Alumnia | December 2021
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Dear reader,

‘It is the most wonderful time of the year’, ‘Last Christmas’ and ‘Driving home for
Christmas’, are songs that are now playing on the radio all day. There’s something
special about Christmas and everyone look forward to these days. And why shouldn’t
we? All houses are decorated, there are presents under the tree and we can spend the
Christmas days with our favorite stepmother.

This edition contains various articles about the ‘busy December month’. Sander Roeleven
talks about ups-and-downs in the parcel world, Caitlin Riesewijk interviewed Dow about
her ambitions and values and Joost van der Haar talks about the daily reality of ups &
downs at grocery retailers. Moreover, Sander Roeleven talks about a new series of game
changing trucks and Bauke Wijnands speaks about the constantly changes of demand at
KLM. Vita Broeken interviewed Bolletje and conducted a kruidnoten test. Lars Geerlings
ends the theme with an article about the opportunities for Districon that arise from the
supply chain crisis.

In addition, Maiky Geerman interviewed the IE department about the UK’s current,
and massive truck driver shortage and Sinan Yasarol talks about studying and living in
Eindhoven as an international student. Koen Minartz speaks about his extra-curricular
activities and three sub-boards of Industria, namely C.I.T.I., Crew and IRP introduces
themselves. The Alumnia update, Alumnia speaking and the columns can be found on
the last pages.

Let me end with a poem named ‘Let every day be Christmas’:
‘‘Christmas is forever, not just for one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and light and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for other is good you do yourself.’’
I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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