Attend this session to learn how to better manage supplier collaboration, quality processes and content, and training management on a global scale. Attendees will see first-hand how a unified, global supplier communication and collaboration strategy can drive greater visibility, efficiency, and collaboration across the supply chain. Hear how your peers are leveraging the latest technology to streamline activities such as submitting information for re-qualification, participating in an audit, responding to a corrective action and/or completing a training task. See live demonstrations of innovative new capabilities you could adopt at your company like automated CoA processing, remote auditing, and sharing non-conformances with suppliers through a simplified supplier interface.
Geert Van Kempen
Director of Strategy
Geert joined Veeva Systems in 2021 as Director QualityOne Strategy, focusing on the Food & Beverage industry. After receiving his PhD in Applied Physics from Delft University of Technology, he joined Unilever R&D in 1998. He has 23 years of experience in Foods, R&D, innovation, Quality and Quality systems. Geert has spent most of his career working for Unilever’s Spreads Division, developing expertise in oils & fats as well as product & processing technologies. He published his work in peer-reviewed publications and holds several patents. Geert has led several regional and global product innovation projects, and worked 3.5 yrs in Johannesburg, South Africa, leading the Spreads R&D group for Africa & Asia. In 2015, Geert joined Unilever’s global Quality group, initially responsible for Spreads & Dressings. Led the development of several GMPs, and supported Engineering in various factory design projects. From 2017, responsible for various Quality systems, including supplier and manufacturing systems, and led Unilever’s global digital Quality transformation project, introducing Veeva QualityOne.
Matt joined Veeva in 2017 as a Solution Consultant focusing on bringing valuable eQMS solutions to customers in the Consumer Packaged Goods, Cosmetics and Heavy Manufacturing industries. After beginning a career in Quality as a QC Technician during college, Matt has spent his 25+ years in Quality and Operations Management working in the Specialty Chemical, Oil & Gas and Specialty Paper products industries. Working for companies like PPG, AGC Chemicals Americas and Neenah Paper, Matt has been implementing modern quality systems and facilitating enterprise-wide continuous improvement projects in North America, Europe, and Asia for over 20 years. He is a Six Sigma Master Blackbelt, a Certified Lean Practitioner and he holds Lead Auditor Certifications for several International Quality and Environmental standards including ISO9001, TS16949, API Q1/Q2 and ISO14001.