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!


YPP CPO Event update #1

A few weeks ago we announced our first event for 2018, the YPP CPO event at ATC-NL. Now, a few weeks later, the CPO event is fully booked. For the lucky ones that register on time we hereby proudly present the CPO’s that will join our event:


  •  Marjolein Goense – CPO of ABN AMRO
  • Jeroen van de Broek – CPO of FrieslandCampina
  • Jeroen Wegkamp – CPO of NS
  • Menno Wolf – CPO of Neways Technologies


In a college tour setting the CPO’s will share their perspective on the role of CPO, provide insight in the challenges they face, elaborate on their vision on the future of procurement and will answer your professional, personal, or career related questions. This event gives you the opportunity to learn about their professional achievements and ask their advice on how to become one of the future procurement leaders. Ask your question and get inspired!


15:00 – 15:15 Start event and Welkom by YPP
15:15 – 15:30 Introduction ATC-NL
15:30 – 15:45 Procurement within ATC-NL
15:45 – 16:30 Guided Tour
16:30 – 17:00 Introduction CPO’s
17:00 – 18:00 College tour CPO’s
18:00 – 19:00 Drinks


If you hate the feeling of missing out and don’t want to miss another event please register as a member on our new website! From now on our registrated members will be the first to get a notification of our events. If you want to subscribe for the waiting list please send an email to We will use a first come first serve principle for the waiting list.

YPP CPO event and company visit at DAF Trucks

The first two YPP event of 2018 are scheduled!

On Tuesday March 20th we organize the first YPP CPO event. In a college tour setting CPO’s from leading companies in the Netherlands will share their perspective on the role of CPO, provide insight in the challenges they face, elaborate on their vision on the future of procurement and will answer your professional, personal, or career related questions. This event provides you with the opportunity to learn about their professional achievements and ask their advice on how to become one of the future procurement leaders. Ask your question and get inspired! Register now.

On Tuesday April 17th we visit DAF Trucks. We get the opportunity to learn more about DAF Trucks, its procurement department, its challenges and to take a look at their production facilities! Register now.

More events will follow shortly so visit our website or LinkedIn page on a regular base for the latest news.



Conference workshops announced

We are pleased to announce the workshops that will take place at the YPP conference at Royal Schiphol Group on October 13th.

Nine different organisations, ranging from leading companies like Accenture and Cisco to Vizeat, an international startup in social dining, will share their experience with procurement driven innovation and invite you to participate in their interactive workshops.

With workshops from UBR/HIS and Lelystad Airport we also welcome two organisation from the public domain this year.

Check out the complete overview of the workshops here and register for the conference now.

Thesis summary of Robin Hummel now available!

At the 7th of June, earlier this year, we hosted a Back-to-School event with Frank Rozemeijer and Robin Hummel. It was a very interesting event, with valuable discussions about ‘Next Generation Procurement, and especially the influence of new technologies on the procurement function.

Through the ‘Round Robin’ set-up the valuable input and discussions amongst the participants of our network was used in the Robin Hummel’s research for his Master Thesis. We are happy to announce that Robin has graduated and are pleased to share his thesis summary with you via the following link: Thesis_Summary_Robin_Hummel.

First two workshops of upcoming YPP congres!

Accenture & ISS:

Accenture Workplace performs in partnership with ISS facility management services to ensure employees can be at their best and contributing to Accenture’s strategic corporate goals. ISS has grown to become one of the world’s leading facility services companies. The secret to success lies in how ISS tailors solutions to client needs, manages risk, and how an engaged team of more than 490,000 staff members add the power of the human touch in everything they do. Accenture solves their clients’ toughest challenges by providing unmatched services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. They partner with more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500, driving innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. By joining forces in a true win-win relationship they are both capable of performing at their highest potential.


Otto van Harmelen is the founder of CORE-UP, a business consultancy for corporates and start-ups. Prior to that, he was Vice President at Metro Group, one of the top 10 biggest retail and wholesale companies in the world. Otto graduated as Master of Science, has more than 30 years’ retail and wholesale Non Food and FMCG experience, worked in more than 35 countries and lived in the Netherlands, Germany, UK, Czech-Republic and China. For Metro Group he set up the Corporate University and Business Innovations. As Regional Officer Otto was responsible for strategy implementation Procurement, Customer, Own Brand and Supply Chain. He was heading International Expansions and as Procurement Director in the Management Board in 3 countries.

We will disclose the content of both workshops later this month, so check our new posts regularly.

First key note

We are happy to announce that Hendrik Blokhuis, CTO at Cisco Systems for Europe, Middle East, Africa & Russia is our first key note speaker at this years’ YPP conference on Procurement driven innovation.

Hendrik will share his vision on the power of connecting and the opportunity (or obligation?) for you to be involved.

Interested? More details @