• Theo Cornelissen

    AVAILABLE for worldwide assignments.


    Theo has been working on various international engagements in Europe, Middle East, US and Asia.

    Consulting/project as well as operational experience in Warehousing & Logistics, Transport & Distribution, IT-system selection & implementation, RFI & RFQ, Greenfield operations, pricing, SLA & KPI, complaint management, VAL & VMI, PMO


    I am passionate about performance improvement and do it right the first time. And in this I am determined to challenge old ways of doing things. You will find me presentable, approachable, knowledgeable and professional in everything I do. I am equally at ease in the Boardroom as I am dealing “hands on” or in a “one-to-one” situation. I believe a positive work environment filled with people with the right attitude is the route to a business’ future success.

    I’m holding an EU & UAE driver’s license.




    Clipper Logistics

    Clipper Logistics is a leading UK, independent Logistics business. Founded in 1992 they have grown from a 4 man operation to a £235m, multi-site operation. They specialise in retail logistics and in the UK boast a huge and varied customer base from the small SME’s to famous brand names. ​

    General Manager (Fashion/apparel) 

    May 2016 - Current


    The role covers the 2 Hof sites and Munchberg


    Inalfa Roof Systems

    Inalfa Roof Systems is one of the world's biggest providers of vehicle roof systems. Inalfa designs, develops and manufactures sunroofs and open roof systems for the major OEM's in the automotive industry.

    Project Support (Automotive)

    Jan – Apr 2016


    Support the Logistics team in a preparing a relocation of (Porsche and Audi) fully automated/robotic production lines from Italy to Poland.


    • Communication with Customers and 4pl’s


    • Involved in Inbound & Outbound logistics
    • Internal & External warehousing
    • Involved in Production feed and finished goods.
    • Relocation to Poland.


    • Transport to internal departments & customers

    Ooredoo - Myanmar

    Ooredoo Group (formerly Qtel) is an international telecommunications company headquartered in Doha, Qatar. Ooredoo provides mobile, wireless, wireline, and content services. It is one of the world’s largest mobile telecommunications companies, with over 114 million customers worldwide as of September 2015

    Logistics Roll-out Manager (Telecom)

    Jan 2014 – August 2015

    Setup Logistics and Transport in a Greenfield start-up for Ooredoo by managing complete logistics implementation.


    • Coordinate with all departments e.g. alignment of internal procedures
    • Write all logistics procedures & test scripts incl. Visio flowcharts.
    • Keywords > POS, Merchandise, Retail, Distributors, Franchise, LSP, Interfaces, Sims, Handhelds, Vouchers, Local Sim Packaging Solution.


    • Calculate logistics costs, bottom up and. (Financial assessment).
    • Setup inventory Mngmnt for Sims/Scratchcards/Devices.


    • Negotiate agreements with LSP.
    • In & Outbound Road/Sea/Airfreight handling, ULD breakdown & build-up, RMA, Warranty, rework/repair.


    • Make sure all interfaces/hardware between Ooredoo internal systems, Huawei NGBSS and LSP’s in place.

    DBSchenker - Oman                                                                                                 

    Schenker Khimji’s LLC, a joint venture between DB Schenker Logistics and Khimji Ramdas Shipping LLC in the Sultanate of Oman. The company provides solutions in the fields of air and ocean freight, land transport, contract logistics, supply chain management and event logistics. 

    Project Manager (industrial)

    Okt 2013 - Jan 2014


    Support the UAE RFQ team.


    • Calculate and draw required temp. controlled Whs, Rest area, Empl. Housing (all according to Vastu shastra)
    • All logistics costs, master plan, storage, equipment, infra, staff, Green logistics, SLA’s, KPI’s.(Retail)


    • 45.000 m² in Masqat.

    Essent Lighting                    

    Essent is one of Europe’s five leading electricity and gas companies. Active in the generation, trading, transmission and supply of electricity and gas. More than 66,000 employees supply over 16 million customers with electricity and approximately 7.3 million customers with gas


    Project Manager (Industrial)


     Jul 2013 - Okt 2013

    The largest generating, trading, transmitting and supplying Electricity Company in the Netherlands. (Industrial)


    • Logistics & Transport redesign.

    Lubbers & Partners  – NL    

    The activities of Lubbers & Partners Logistic Services BV find (among others) place in the industry: Freight forwarders, shipping agents, shippers and other freight brokers in the Barge industry.

    Project Manager (Inland shipping)

    Apr 2013 - Jun 2013



    A Dutch barge company. (Inland shipping).


    Lead the RFQ for salt transport by barge. (NL <> B).


    Lubbers & Partners  – NL

    Project Manager (Inland shipping)

    Jan 2013 - Mar 2013


    A Dutch barge company. (Inland shipping).


    • Write logistics Procedures & Visio flowcharts and map Logistics services incl. costs

    Rudolph - Hellmann Automotive - Dubai

    As the leading provider of ‘on site’ logistics services, Rudolph and Hellmann Automotive specialise in removing inefficiency from your manufacturing processes. Born from the needs of a world renowned vehicle manufacturer, expertise ranges from the management of large time sensitive warehouses to direct production line feed and sub assembly.

    Ops. Manager (Automotive) 

    Mar 2012 – Jan 2013 


    UAE/Dubai - Spare parts & Oil business for the Middle East. (FORD - DC Middle East.


    • People Mngmnt & capacity planning,SLA, KPI, RMA..
    • Maintenance of equipment, racking, interior, premises & landscape.
    • Involved in the installation of a warehouse sprinkler.

    Rudolph Logistics - Germany

    Project Manager (Automotive)

    Jan 2012 – Mar 2012


    VW spare parts business for Europe. 


    • Layout redesign, inbound / outbound procedures

    DB Schenker - Dubai

    Project Manager (Aviation)

    Nov 2011 – Dec 2011


    Support the WW tendering team with the Airbus RFQ (Aviation)


    Calculate storage areas and equipment, infrastructure, equipment, personnel, green logistics, SLA’s, KPI’s, flowcharts.


    • 7,500 sqm in Dubai Setup SLA’s, KPI’s.

    DB Schenker - Kelsterbach Germany

    Whs. Project Manager (Automotive)

    Jul 2011 - Nov 2011


    Support the German tendering team with RFQ’s (Automotive)


    Calculate storage areas and equipment, infrastructure, equipment, personnel, green logistics, SLA’s, KPI’s, flowcharts.


    • 35,000 m² in Stuttgart (Volvo, Porsche, VW) (Automotive).
    • 5,000 sqm in Cologne (Techno Einkauf) (Automotive).

    DB Schenker - Ludwigsburg Germany

    Project Manager

    Jan 2011 - Jun 2011



    • Replace HP CUST (customs) & HP Athena (billing) System.
    • Design internal invoicing process DBSchenker.
    • HP <> DBSchenker rating system inputs in terms of HP programs. (Hi-Tech)

    DB Schenker - Stuttgart Germany

    Transp. Project Manager (Hi-tech)

    Aug 2008 - Dec 2011



    New customer implementation, KPI’s, Go Life, start up, handover, Visio flowcharts.


    • Design transport lines for Dell from EU OEM’s into Russia using cross-dock facilities. (Hi-Tech)
    • Setup transport lines for Bosch from WW supplier to Bosch manuf. in India
    • Setup transport lines for Bosch India to WW shipping locations, customs & receiving procedures. (Industrial)
    • Setup transport lines for HP OEMs into DE, CH, FI, RU, PO and Baltics. Incl. reverse flows. (Hi-Tech)
    • Design transport lines for Siemens airfreight U.S. <> Europe. (Hi-Tech


    Amazon - Germany

    Sr. Transport Manager (e-Commerce) 

    2007 – Jul 2008


    For Amazon responsible for managing the transport budget of € 14 million, Maintain and develop SLA’s with the LSP’s.


    • Audits in the FC and carrier network, MBR’s & QBR’s
    • Monitor customer satisfaction on postal code level and manage inbound to FR, DE, from the US & Asia.

    Videojet - Netherlands

    Outsourcing Mngr (Industrial printing) 

    2006 – Sept 2007


    Outsourcing within EMEA. E.g. warehousing, all EMEA freight agreements, EMEA Inventory consolidation to 2 DC’s.


    • Training and education of the service organization
    • All interfaces/hardware between Videojet internal systems and LSP’s in place.
    • Write all logistics procedures incl. Visio flowcharts.


    • Negotiate contracts with the LSP’s
    • Centralization of returns inventory, Setup RMA/Warranty/repair flows per country. 
    • Allocate and ship/store ink products and printers in LSP’s warehouses in GE & SP.


    • Road/Sea/Airfreight handling, ULD breakdown & build-up
    • A good performance transparency of shippers and 3PLs, setup SLA’s & KPI’s.
    • An uninterrupted customs clearance.

    DHL - Tiel Netherlands

    Transp. Manager (Fashion/apparel) 

    Nov 2005 – Okt 2006


    All traffic matters for Fashion Retail network +/- 1500 shops/day.


    • Lead planning dept. and maintenance of equipment, 45 trucks and 60 charters in season.


    • Setup Whs 12.500 m2 for summer/peak season. 

    DHL - Venlo Netherlands

    Project Manager (Fashion/apparel) 

    Jan 2005 – Okt 2005



    Prepare relocation distribution department from Venlo to Tiel.


    • Investigate personal matters and possible relocation of employees.
    • Interviewing and hiring of new transportplanners and truckdrivers.

    TNT - Netherlands

    WMS Roll-out Manager (Hi-tech)

    Dec 2003 – Dec 2004


    Project involved replacement of HP’s WMS system for TNT’s WMS system in 125 SPL Whs’s in EMEA.


    • Prepared project management planning and cost estimation.
    • GAP analysis, prepared plans and templates for various work areas, Training, go-live support.
    • Write all logistics procedures incl. Visio flowcharts.

    TNT - Netherlands

    EDC Manager (Hi-tech)

    Jan 2002 – Dec 2003 


    Lead the semi-automated Multi-User DCE & offside locations. Main customer HP / Compaq.


    • Implemented job descriptions, ISO 9000, setup SLA’s & KPI’s, performance dashboard.
    • Updated/revised HR policies and procedures, personnel records, appraisal process.


    • Setup RMA/Warranty/repair flow department.
    • closing 3 offsite Whs’s & changing EDC whs layout
    • Staff reduced 20 %, increased productivity 65 %.
    • Maintenance of equipment, racking, interior, premises & landscape.


    • Responsible for Road/Sea/Airfreight handling.

    HP / Compaq - Gorinchem Netherlands

    EMEA Head of Log. / DCE Manager (Hi-tech)

    Jan 1999 – Dec 2001 


    Fully automated Distribution center, with cranes, chain/belt conveyers, sorters scanners, sizing stations.

    • Capacity, revenue goals, quality, costs, Account management, Procurement. Profitability and service levels, 3pl Management for all EMEA DC’s.
    • Setup RMA/Warranty/rework/repair/reconfiguration department.
    • Headcount 33% down, Process redesign.
    • Updated/revised HR policies, Member of Project team (outsourcing of DCE).
    • Tune UK manufacturing and IT systems to meet the DCE inbound and EMEA requirements.

    HP / Compaq - Gorinchem Netherlands

    Transp. Manager. (Hi-tech)             

    Jan 1995 – Dec1998

    • People & Transport mgmt. (100 – 150 trucks/day), Road/Sea/Airfreight handling, ULD breakdown & build-up
    • Safety and health, reviews, salary changes, promotions & disciplinary actions.
    • Tenders and rate negotiations, expense 10% down, productivity 30-40% up.



    HP / Compaq - Gorinchem Netherlands

    Whs. & Project Manager. (Hi-tech)

    Sep 1992 - Dec 1994 

    • Designed and realized the complete lay-out and all system processes.
    • All operational flowcharts written & certified to ISO 9000.
    • Capacity planning, automation, development, staff training, setup SLA’s & KPI’s (dashboard design)
    • Maintenance of equipment, racking, interior, premises & landscape.


    HP / Digital - Nijmegen Netherlands

    Log. Manager. (Hi-tech)

    Jun 1988 - Aug 1995


    EDC for Digital spare parts.

    • TREG (Trade-in Refurbished Equipment Group) Repair-floor layout design.
    • Small Whs projects, write all logistics procedures incl. Visio flowcharts.

    Conpax Packaging – Netherlands    

    Project, Log. & Transp. Mngr ( Packaging)

    May 1978 - May 1988 

    • Daily workload, Maintenance of equipment, racking, interior, premises & landscape.
    • Realized a complete relocation of the Whs (2x)
    • Manage all LDPE, HDPE and PP grain inbound and extrusion feed handling/procedures for Manufacturing of plastic packaging products.


    Royal Dutch Navy

    Elec/Mech engineer (Defence)

    May 1973 - May 1978

    • Maintenance and repair of elec. and mech. installations on Royal Navy ships.
    • (Switchboards & Engines for propulsion sys.
    • Hydrants, Pumps, Valves & Fittings for water & sewage install)





    *International Logistics

    *Reverse Logistics


    *Manage to 500 staff

    *Logistics network restructuring

    *Map Logistics services & costs

    *new customer implementation

    *Transport & Whs Mngmnt

    *Account mngmnt *Procurement Transport 24 yr's, Staff 14 yr's, Equipment 12 yr's, Offside whs 8 yr's, Consumables 12 yr's 

    *Site Development


    *Process redesign

    *ISO 9001

    *Tenders and rate negotiations.




    Advanced courses Outlook, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Visio 1994 - 1997


    Fire-fighter (basic)


    ISO 9001 1994 - 1995


    Trained in writing all Warehouse & Distribution QAP & SOP's

    Activities: Team member in the ISO certification pathway at HP/Compaq Computers EMEA


    Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 1991 - 1993


    Parts, Warehousing, and Inventory Management Operations 1991 - 1993

    Pax Christi College

    Diploma Electrical engineering 1969 - 1973




    Tony Lemmers

    Manager Logistics & Trade Compliance at Katun EDC BV

    I did work with Theo on several projects and did learn a lot about communication towards customers and damage control as well as how to come to customer satisfaction. Because of his experience and knowledge difficult situations were handled with a certain grace. Without panic and negative emotions. An excellent way of managing projects and project teams.

    Thea Ververis-den Uijl

    Vrijwilligster als Contact Ouderen Persoon at FNV Bondgenoten

    It was very nice working with Theo, as a professional teamleader,at the Compaq period we coöperate from 1996 until 2003, Theo and his team organised transportation throughout Europe,Middle East, Africa, Theo is a very professional and straight forward person, a social person with respect for human beings in person. Theo is a specialist in general for transportation, warehouse management, Inbound,Cross dock, process improvement, time management.
    It was my pleasure working with him.

    Paul Bellemans

    Ready for the right challenge - Inspirational Leadership from within, sustained by values, is key



    Theo is an all-round exceptional skilled manager with a highly recognized expertise in logistics. With his level of competence he is able to do anything others might think is impossible. He knows how to bring about insights, plans and workable strategies. No problem is too complex when having shared his approach and knowing like no one else how to create and manage a team. I can highly recommend Theo for any managerial function where leading from within is practised, methodology is wanted and results appreciated.

    amit paudel

    Logistics and Supply Chain Professional

    THEO is real hero for all labour worker.

    Kick Schilp

    Contract Manager EMEA

    Worked with Theo on large projects throughout Europe for a major customer. Theo is easy going, a great team player and very knowledgeable in especially supply chain management. It has always been a pleasure working with him.

    George Verschoor

    EMEA logistics expert/depot engineering at Hewlett-Packard

    Theo is a high expert in logistics ,warehousing,managing 3PL's, forwarder management, and people management.

    A real team player and always go for the 10 +

    Victor Detaro

    Design Engineer at Al Futtaim Auto & Machinery Co

    I had worked together with Theo in coming up with a warehouse solution - it was my pleasure working with someone who was very knowledgeable in supply chain management. He was a genuine and a straight forward person - I know he would excel in everything he does, especially now that he is coming to Dubai.

    Bert Ruitenbeek

    Regional Operations Director Pharmaceutical Wholesale at Walgreens Boots Alliance

    Theo proofed himself to be able to manage a complex pan-european project. He managed the project team in a enthusiastic and people oriented way whilst being strongly focussed on the customer, deadlines and responsibilities.

    Marco Van Etten

    Senior Operations Manager | Change Management | Logistics & Distribution Expert | Six Sigma.

    Theo is a manager who knows his business, logistics, 3PL, transportation and being in charge of the business.

    Besides this Theo has the respect of his direct reports and all layers of the organisation top to bottom.

    Ep Haven

    Owner at One makes a difference

    In my position as Director HR and Facility Services I learned to know Theo as a responsible and seasoned manager, who managed the Operations Dept. professionally. This also during the difficult time, where it was announced, that the DCE would be outsourced. In spite of that, Theo managed to retain all key personnel and keep the absence level very low.



    +31 6 51619499



    0031 6 51619499


    Nijmegen Area, Netherlands