“If people like you, they’ll listen to you,
But if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.”
Zig Ziglar

“I am thankfull to all those who said no.
It’s because of them, I did it myself.”
Albert Einstein

“Every business needs a case.”
Kees van der Vleuten

“You cannot push anyone up the ladder
unless he is willing to climb.”
Andrew Carnegie

“The journey of a thousand miles
begins with one step.”
Lao Tzu

“If you can dream it,
you can do it.”
Walt Disney

“Progress is impossible without change,
and those who annot change their
minds cannot change anything.”
Aristotle

“A good decision is based on
knowledge and not on numbers.”
Plato

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2018

Advanced Strategic Management

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.

Supervisory Board Member in Secundary Education

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.

Digital Transformation

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.

2016

Chief Operations Officer

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.

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Insead “Advocate & Connect”

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

Leadership & Governance in the Supply Chain

Interview

Kees van der Vleuten gave a short interview on leadership and governance in supply chain management for Kinaxis Forum.

Kedge Business School – ISLI

Kees van der Vleuten has given a presentation for the 26-th Supply Chain Forum at the Kedge Business School in Bordeaux for the Global Supply Chain Management Master Programma (ISLI). 

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Telecommunications project

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.

Procurement in Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sector

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.

2015

Fashion & Apparel

An important milestone is set! An interesting fashion and apparel project is being executed for CB Fashion and SuitSupply

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Supporting CEZ Group

A project for supporting the managing director of CEZ Group in Czech Republic – next to a project for supporting a Board Member at Gulf Merchant Bank in Dubai (UAE)

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Inbound Logistics & Speeddocking

On June 26th Kees van der Vleuten gave a presentation to 120 logistics representatives from the Food- & Retail Industry.

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Supply Chain Management in the flori-culture industry

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.

Online Retailing

Kees van der Vleuten has participated as panel member in an interesting  panel discussion at Wehkamp, 

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Seminar “Procure-to-Pay”

On June 5th 2015 a seminar on “procure-to-pay (P-t-P)” activities within the field of Procurement was held in the Philips Lighting Application Center in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

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Leadership on the Edge

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.

 

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Insead Advocate & Connect

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.

Coaching of Board Member in U.A.E.

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.

Financial advisory services

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

2014

Interview Supply Management.com

Interview with Kees van der Vleuten about logistics in the Oil & Gas/Energy sector with U.A.E..

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Finest Mineral Water

KC Management & Trading Services is involved in a project for the development of (bottled) natural mineral water in Eastern Europe.

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Certified International Director (IDP-C)

Kees van der Vleuten has been certified in September as International Director.

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Project Skincare & Beauty company

Support has been given to a skincare- and beauty company with respect to business case, strategy, marketing (including promotions) as well as financial planning.

Dutch Sourcing Awards 2014

Kees van der Vleuten was member of the nomination committee at the Dutch Sourcing Awards for the nomination of the Dutch Procurement Executive of the year.

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Supply Chain Collaboration in the Retail Sector

KC Management & Trading Services is participating in a project

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Sales & Account Management Project

KC Management & Trading Services is advising and supporting

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2013

New book on flexible labour

Kees van der Vleuten has been a contributor and co-reader of the book ´Professional hiring of labour´

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Best Value Netherlands

KC Management & Trading Services has taken membership in “Best Value Netherlands”.

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Coached graduation thesis

Kees van der Vleuten has coached a student from the University of Tilburg

Certified non-executive director

Kees van der Vleuten is certified and approved non-executive

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Consulting assignment European transport company

KC Management & Trading Services has together with one of its partners

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Consulting assignment

KC Management & Trading Services has executed a consulting assignment

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Consulting support

KC Management & Trading Services has provided consulting support

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Procurement advice consulting firms

KC Management & Trading Services has provided procurement advice

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Next Decade Series

Kees van der Vleuten has participated in – the Next Decade Series

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2012

International transport- and service company

KC Management & Trading Services has executed the assignment as Group/Chief Procurement Officer

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Eye For Transport

Eye For Transport : High Tech & Electronics Supply Chain Summit (May) in Amsterdam

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2011

international Aerospace & Defense customer

KC Management & Trading Services b.v. has received an assignment from

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2010

Supply Chain Scan

KC Management & Trading Services has been assigned by the Board of Management

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Change Manager

KC Management & Trading Services has added an additional competency

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Chief Procurement Officer

KC Management & Trading Services is working on an assignment as Chief Procurement Officer(CPO)

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Certified trainer/coach

KC Management & Trading Services has signed a license agreement with Kerp & Company,

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Agent Stocksandimports b.v.

KC Management & Trading Services is trading agent for the sales of new innovative (green) consumer electronics- and lifestyle products

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Example Trading b.v.

KC Management & Trading Services is trading agent for the sales of a new innovative product “Boxit”

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2009

Honored by the Dutch Bar Association

KC Management & Trading Services provides arbitration services and Kees van der Vleuten is honored by the Dutch Bar Association.

Executed a purchasing project

KC Management & Trading Services has executed a purchasing project for a Global Freight Forwarding company in the Netherlands.

Executed a purchasing project

KC Management & Trading Services has executed a purchasing project for a Dutch paper company.

Website

KC Management & Trading Services has launched a new website.

Executed a supply management project

KC Management & Trading Services has executed a supply management project for a global drilling company in Oil & Gas in Germany.

2008

Project for an European distributor of electronic accessories

KC Management & Trading Services executes a project for an European distributor of electronic accessories.

Supporting Transsmart b.v.

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).

Member of the O.O.A.

KC Management & Trading Services has become member of the O.O.A.

2007

Partnership with LHC Consulting

KC Management & Trading Services has concluded a partnership with LHC Consulting b.v. in the Netherlands.

Project for a leading US based paper company

KC Management & Trading Services executes a project for a leading US based paper company.

Founded

KC Management & Trading Services has been founded by Kees van der Vleuten.

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