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Delft Consulting is based in Luxembourg.

We specialise in support to SMEs, in industry, manufacturing, trade, retail, distribution and logistics, with a focus on efficiency gains and on costs and waste reduction.

Our expertise spans the entire End-to-End Supply Chain

Hover over the different Supply Chain practice icons for more information.

Procurement processes can benefit from Supply Chain tools like Supplier collaboration, order management systems, transport optimisation, lead-time reduction, risk management, and CPFR.
Many SMEs have great untapped savings potential for manufacturing techniques from TPM like Lean operations, JIT, Quick Changeover (SMED), and Kaizen, and many components of P&G's IWS.
We help you integrate cross-functional processes (S&OP 2.0, IBP, …) to gain overall efficiency, and improve accuracy in demand and supply planning.
Depending on your current operations, we help you identify key improvements. These could include techniques like efficient slotting, several lean practices, cycle count approaches, and supplier collaboration.
Minimise your cost, surplus stocks, write-offs and waste with efficient inventory management techniques, like EOQ, Economic buffer levels, Classification, and VMI.
Logistics operations can be improved by a range of techniques that are both practical and cost-effective, like transport routes optimisation, OMS, X-dock, (re)packaging optimisation, perfect staging, and last mile solutions.
Boost your effective innovation output, crucial for growth, sustainability and competitiveness. Several easy techniques include Managed idea generation, cross-functional funnel management based on innovation metrics, open innovation, and rapid prototyping.
We consult on several CI methodologies, based on TPM, LEAN and Six Sigma, including techniques like PDCA, Kaizen, Kanban, 5S, RCA, 5 Why's, Gemba, and Value Stream Mapping.
Efficient but thorough project management is critical for +supply chains. We can help strengthen your processes with tools like functional charters, stages & gates approach, WBS, integrated program management, and change processes.

Delft Consulting is based in Luxembourg.

We specialise in support to SMEs, in industry, manufacturing, trade, retail, distribution and logistics, with a focus on efficiency gains and on costs and waste reduction.

Our expertise spans the entire End-to-End Supply Chain

See the different Supply Chain practices below for more information.

Procurement processes can benefit from Supply Chain tools like Supplier collaboration, order management systems, transport optimisation, lead-time reduction, risk management, and CPFR.

Many SMEs have great untapped savings potential for manufacturing techniques like Lean operations, JIT, Quick Changeover (SMED), and Kaizen, and many components of P&G’s IWS like SOPs, VSM and Visual management.

We help you integrate cross-functional processes (S&OP 2.0, IBP, …) to gain overall efficiency, and improve accuracy in demand and supply planning.

Depending on your current operations, we help you identify key improvements. These could include techniques like efficient slotting, several lean practices, cycle count approaches, and supplier collaboration.

Minimise your cost, surplus stocks, write-offs and waste with efficient inventory management techniques, like EOQ, Economic buffer levels, Classification, and VMI.

Logistics operations can be improved by a range of techniques that are both practical and cost-effective, like optimisation of transport routes, OMS, cross-docking, (re)packaging optimisation, perfect staging, and last mile solutions.

We help boost your effective innovation output, crucial for growth, sustainability and competitiveness. Several easy to implement techniques include Managed idea generation, open innovation, rapid prototyping, and cross-functional funnel management based on innovation metrics.

We consult on several CI methodologies, based on TPM, LEAN and Six Sigma, including techniques like PDCA, Kaizen, Kanban, 5S, RCA, 5 Why’s, Gemba, and Value Stream Mapping.

Efficient but thorough project management is critical for all supply chains. We can help strengthen your processes with tools like Charters, WBS, stages & gates approach, integrated program management, and change processes.

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Why do SMEs choose Delft Consulting ?

There are other sources of Supply Chain support in the greater Luxembourg region, but this is why we are uniquely positioned to best answer your needs:

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Focus

Delft Consulting truly specialises in Supply Chain, with the dedicated focus required to meet your specific needs. Our advisory services are limited to areas in which we possess genuine expertise.

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Tailored Solutions

Rather than relying on generic templates employed for other clients, we design solutions to fit your specific structure.

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Real Expertise

Bernhard de Pauw Gerlings [ BIO ↓ ], a professional supply chain expert with over 25 years of hands-on experience, runs Delft Consulting.  His deep, real-life expertise on best practices stems from some of the largest and best-in-class multinationals in the world*, down to small retail environments.

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Know Who You Get

You will be guaranteed Bernhard’s partnership throughout your project. There will be no switch to inexperienced junior consultants during the work.

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Lean Structure

We don’t carry the heavy overhead costs of a large firm, allowing us to offer competitive rates.

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Language Options

Besides English, Delft Consulting can communicate with your teams in French, German and Dutch/Flemish.

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Code of Ethics

By adhering to our Code of Ethics, Delft Consulting operates with integrity, transparency, and a commitment to ethical business conduct. Upholding these principles, we aim to ensure a trustworthy and ethical approach in all business dealings.

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Bernhard G.A. de Pauw Gerlings
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25+ years of experience, leading a multitude of projects, programs, departments and teams at some of the best-in-class supply chain companies in the world*.
Held board/executive director positions at several SMEs.


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Master in Chemical Process Engineering from Delft University.
Master in Business Economics & Management from IFP School, Paris.
Trainer of P&G Advanced Project Management course.
Certified LEAN / Six Sigma black belt.
Computer Science, Python, AI certificates from Harvard University.
CSCMP Certified Procurement Professional.

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Based out of Luxembourg, but originally from Delft, The Netherlands. Worked mostly in Europe, but also extensively outside, running projects in the USA, Canada, Brazil, North-Africa, The Middle-East, India, Mongolia, SE-Asia and Australia.

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Gartner® continues to recognize sustained supply chain performance via the “Masters” category, introduced in 2015.

To be considered as Masters, companies must have attained top-five composite scores for at least 7 out of the last 10 years.
Only P&GAmazon, Apple and Unilever qualified for the category in 2023.