Arjan van Weele
prof. dr. Arjan van Weele
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59.1

 

Augustus 2018
De reële economie weet ondanks de escapades van Trump en onduidelijkheden over de Brexit van geen wijken. Over augustus noteerde de NEVI Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) een waarde van 59.1 (een PMI waarde >50 geeft aan dat de bedrijvigheid in de industrie is toegenomen, een waarde <50 het tegenovergestelde). Jazeker, ten opzichte van juli betekent dit, onverwacht, een lichte groeispurt (NEVI PMI juli: 58.0). Oorzaken: toename van de binnenlandse en de buitenlandse vraag naar de produkten van onze industrie. Hetgeen resulteerde in nog hogere productievolumes. De Nederlandse industrie produceert nu op topcapaciteit. Het blijkt zeer lastig grondstoffen, halffabrikaten en (electronische) componenten op tijd aangeleverd te krijgen. Productie achterstanden lopen op. De lijst van materalen in de NEVI PMI waaraan een tekort is wordt steeds langer. Een voorbeeld? Recent was Neways in het nieuws vanwege enorme schaarste aan electronische componenten voor de Printed Circuit Boards die het bedrijf produceert. Door deze schaarste heeft het bedrijf naar eigen zeggen miljoenen aan omzet gemist. Het blijkt even lastig om ervaren vaklieden te krijgen. Het aantal banen en vacatures in de industrie nam wederom toe.
Dit alles resulteert in hogere inkoop- en verkoopprijzen en stijgende arbeidskosten. De industrie moet uitkijken voor oververhitting. Is de situatie in ons land uniek? Ja en neen. Ook in de VS (PMI 55.3) en de Eurozone (55.3) is sprake van nog steeds toenemende bedrijfsactiviteiten in de industrie. Daarentegen scoorde de PMI in China slechts 50.8. Ook elders is sprake van sterk groeiende industriele productievolumes. Maar Nederland groeit harder dan de rest. En lijkt daarmee de grootste schaarste aan materialen en arbeid te kennen. Niettemin wordt 2018 voor de industrie een heel goed jaar. Ik handhaaf mijn rapportcijfer op 8.2.

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Arjan van Weele holds the (parttime) NEVI-Chair of Purchasing and Supply Management, at Eindhoven University of Technology, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences (IE&IS). He acts as an independent boardroom consultant to many large companies on procurement strategy and governance issues. He also acts as Supervisory Board Member for a few companies and organizations.

 

Before, he worked for 25 years in management consultancy both at PriceWaterhouseCoopers (1986-1989) and Holland Consulting Group (1989-1999) where he built his specialised consultancy in purchasing and supply chain management.

 

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

 

Apart from strategy he advised clients on such issues as purchasing co-ordination, centralisation-, purchasing organizational structure, procurement benchmarking, performance measurement and improvement and training and development. Apart from these subjects he also supported clients on corporate wide cost down projects in purchasing, supplier strategy development and supplier alignment. Currently his research is devoted to developing effective procurement governance, category sourcing strategies, and value creation through building superior supplier relationships.

 

He worked for many years in education and research programs at Eindhoven University of Technology and Nyenrode University. Is/was related as visiting professor to several (international) management development programs, such as TIAS-Nimbas School of Management, (The Netherlands), Vlerick Gent Leuven School of Management (Belgium), University of Stuttgart (Germany), and European Institute of Purchasing Management (France).

 

Over the last 30 years he has published over 200 articles and 20 books on purchasing and supply management, including ‘Revolution in Purchasing’ (with Frank Rozemeijer (1996)) and the best selling textbooks ‘Inkoop in Strategisch Perspectief’ (Vakmedianet, Netherlands (1988-2017)) and ‘Purchasing and Supply Chain Management’ (Cengage Learning, London, (1995-2018)). The latter book was translated in Chinese, Swedish, Norwegian, Slovenian and Turkish. Based upon his extensive research and publications he qualified as a senior research fellow of BETA, the accredited research school of Eindhoven University of Technology and Twente University.

 

He is member of the Editorial Board the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management and member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of Supply Chain Management.
 

Holds an MBA degree from Interfaculteit Bedrijfskunde at Delft (1978). Obtained his PhD at Eindhoven University of Technology (1984) on ‘Purchasing Control: Performance Measurement of the Industrial Purchasing Function'.
 

Finally he acts as member of the Supervisory Board of INKA BV (buying consortium for installation sector) and the Corporate Tender Board of Rijkswaterstaat.
 

From 2003-2011 he acted as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ITC's (Geneva) global Modular Learning System on Supply Chain Management. This modular learning program was since 2003 rolled out in 61 countries through 121 partner institutes leading to over 6000 obtaining certificates and exams in the field.
 

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.

 

In 2010 he received the NIMA Award from NIMA (Norwegian Purchasing Association) for his outstanding contribution to the field.

 

In 2018 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from IPSERA, the International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association, for his outstanding academic contribution in the purchasing and supply domain.
 

In 2003 he was elected ‘Best Professor of the Year’ by the students of the International Purchasing and Supply Management MBA-program, as organised by the European Institute for Purchasing Management (EIPM) at Geneva. His course on 'Purchasing and Supplier Management' many times won the Industria Best Program Award, a prize for the course that was best appreciated by the students of the School of Industrial Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology.
 

From 2003-2008 he was the academic director of the NEVI3 Strategic Sourcing Master Class (NEVI) and the International Purchasing Presidents' Strategic Dialogue Program (Purspective)(2004). He currently acts as academic director of the International Contracting program for the offshore industry at TIAS Nimbas Business School, Tilburg.

prof. dr. Arjan van Weele
arjan@arjanvanweele.com
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