German company Kloeckner is an internationally renowned name in metal trading. With several branches inside and outside Europe, the company aims to become the
How BizzMine strengthens cooperation between Kloeckner Belgium and the Netherlands
German company Kloeckner is an internationally renowned name in metal trading. With several branches inside and outside Europe, the company aims to become the largest independent metal trader in the world. Mario Vancompernolle is head of quality, safety, and environment at Kloeckner Metals Belgium and the Netherlands. He tells how and why BizzMine was integrated for joint digital quality management.
The first years with Vivaldi 5.0
When we received ISO 9002 certification in 1996, it quickly became clear that document review was a tedious task. We wanted to manage the documentation of procedures and instructions in a centralized and accessible management system. And we were pioneers in this area, being the very first customer of Vivaldi Software.
The complaint-handling workflow also proved to be a transparent tool. This process allowed us to identify the number of complaints, as well as common errors and causes. This allowed us to continuously improve the functioning of our organization, both toward customers and suppliers. Later, we also added a supplier evaluation process with grades.
The transition from paper to eQMS was very smooth.
The upgrade to BizzMine
Switching to BizzMine was a logical decision for us. Apart from the fact that the new platform offers more possibilities, the upgrade perfectly matched our merger with the Dutch site. Indeed, last year we obtained a single certificate for quality, safety, and environment for both sites.
Now the different departments work with the same flow for personalized complaint handling, and communication is much smoother than before.
The next step will be a process for supplier complaints. We want the complaints to be automatically forwarded to the purchasing department for further processing.
After that, we will also move the two organizations into one and the same document system.
To be honest, we were able to convince our Dutch colleagues of the benefits of BizzMine without much difficulty. They too are very satisfied with the software.
A useful tool for audits
BizzMine also proves to be very transparent during audits. Everyone has a clear overview of planned tasks and actions. It is clear that we learn from mistakes, not only in a corrective but also preventive manner. Working to the standards is one thing, but improving performance within the organization in this way means so much more.
Thanks to BizzMine, we can switch very quickly. With clear statistics, we can do very targeted CAPAs and measure their effectiveness quickly.
Plans for the future
In a later phase, we plan to use BizzMine for processes that are not quality-related. Building a flow is relatively easy and the information from the data can be passed perfectly from one department to another. The fact that you can use one application for different purposes is definitely an added value.
BizzMine is a practical and clear platform that can be easily adapted to the needs of your company.
Mario Vancompernolle, Head of quality, safety, and environment