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prof. dr. A. J. van Weele


Arjan van Weele holds the NEVIChair of Purchasing and Supply Management (0,5fte), at Eindhoven University of Technology, Faculty of Technology Management. Next, he serves as an independent boardroom consultant on procurement governance and strategy to many international companies.

He worked for 15 years in management consultancy both at PriceWaterhouseCoopers (19861989) and Holland Consulting Group (19891999). At the latter firm he was managing partner from 19971999. Since 1999 he acts as an independent boardroom consultant. Moreover, he serves on the Non Executive Board of a number of companies and institutions including Wim Bosman Group (transportation and third party logistics), Ons Middelbaar Onderwijs (education), and Rockwool Benelux (isolation materials, substrates).

He worked for many years in education and research programs both at Eindhoven University of Technology and Nyenrode University. He is related as guest lecturer to several (international) management development programs, such as Vlerick Gent Leuven School of Management (Belgium), University of Stuttgart (Germany), European Institute of Purchasing Management (France), ESA Grenoble (France) and Kellogg’s Graduate Business School (USA).

Over the last 20 years he has published over 100 articles and 15 books on business strategy and organization including purchasing and supply chain management. Based upon his extensive research and publications he qualified as a senior research fellow of ECIS (Eindhoven School for Innovation Studies), the focal point for scientific research on innovation management and processes, situated at Eindhoven University of Technology.

In 2003 he was elected ‘Best Professor of the Year’ by the students of the International Purchasing and Supply Management MBAprogram, as organised by the European Institute for Purchasing Management (EIPM) at Geneva, and the students of Eindhoven Unversity of Technology, Faculty of Technology Management (2002,2003,2004, 2005).

His consulting experience includes assignments from large, European manufacturing companies (such as ABB, Alcatel Bell, DAF Trucks, DSM, Honeywell, Heineken, Royal Friesland Foods), the construction industry (BAM, Ballast Nedam), retail (supermarket chains (Royal Ahold) and department stores (Vendex.KBB, IADS) and the serviceindustry (airlines, banks, public transport).

Holds an MBA degree from Interfaculteit Bedrijfskunde at Delft (1978). Obtained his PhD at Eindhoven University of Technology (1984).

For more information on Arjan van Weele, please visit the TU/e website or his personal webpage

Here you can find an overview of the Arjan van Weele College Tour:
College Tour Purchasing Video 1                                    College Tour Purchasing Video 9
College Tour Purchasing Video 2                                    College Tour Purchasing Video 10
College Tour Purchasing Video 3                                    College Tour Purchasing Video 11
College Tour Purchasing Video 4                                    College Tour Purchasing Video 12
College Tour Purchasing Video 5                                    College Tour Purchasing Video 13
College Tour Purchasing Video 6                                    College Tour Purchasing Video 14
College Tour Purchasing Video 7                                    College Tour Purchasing Video 15
College Tour Purchasing Video 8




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