JOHAN DEKEYZER

In the early eighties, Johan Dekeyzer started the company Dekeyzer-Ossaer from his experiences in the meat industry. With a bachelor degree in economical sciences and business, Johan started on a small scale and grew the company in being a factory with staff of around 120 people and a continuous growing approximate annual turnover of 25 million €. The company focuses on portioning and preparing a diversity of meat products and its distribution to large scale customers such as industrial kitchens, restaurants, hospitals, schools and care-taking. In its close collaboration with its customers, the company is able to provide automation and customization and just-in time distribution, and applying various food-technology-innovations where useful. Johan is a Flemish entrepreneur with a strong commitment to its staff, and continuously interested in how new technologies can support the quality of the products, production and automation.

HOW THE MEAT PROCESSING INDUSTRY CAN BE AN EXAMPLE TO OTHER INDUSTRIES, PROVIDING JUST IN TIME CUSTOMIZED, HIGH QUALITY AND TRACEABLE PRODUCTS.

Even after having been awarded one of the first Factory of the Future awards in the food industry in Belgium, the company Dekeyzer-Ossaer has continued to strive towards further improving their operational excellence and strategic vision on how to optimize the production using technological means of automation and digitization. As a medium-sized organization, it continues to serve to lead by example in a using technologies to continuously support customers and its workforce, while focusing on  maintaining a high quality of the products and production through traceability. Many of its approaches can be an inspiration to other industries in both discrete and process. Some best practices in this transformation and key learnings to challenges and opportunities and why it continues to be sensible to keeping up a high standard.

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