Welcome to your most important and most obvious meeting place regardless of the level, focus and market within purchasing, logistics and supply chain. As usual, an eventful day in the Conservatory at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm with the network and skills development in the form of seminars, interviews and interesting speakers.
Prof. dr Arjan van Weele
Over the past decades purchasing supply management has gained significant recognition as a key business function. As companies and governments have started to outsource most of their non-core activities to outside suppliers, their risk profile has changed dramatically as suppliers today are co-determining the organization’s costs position and operational efficiency. As a result, purchasing as a function moved from the backroom into the boardroom. Public procurement has been embedded over time with complex European legislation, rules and guidelines. However, this development did not go without any dispute. First, by professionalizing purchasing as a function, companies needed to change their governance model. Second, as purchasing moved from one stage of development to the next, terminology, concepts and operating models changed. Today, purchasing is referred to using many terms and definitions. Which are often unclear to managers and employees. Third, new tasks and roles were assigned to purchasing professionals to include contract management, supplier relations management and sustainable sourcing. Also, in academia there seems confusion about what purchasing includes as there is no common understanding of the key concepts underlying the function and the theories that could or should be used to explore purchasing phenomena.
Arjan van Weele is professor emeritus in Purchasing and Supply Management at Eindhoven University of technology, the Netherlands. He is a recognized boardroom consultant in this domain. He has authored many textbooks, publications and academic articles in esteemed scientific journals. He obtained the IPSERA Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to the academic field. He was nominated as a Member of Honour by the Dutch Association of Purchasing Management in the Netherlands. During his active life as a professional he contributed to many international conferences and was a valued guest speaker at many of Silf’s conferences.
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|Tid:||08:30 - 17:00|
|Pris:||SEK 5,980. Price for members: 5,430 SEK (Can not be combined with other offers)|
|Plats:||Vinterträdgården, Grand Hôtel, Stockholm|