Consultancy services

Are you in need of expert support in your PLM project?
Someone who can bring direction and momentum, and can move things forward?
Do you want to ensure your PLM processes are properly adopted?

I can help to make your process a success.

On a project or interim basis, I provide support in the definition, implementation, and roll-out of product lifecycle management (PLM) and related processes like change- and configuration management. I can support a broad scope but prefer strategy, organization, process, and people.

Topics in which I can add value:

  • Positioning in the organization, ensuring proper business involvement and support
  • Definition of strategy and roadmap based on your organization's needs
  • Providing overview and alignment between all involved departments and disciplines
  • Collect and understand challenges and needs within the organization
  • Organization and strategy regarding rollout to the business
    (change enablement, creating awareness, user adoption, training, support)
  • Setting up, building and leading a team around PLM
  • Coordination of your PLM project
  • Cooperation with and involvement of tool vendor and/or service partner
  • Targeted challenges on specific PLM topics

About me and my experience

I am an expert in product lifecycle management and have a strong foundation in mechanical engineering and product development. In total, I have 20 years of experience in the automotive and medical device industry.

My experience is in both processes and tools related to PLM, change- and configuration management. During the last few years, my main focus has been on the process side. I am a real system thinker with the ability to oversee organization-wide processes end-to-end. A fast learner, able to quickly develop an understanding of complex topics and how to apply them.

Over my career, I have naturally taken on roles in various levels of leadership. As a lead I prefer to take a servant position, enabling others to deliver the best results and to develop and grow. Within a team, I aim to create a feeling of togetherness and shared responsibility. I can stay calm and focused in hectic times, find acceptance, and from there think clearly about possibilities, which also positively influences others.

Companies at which I am or have been involved in PLM projects are: 
Quick Release_, Ceer Motors, HQ PackLightyear, Philips, Sunrise Medical, Wemo, USG professionals.

PLM topics I have experience with:

  • Item and BOM management
  • Engineering BOM and Manufacturing BOM
  • Change and release management
  • Variant management
  • CAD data management
  • Document management
  • Product data management
  • ERP integration (SAP and Infor)
  • Service management (SBOM and serviceable items)
  • Requirements management 
  • Data migration

CM2-C certified

IPMA-C trained

PLM tools I have experience with:

For more info refer to:

Direct clients


Marcus Youden - Chief Growth Officer at Quick Release_

Bas provides invaluable support to QR_ and our clients in an advisory capacity, drawing on his extensive knowledge and experience in PLM. Being able to understand and articulate both technical and functional requirements helps position our business integrator services to bring system solutions to life. His focus on and approach to supporting people first and foremost is a great fit with QR_ culture and benefits all he interacts with.

Willem van den Corput - VP Engineering at Lightyear

Over the past 3 years, Bas and I worked closely together, building up a future-proof and agile PLM system for Lightyear. We've got the challenge and honor to implement and work with 3Dexperience Cloud platform, in direct collaboration with the architecture team of Dassault Systems Paris and Technia BV Netherlands.
Got to know Bas, as a very dedicated, organized, and hard-working team player.

Youri de Jong - IT Manager at Lightyear

Over the past few years I've come to know Bas as a highly conscientious, respected and valued colleague at Lightyear. In his role of lead PLM he was responsible for setting up the tools and processes to support our engineering department in making our vehicles. Through his leadership, he and the the team he recruited were able to setup a PLM landscape, with processes, knowledge bases, tools and infrastructure that resulted in Lightyear delivering the BOM of our first vehicle on time to our vehicle contract manufacturer. The times Bas went above and beyond for Lightyear were numerous, he is the kind of person that cares and puts his work and his colleagues above himself.

Possible roles

  • Team lead / Manager PLM
  • (Senior) PLM Engineer
  • (Senior) PLM Consultant
  • Change management specialist
  • Product Owner
  • Business Architect
  • Business Analyst
  • Project Coordinator
  • Process deployment manager
  • Training strategy and organization
  • Technical trainer


Do you have another role where I could fit? Please let me know. I love to learn, develop and grow. So I am open to exploring other positions as well.

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