Ready 2 Tack

About R2T

About Myself

Welcome to the website of Ready 2 Tack. My name is Vincent Rikkink, owner of R2T. I studied Automotive Technology at HAN University of Applied Science and Electronics at Twente University. After my study I have been employed by several companies in High Tech mechanics, electronics and software. In the nineties I have been working and living in Neuchatel, Switzerland. The jobs overthere sparked my interest in innovative quality systems and business organizations. During the many functions in my career, I've got the opportunity to build and restructure several Research and Development departments. I decided to bring this knowledge to a broader public and started together with Scienta a partnership.

About R2T

Tacking is a sailing maneuver by which a sailing vessel, whose desired goal is into the wind, turns its bow toward and through the wind so that the direction from which the wind blows changes from one side of the boat to the other, allowing progress in the desired direction.

It is a metaphor for changing direction in order to reach your goal even if it is upwind. I choose the name, because I am passionate about sailing but also I strongly believe that companies need always to be ready to change and innovate in order to stay ahead of competition.

What R2T offers

R2T has developed several toolboxes and a methodology based on lean and continuous improvement for end to end realization processes. The toolboxes consist of process descriptions, templates, checklists and automated forms built on the Scienta cloud application. The toolboxes have been developed for product realization companies to describe, deploy and execute their product creation process. The toolboxes covers development, industrialization as well as customer service and quality management process descriptions. Next to this, it has interfaces described with management and supporting processes such as HRM, Quality Assurance, Auditing, Management Leadership & Strategy and Risk & Issue Management.