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Vlerick Business School Executive Education
Professor of Purchasing and Supply Management at Eindhoven University of Technology, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences (The Netherlands)

Arjan van Weele operates on the interface between science and business. His consulting work enables him to identify business problems that call for research. Research enables him to find new solutions and approaches to business problems. Both research and business problems are discussed in many executive settings and training programs.

His consulting experience includes assignments from large, European manufacturing companies (ABB, Alcatel Bell, DAF Trucks, DSM, Honeywell, Shell International, Heineken, Royal Friesland Foods), construction industry (Skanska), retail (Ahold, Maxeda) and the service-industry (airlines, banks, public transport).

His academic trackrecord includes publications in refereed journals as Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, R&D Management, Journal of Product Innovation Management, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Industrial Marketing Management, Supply Chain Management: an International Journal and The Journal of International Management. In 2003 he received the Hans Ovelgönne Award from the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM) for his outstanding academic contribution in the area of purchasing and supply management

Specialties: Strategic sourcing, corporate procurement strategy, procurement governance, corporate cost down programmes, contracting consultants, contracting outsourcing providers, international contracting, performance management

Professor of Purchasing and Supply Management at Eindhoven University of Technology, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences (The Netherlands)

Arjan is a world renowned expert in the field of purchasing and supply management. He advises many organisations on procurement strategy and governance issues.

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