YPP @DSM video

The YPP event at DSM was a great success.  The DSM sourcing team shared with 30 young procurement professionals how they are preparing for the future. A guided tour through the Rosalind Franklin biotechnology center and discussions in small groups on sustainability, development of new business models and digitisation made it a really interesting and interactive event.

Watch the below video for an impression of the event

Update YPP conference – Keynote speakers

Update YPP conference

The future disruption and a future proof procurement function is central to the annual Young Procurement Professionals conference on November 9, 2018. YPP organizes the conference this year in collaboration with KPMG Advisory. During this year’s YPP conference leading procurement experts will share their perspective on the future of procurement. We will provide insights in the challenges you, as young procurement professional, will face and we challenge you to contribute and be part of the future proof procurement vision of YPP.

Keynote speakers

Richard van Hooijdonk, Trend watcher and Futurist. His inspiration sessions have been attended by over 420,000 people. Richard is a regular guest at radio and television programs. With his international research team, he investigates tech trends like robotics, drone technology, autonomous transport systems, Internet of Things, virtual reality, biotech, nanotech, neurotech, blockchain, 3D and 4D printing and of course augmented and virtual reality and their impact on various industries.

Michelle Baker, Chief Procurement Officer at KPN. The workplace of the future will be AI-augmented, robotically-enhanced, and filled with more data than we can ever even imagine. Succeeding in that environment will require functions that know how to best exploit these developments, populated by people who understand how to differentiate themselves and their roles as humans in this increasingly automated world. Building a future-proof procurement function will require our boldly embracing these technologies and not fearing to use them where they can do things better than humans can, whilst building uniquely human capabilities into assets the firm value. Collaboration, facilitation, and business-specific insights, will be the currencies of the successful procurement function of the future.

More information about the theme, program and speakers is available via Conference 2018 in the above menu bar.

We hope that you will contribute to the future of procurement on November 9th, 2018!

Now available! 2 e-books on the changing value proposition of purchasing 2018

At the 12th of April 2018, the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen organized its annual Purchasing Symposium, with this years theme being: ‘The changing value proposition of Purchasing’ hosted jointly by the NEVI, RUG and TeMa.

Master students of the University of Groningen presented their two books on the state of Strategic Purchasing in 2018. Both books are written as part of the Master course Purchasing of the Faculty of Economics & Business of the University of Groningen. This is the sixth time that a similar project has been set up within the Department of Operations and we are happy to be able to share the e-books with the YPP community again this year.

If you are interested in the latest trends on Strategic Purchasing you can download the e-books via the below links:

Purchasing 17-18 – Purchasing is Risk Management

Sustainable Strategic Purchasing, insight from theory and practice

Summer drinks update

The location for our yearly Summer Drinks is updated in the event details. We would like to invite you to enjoy some drinks and evaluate the first half of 2018 in Café Het Gegeven Paard in Utrecht on the 5th of July. If you’d like to join, please register so we know how many people to expect. We hope we will see you there!


Interested to know how travelling can contribute to the development of your soft skills? Visit the TONII event TRAVEL! on 4th June in The Hague. Key note speaker is Ap Dijksterhuis, professor Social en Cultural Psychology, and author of the book ‘Wie (niet) reist is gek’. If you like to know more about this inspiring en unique event, go to http://bit.ly/TRAVEL-event.

Apply the code YPP and pay only 15 Euro’s to participate!’



YPP event @ DAF Trucks

YPP CPO event at ATC-NL in march 2018

The YPP CPO event at ATC-NL in march 2018 was a great succes. CPO’s Marjolein Goense (ABN AMRO), Jeroen van de Broek (FrieslandCampina), Jeroen Wegkamp (NS) and Menno Wolf (Neways Technologies) shared their perspective on the role of CPO, provided insight in the challenges they face and answered professional, personal, or career related questions.


If you hate the feeling of missing out and don’t want to miss another event please register as a member and get a notification of our events. Checkout the video from this awesome event.

International study trip update #1

The complete program of the study trip to Helsinki is now available on the event page.  Together with the Logy Young Professionals we have put together a great program around the Amazing Case event.

Check out the details about the exciting company visits and the Logy procurement forum and sign-up for the study trip today. There are only 4 more places available!




Sneak preview of the DAF Trucks event

Throughout DAF’s operations and processes, technology plays a vital role in delivering world class products and services in the safest possible way. In the past few years DAF has invested significantly in its plants, both in Eindhoven and in Westerlo, making them world-leading in terms of safety, quality and efficiency. In DAF’s engine factory, employees receive standardized work instructions on PC workstations. Robots are used to enhance assembly accuracy and for heavy physical work. At DAF’s component factory skilled workers use advanced welding robots and plasma cutting machines. All the production facilities, Engine Plant, Sheet Metal Components Plant and the Truck Assembly Plant will be shown during a guided tour by train.

Do you want to join us on the guided tour and get more insight in the Procurement departement of DAF Trucks? Register before April 2nd and be part of this fun and interesting event in Eindhoven. We look forward to meet you there!

International study trip to Helsinki

Last year we announced that YPP was working on international partnerships with other young procurement networks. We are happy to share with you that we have been invited by the LOGY Young Professionals to join their yearly event in Helsinki this year. After the success of the study trip to Copenhagen in 2014 the invitation of Logy is a great opportunity to organise a study trip to Helsinki this year.

From May 7th until May 10th we have put together an exciting 4 day program where we will:

  • Work on a challenging case during the Logy event with an international group of young professionals
  • Visit 2 exiting companies to learn about their procurement best practices and challenges
  • Participate in the Logy forum on procurement competences and education
  • Build your network during dinner and drinks with the Logy young professionals
  • Explore Helsinki

For more information take a look at the event details

Want to join?

The number of available spaces is limited, so register now!