Masterclass 'Unlocking sustainable value through procurement'

Addressing the Complexities Experienced Buyers and Logistics Managers Face Today

Masterclass • 4 sessions • English

Are you ready to make a profound transformation in your organisation's approach to procurement? Join our Masterclass on Unlocking Sustainable Value Through Procurement and shift your focus from "price" to "sustainable value." This comprehensive training program is designed to empower professionals like you to drive positive change within your organisation and make a lasting impact in the industry.

With a deep understanding of the intricacies of the industry, our lecturers are adept at guiding participants through the complexities of sustainable procurement. They go beyond textbook theories, offering practical insights, real-world examples, and thought-provoking perspectives.

This Masterclass equips you with the necessary knowledge and tools to integrate sustainable practices into your procurement processes effectively.

MC Procurement Supply Chain

Target audience

This Masterclass warmly welcomes seasoned professionals in various roles within the supply chain management field, including supply chain managers, logistics managers, sales and account managers, procurement professionals, and supplier relationship managers.

To ensure an interactive learning experience, participants are required to have a minimum of 3-5 years' experience in their respective roles and class size is limited to a maximum of 16 participants.


Session 1 | Value chain orchestration by Ton Geurts

In the first session of this Masterclass we delve into the essential topic of developing sustainability with your suppliers. This session goes beyond the notion of simply purchasing sustainability, it emphasizes the importance of active involvement within the ecosystem and adopting a broad perspective.

We explore the crucial role of collaboration and innovation in creating sustainable supplier relationships. We discuss the shift from traditional contractual arrangements to dynamic relationships based on networks and network management. You'll gain practical insights into how to navigate the complexities of circular economy principles, sustainability goals, digitalization, legal frameworks, and climate agreements, and apply them concretely within the context of supplier management and supply chain operations.

Discover how relationships supersede contracts, and learn about effective governance mechanisms that promote innovation, optimized processes, and holistic sustainability. By actively engaging with these concepts, you'll be equipped with the knowledge and tools to drive positive change and foster meaningful collaboration with your suppliers.

Session 2 | ??? by Frank Rozemeijer

In the second session we delve into a range of crucial topics that will empower you to unlock value and maximize your procurement power and strength. This session is designed to help you become the customer of choice and stay ahead of the evolving landscape of purchasing developments.

We will conduct a maturity scan to assess your current procurement practices and identify areas for improvement. Through a self-scan exercise, you'll gain valuable insights into your own procurement capabilities, allowing you to identify strengths and areas for further development.

Collaboration plays a pivotal role in procurement success, and in this session, we explore effective strategies for fostering collaboration with suppliers and evaluating the outcomes of these collaborations. By leveraging the power of collaboration, you'll be able to drive innovation, enhance supplier relationships, and ultimately unlock additional value within your supply chain.

Session 3 | ??? by industry experts 

In session three of this Masterclass, we offer a dynamic and interactive day that combines insights from experts in the field with focused breakout group discussions.

During the first part of the session, a diverse panel of experts will share their valuable insights and perspectives. Drawing from their wealth of knowledge, these experts will provide deep insights into the specific challenges and opportunities within the procurement landscape.

In the second part of the day, participants will have the chance to engage in breakout groups. Each breakout group will explore topics that are of interest to everyone, while maintaining a specific theme.

For participants interested in the healthcare sector, the theme group will delve into essential topics such as waste management, security of supply, networks, digitalization, and security regulations. On the other hand, participants interested in the petrochemical industry will have the opportunity to join a theme group that explores areas such as data management and utilization, optimization of stocks and warehouses, transportation impact and challenges, the correlation between maintenance and purchasing, geopolitical developments, regulations and legislative frameworks, alternative raw materials, risk management, and commodity markets.

Engage in thought-provoking discussions, gain insights from industry experts, and collaborate with like-minded professionals in your chosen breakout group. This session will broaden your horizons, deepen your understanding of industry-specific challenges, and equip you with actionable strategies to navigate the complex procurement landscape.

Session 4 | ??? by ???

In the final session of our program, we bring together all the knowledge and skills you've acquired throughout the Masterclass to drive sustainable procurement transformation.

In small groups, you will engage in short presentations, sharing your concretely applied knowledge and discussing real-life procurement cases for change. This interactive exercise allows you to receive valuable feedback from your peers and experts, enriching your understanding and refining your procurement action plan.

We will also reflect on the value generated for business through the implementation of sustainable procurement practices. By evaluating the actions you have initiated to realize your intentions, we will assess the impact and effectiveness of your efforts. This reflection will help you identify areas of improvement and fine-tune your approach to driving sustainable value within your organization.

Throughout the session, we encourage intervision, where you can request help from the experts or other participants. This collaborative problem-solving approach ensures that you receive the support and guidance needed to overcome challenges and maximize the success of your procurement transformation journey.

Together, we will explore effective strategies to effectively move from a focus on price to value, setting the stage for a sustainable and impactful procurement transformation within your organization.


Our Masterclass brings together a team of exceptional lecturers who possess extensive sector experience alongside their expertise as researchers and educators. This unique combination allows them to provide participants with a comprehensive learning experience that merges state-of-the-art knowledge with the ability to challenge, provoke reflection, and facilitate meaningful dialogue.

Ton Geurts

Ton Geurts is currently the practice lead sustainability and circularity at XIMPAX, an expertise & implementation firm in end-to-end Supply Chain Management.

Passionate about sustainable supply chains and the international context of business, Ton brings a wealth of experience and a transformative approach to his teaching and leadership development endeavors. With his expertise and dedication, he plays a crucial role in shaping the future of business leaders.

Frank Rozemeijer

Prof. dr. Frank Rozemeijer is an expert in the field of Procurement and Supply Chain Management. With a career spanning over 25 years, he has made significant contributions to the industry and is dedicated to developing 'Next Generation Procurement.'

With a background in Business Economics and a specialization in Strategic Management & Organization, Frank Rozemeijer holds a MSc degree in Business Economics from the University of Amsterdam and a PhD degree in Technology Management from Eindhoven University of Technology. Currently, he holds the NEVI Chair in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management at Maastricht University and is involved in various academic research projects and teaching activities.

In addition to his academic work, Frank Rozemeijer has extensive experience as a consultant, trainer, and executive coach. He has worked with international companies, supporting the development of procurement and supply chain leadership.

When and where?

The Masterclass consists of 4 afternoon sessions.

  • Session 1 | Friday dd/mm/2024 from 13h00-19h00
  • Session 2 | Friday dd/mm/2024 from 13h00-19h00
  • Session 3 | Friday dd/mm/2024 from 13h00-19h00
  • Session 4 | Friday dd/mm/2024 from 16h00-19h00


  • Campus Diepenbeek, building D
  • Easy to reach by train, bike, bus and car
  • A 20 min bike ride from Hasselt city centre

Campus Diepenbeek

UHasselt corporate

Agoralaan, 3590 Diepenbeek

Registration fee

The registration fee is € 2750 excl. VAT (€ 3327,50 incl. VAT).


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