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dr. G.A. (Gera) Welker

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Name Gera Welker (officially Geertruida Annigje Welker)
Born in Maasland
Born on 27th of April in 1965
Married state Married
Children  2


1983-1988 Sociology at the University of Amsterdam
1989  Logistical Management
1990-1991 APICS Certification Program
1992-1997 Various courses on Quality Management
Various job-related courses
1997-2001  Basic Course for lecturers (COWOG)
Case Research Methodology

Working experience

1990-1991 Staff member Logistics in a hospital: Scheperziekenhuis in Emmen
Co-ordinator of a logistical project with the purpose to reorganise the management and control of the flow of goods and patients
through the hospital that had to be build. The emphasis of this project was on the co-ordination of the interests of all parties involved.
1991-1994  Staff member Logistics in a board factory: Smurfit De Halm Karton
Project leader in the areas of logistics and quality management. I was engaged in various projects, for example, the improvement of the production planning, the renewal of the internal system of transport (conveyers), the implementation of barcoding and the optimisation of information flows.
1994-1997 Quality Manager in a board factory: Smurfit De Halm Karton
As Quality Manager I was jointly responsible for the implementation of a quality system, according to ISO-9002. After certification of the quality system I was responsible for maintaining the system, co-ordinating the internal audits, improvements and stimulating the commitment of the employees.

Academic career

1997-1999 Lecturer at the Production and Quality Management Group, Faculty of Management and Organisation, University of Groningen 

Combined function of Lecturer and PhD researcher at the Production and Quality Management Group

Lecturer and PhD research: working on my PhD-thesis ‘Patterns of order processing. A study of the formalization of the ordering process in order-driven manufacturing companies.’


Assistant Professor Operations Management.


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