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Over Cierpa

Continuous improvement with tailormade scalable software

In The Netherlands and neighbouring countries, Cierpa has been helping production companies to get to the top for over ten years. In a user-friendly manner, Cierpa Software provides insights into improvements and wastages in the production process.  That way, every company can quickly learn how to improve its performance.

A modular, user-friendly software suite

Techniques and methods like 5S, Kaizen and the LEAN approach to overall thinking are the basis of Cierpa’s software suite. The various modules fit together seamlessly and are  easy to use, for consultants, plant managers, operations managers and operators. What is more, our software can easily be tailored to the needs of your specific process. Cierpa software brings continuous improvement within the reach of everyone in every company.

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Mathieu van Loon

Who is who?

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software lean 5s audit OEE kaizen knowledge
Mathieu van Loon
Co-founder
The question which impels me, as CEO and co-founder of Cierpa is: how do you reinforce a change of culture (that is, continuous improvement) by means of software? When I see an operator or a manager demonstrate how his or her team has improved with the help of our software, then I am really proud of what we have contributed with Cierpa software.
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software lean 5s audit OEE kaizen knowledge
Dirk Jan van Lente
Co-founder, Improvement Consultant
From my own working experience, I was aware that there were no good CI-software modules available on the workfloor to support continuous improvement. Although that is precisely where it should be happening. That was very much in my mind as co-founder of Cierpa. I often conceive the setup and functions of our modules, and then, within Cierpa, we work these out into a user-friendly product.
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software lean 5s audit OEE kaizen knowledge
Han van der Heijden
Sparring partner
I’m a sparring partner for consultants and for customers with in-depth questions. In addition, I’m responsible for customer support and marketing. What makes me happy? Seeing our customers become more successful.
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software lean 5s audit OEE kaizen knowledge
Robin Masters
Software Developer, Support
Creating software which is both internally elegant and externally user-friendly, that’s what inspires me as a Software Developer. I really get a kick when users are able to achieve their goals and are happy at the end of the day thanks to our software.
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software lean 5s audit OEE kaizen knowledge
Paul den Boer
Software Developer, Support
As Software Developer, it’s my task to turn the ideas of designers and product-owners into a working application. It’s my responsibility to make sure that the buttons all work, that data is stored correctly and that everything looks just as I intended it to. In addition, I provide support to clients and help them with any problems that might arise.
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software lean 5s audit OEE kaizen knowledge
Esther van der Heijden
Software Developer, Support
I am one of Cierpa’s support staff. If there’s a call asking for help, it will be usually me who deals with it. And I solve small bugs which come up in the software. In addition, the Cierpa website is my responsibility and it’s my job to look after all modifications to it.
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software lean 5s audit OEE kaizen knowledge
Dennis Hellewegen
Software Developer, Support
At Cierpa, my task as Software Developer includes all aspects of our web applications. From checking that all the buttons are in the right place to ensuring that all the data is stored properly. In short, it’s my goal to see that everything works just as it’s meant to.
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software lean 5s audit OEE kaizen knowledge
Janneke Möhlmann
Interaction Designer, Marketing
As Interaction Designer, I work to enable the users of our software to achieve their goals in the easiest possible way. What are the various stages they have to go through? Where are the buttons situated? How does the software interface appear? I think it’s fantastic when our clients use the software for the first time and immediately understand how they can do what they want with it.
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software lean 5s audit OEE kaizen knowledge
Michael de Bruin
Software Developer, Support
My prime responsibility at Cierpa is to provide support . I try to help clients by answering their questions and where possible solving software problems. In addition, I also help to develop elements for one or other of our products.
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software lean 5s audit OEE kaizen knowledge
Twan Spee
Software Developer, Support
I’m a software developer at Cierpa. What I love about this job is that you can really help make improvements and automate those repetitive chores.
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software lean 5s audit OEE kaizen knowledge
Martijn van de Kerkhof
Software Developer, Support
I’m a software developer at Cierpa. My work is all about development and maintenance of our different Cierpa modules. I really like being around tech stuff, I’ve been doing that ever since I was a kid!
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software lean 5s audit OEE kaizen knowledge
Improvement Consultants
and accomplished freelancers
We also regularly call on the services of a growing network of Improvement Consultants who have experience in applying our software in improvement processes. As well as these consultants we work with an experienced group of freelancers who project Cierpa in our texts, SEO and advertisements.