Supplier Relationship Management – Van den Bosch
|Company Name / Department
Van den Bosch
Bart van Veldhuizen
|Optional remote work
|Yes, at least two days / week at the office
|Travel expenses (own account or reimbursed by the company)
|Reimbursed by the company
|Housing arranged by company
|Housing expenses (how much per month, own account or subsidized by the company)
|€500 per month
Van den Bosch is an international logistics service provider located in Erp, The Netherlands. They aim to drive sustainable and reliable change in the supply chain through intelligence and innovation. More than 80% of all their transport is performed by means of intermodal transport. They believe that logistics is not just about transport, but also about data, insights and know-how. They are constantly trying to drive change within the sector, which is why they are known as “The Supply Changer in Bulk”.
In the changing environment of Procurement, the transition from tactical to strategic procurement is eminent for companies that are ambitiously growing. The focus shifts from lowest price to best value, with all related topics that come to mind: sustainability/ ESG, value creation, waste reduction etc. A way to facilitate this transition is the introduction of Supplier Relationship Management, with a focus on long-term partnerships between companies. In the end, these relationships cause bigger win-win gains, less administrative work and mutual growth.
Goals of the project:
In this project we would like to gain a better theoretical understanding of the concept of Supplier Relationship Management, its evolution and the best fit for a given subset of suppliers at Van den Bosch.
A stable framework for Supplier Relationship Management within Van den Bosch, combined with a proposal for which categories and suppliers this could be feasible.
Essential student knowledge:
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