In 2017, Kees van der Vleuten has followed an Advanced Strategic Management Program at Insead in France. This program focus on competitive strategy analysis in different industries such as Automotive Tyre industrie, Digital & Technology Industry as well as Sporting Goods industry. Program aims to analyze the tactics used by different companies in creating a competitive advantage.
In 2017, Kees van der Vleuten has accepted the position of Supervisory Board member in the Board of Management of MET-PRO in Waalwijk. MET-PRO is an educational organisation – based on the concepts of big picture learning in USA – who provides children (upto 18 years) with education and guidance in order to obtain a diploma for positions in logistics, health care, catering , construction etc. The nomination is for 5 years.
In 2017, an assignment in procurement and supply chain management to support a massive transformation program at VEON in Amsterdam-Zuid, the Netherlands (former Vimpelcom) has been executed . VEON is active in over 12 countries amongst others Russia, Ukraine, Pakistan, Italy and London. As part of the Group Supply Chain Leadership team and the Central Procurement Organisation at VEON a number of cost reduction- and working capital reduction initiatives (USD 100 million) have been started and supported in order to achieve the mission of VEON to move from telecommunication towards a digital technology company (from telco to tech). In this transformation, key initiatives like SCM Control Towers, Selection of 3PL-s, Category Management, Procure-2-Pay implementation as well as the preparation of the latest Oracle Cloud Solutions ERP Suite have been executed. New organisational structure through regions in the procurement department for supply chain solutions have been installed and an overall cost savings of 20% have been identified. Overall revenue growth of 12% and EBITDA improvement of 17% has been realized.
Kees van der Vleuten has executed the position of Chief Operations Officer at Keter – an Israëli company. In this role he was in charge of the supply chain of the company i.e. customer operations, consumer services, operations, logistics and procurement.
As part of the Insead Corporate Governance Network, Kees van der Vleuten – as representative of the International Directors Program (IDP) and member of the “Advocate & Connect” Program – has taken care of that all certified directors from Insead can make use of the digital platform: http://www.pmpsupervisor.com
Kees van der Vleuten gave a short interview on leadership and governance in supply chain management for Kinaxis Forum.
KC Management & Trading Services has executed a consulting assignment for the telecom sector. The project was related to the procurement of telecom services and its suppliers.
On request of Arcadis a presentation on procurement was given by Kees van der Vleuten. Also the procuremnet manager of Elementis presented hiw views. Both presentations were related to the developments in Chemical & Pgarmaceutical sectors and afterwards a discussion about procurement developments was taking place.
KC Management & Trading Services has succesfully finalized an assignment for the analysis and improvements in the global supply chain of DümmenOrange from the Netherlands. DümmenOrange has companies in Europe, Africa and South-America and delivers in every corner of the world.
Kees van der Vleuten has written a blog on procurement leadership. The article has been published by Procurement Leaders as part of the “I am a Procurement Leader”-campaign.
Kees van der Vleuten is – on request of the Insead Corporate Governance Initiative -participating as champion of the global Insead Advocate & Connect Board Search Program. In relation to the corporate governance developments, Insead like to create a “bridge” between its certified directors and the Board of Directors in companies.
A project where a board member of the Gulf Merchant Bank in Dubai (U.A.E.) is support in the realisation of the thesis for the certification for the Insead International Directors Programma. Topics relevant to this thesis are: strategy, corporate governance, value management, board dynamics etc.
Advisory services provided to world’s leading global operating investment banks and global private investment firms for distressed debt and bankruptcy as well as alternative investing purposes
Support has been given to a skincare- and beauty company with respect to business case, strategy, marketing (including promotions) as well as financial planning.
Kees van der Vleuten has coached a student from the University of Tilburg
KC Management & Trading Services provides arbitration services and Kees van der Vleuten is honored by the Dutch Bar Association.
KC Management & Trading Services has executed a purchasing project for a Global Freight Forwarding company in the Netherlands.
KC Management & Trading Services has executed a purchasing project for a Dutch paper company.
KC Management & Trading Services has launched a new website.
KC Management & Trading Services has executed a supply management project for a global drilling company in Oil & Gas in Germany.
KC Management & Trading Services executes a project for an European distributor of electronic accessories.
KC Management & Trading Services is supporting Transsmart b.v. in the Benelux in relation to purchasing, logistics and transport management for the Small & Midsized Business (SMB).
KC Management & Trading Services has become member of the O.O.A.
KC Management & Trading Services has concluded a partnership with LHC Consulting b.v. in the Netherlands.
KC Management & Trading Services executes a project for a leading US based paper company.
KC Management & Trading Services has been founded by Kees van der Vleuten.