were welcomed at Papendal. Because of the ICT Group’s strategy, this year’s theme was ‘Develop the Future’.

The ICT Developer Day is an annual event in which colleagues from the ICT Group share knowledge about innovative technical developments. Moreover, it is a great opportunity to meet colleagues in a sporting environment.

‘Moving container terminals to the 21st century’ at TOC Europe

ICT Group was present at the TOC Europe 2019 in Rotterdam Ahoy. Here we informed you about the possibilities within Digital Twin, Internet of Things, Middleware, Digital Transformation, Deep Learning Solutions and other Smart Solutions that ICT Group and OrangeNXT offer you.

In addition to our stand we informed you during the TECH TOC conference. TECH TOC is a conference for the stakeholders in port and terminal industry to come together, share experiences and expertise and map out solutions to common current and future challenges.

Presentation TECH TOC: Moving container terminals to the 21st century
Automating operations on a container terminal is hardly new nowadays. However, standard solutions do not always apply or offer only part of a solution. This means that some customization (or a lot) is still necessary. Furthermore, as more and more systems on a terminal are becoming automated, it turns out that people on a terminal do more than just their jobs.

The standard-off-the-shelf solutions only replace the main task its human predecessor fulfilled, but the employee did more than just that. Employees also notice things happening on the terminal or, more importantly, not happening. Automated systems do not.
With more and more automation based on products from different vendors, the number of eyes on the terminal diminishes and so the number of people noticing something is wrong (or will go wrong if nothing changes) also goes down.

In this presentation we have showed how we are working on automated terminals based both standard and custom-made terminals without losing that invaluable insight if all systems are working happily together.

Do you want more information? Please contact us!

Edgard Spierts, 25 years of service: “I am always working on technology”

Meet Edgard Spierts. He recently celebrated his 25th anniversary at ICT Group. What makes his work at ICT so special, that he still works here? And what’s so great about his job?

Edgard started his career with military service with the navy. He already came into contact with software there. After his time with the navy, he came into contact with ICT. Much has changed in the field of software in 25 years. Learn more about Edgard’s experiences in 25 years of working at ICT.

“Your career is like an exercise on the surf of the sea. You are on your surfboard and you don’t know what the next wave will bring. “

Do you want to work at ICT?

At ICT we connect people, technology and ideas.
Challenge yourself and take a look at our vacancies: www.ict.eu/jobs