“It is vital that this logistics process is a seamless process. I’m always quite proud when we all get the job done together.”
Ger Laarman has many years of experience working with different types of wood because he was previously employed in a furniture factory. He now works as a buyer for Losán, a job that requires a lot of knowledge of and affinity with the product. “Gluing veneer to panel material is a tricky logistics process, which is why it’s vital that you know how it works and what it involves”, says Ger.
Ger and his colleagues Ger, Pieter and Rolf are in charge of purchasing the veneer and the panel material. The sheets are bought ready-made from Losán Romania and Losán Spain. “The various subsidiaries work well together”, says Ger. “Obviously we also source materials from other partners, outside the company. Because quality is so important at Losán, guaranteeing the quality of the veneer and the panel material is also an important aspect of our job.”
Ger tries to streamline his workdays as much as possible. The mornings are all about purchasing material, the afternoons are spent planning. “This ensures that I’ve finalised the planning for the next day’s production by the end of the day so the workers know exactly what to do”, Ger explains. “It is vital that the logistics process is a seamless process. I’m always quite proud when we all get the job done together.”
Ger doesn’t think that you can compare working for Losán to working for other companies. “The ambience is always great and we’re always happy to help each other. My colleagues always come to me with their questions because I have a lot of experience and knowledge about veneer and panel material. Helping others is fun. My door is always open!” “Doing a meaningful job is important to me. But there also needs to be a balance between challenging jobs and other more routine jobs”, says Ger. “Ultimately we make a really nice product together. My role also involves bridging the gap between the office and production, which I find very valuable.”
Ger Laarman, Purchase Manager LosánNL