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Bernard Daniels

Logistics Supplier Manager and Project Leader

The time has passed so quickly for me since joining ASML. When I speak to people who have been on board for many years, they say the same thing: "I remember my first day". That's really powerful.

I did my homework before I joined, and knew what I wanted from the next stage of my career. That was to work in a number one or two ranked company with a global footprint, where I could use my skillset to drive leading-edge supply chains. The size of the company was important too. I've worked in large multi nationals where the pace of change was too slow for me. At ASML, you feel you can drive improvement and that creates energy.

A tight-knit crew

You will achieve more here if you take ownership of your interests and get involved in ASML's networks. You have to leave your own safe harbor and set sail. The company is very receptive to new ideas and ways of working. You can ask the "What if" questions.

It is a challenging environment to work in and you really have to draw on your skillset. But you aren't left on an island. There's a community of people here who share knowledge, and you can build relationships across departments. That creates a strong sense of belonging and family feeling around the company.

Developing the ASML supplier network

Despite its name, Global Logistics Services isn't really about logistics: it's about the strategic application of supply chain management. You get the chance to redefine industry expectations of the supply chain. For example, a few months ago my line manager and I delivered an inaugural event focused entirely on supply chain management professionals from ASML's supply network around the world. This gave us the opportunity to explore questions like "How can we create an exchange forum that up-skills ASML's entire supply chain network more efficiently?" Solutions to questions like that play a big role in ASML's future.

Our role is multifaceted. As supply chain doctors, we ask questions, diagnose patterns that trigger supply chain ailments and prescribe courses of medicine to promote healthy supplier performance. We're also construction workers, building and maintaining bridges to drive supplier performance. And as risk managers, we're always looking to identify, mitigate, manage and monitor product availability risks; shaping them into opportunities.

It's all about working with the supplier network to promote transparency, challenge time, drive continuous improvement and joint problem identification, ownership and solving to meet our customers current and future needs. If that excites you, then ASML is the place for you.

Page updated on 2013-10-4 16:30 CEST

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