Looking back at a great experience – APP study trip 2014 @ Maersk

We were unsure what would happen if we would connect 16 procurement professionals from our YPP network in The Netherlands for 3 days with Professionals from Maersk in Copenhagen.

As board we now look back at a great week full of learning experiences. The energy and engagement felt over the past 3 days from all participants was great. We broadened our horizons and were able to learn from Maersk and each other. We all return home with something new, being new people to collaborate with, new views on purchasing and procurement, better negotiations skills or insight into specific categories. Most of all we return back energized and enthusiastic about our great profession .

We would  like to thank the participants who made this first  study trip into a success and Maersk who made us feel so welcome by being extremely open in showing us their organisation and views on professional procurement.

We hope this study trip was the first of many more and that in the years to come more of our members will be able to join such a unique event.