EFFSO, MTC Stiftelsen and SSE Executive Education present

Brave New Procurement World?

A seminar with Prof. Dr. F. Wynstra and Prof. Dr. F. Rozemeijer

Wednesday May 29th, 2024 at 13:00-17:00 I Stockholm School of Economics
Price: 1 995 SEK (VAT included)

Wednesday May 29th
at 13:00 – 17:00

What you can expect

  • A speech by Prof. Dr. Finn Wynstra on the ethical grey areas within procurement practices, questioning the industry’s consensus on ethics and exploring gender perspectives.
  • A speech by Prof. Dr. Frank Rozemeijer on AI in procurement, discussing its impact on operational models and the journey towards autonomous procurement. The audience will witness a live demonstration of an AI negotiation chatbot from Maastricht University.
  • A CPO panel discussion on the consequences for procurement organizations.
  • The latest findings from the MTC procurement research team at Stockholm School of Economics.

Don’t miss this opportunity to get valuable insights and network. For more information, check out the detailed agenda below.

Price: 1995 SEK

Ordinary price is 1995 SEK (VAT included).

If you are three or more from the same organization, please contact Michèle Sandstedt. We can offer special rates for groups as well as EFFSO alumni and EFFSO consultants.

Seminar program

13:00 – 13:15
Welcome and introduction

13:15 – 14:30
”The Grey Side of Procurement: Do we agree on what is ethical or not?”
– Prof. Dr. Finn Wynstra, Rotterdam School of Management

  • Increasing the stakes: cost, value, ESG
  • Unethical practices: do intentions really matter?
  • Do sales and procurement professionals agree on what is allowed?
  • Are female buyers more ethical than their male colleagues?

14:30 – 14:50
Coffee break and networking

14:50 – 16:05
”A brave New World? On ethics, AI and Procurement Management”
– Prof. Dr. Frank Rozemeijer, Maastricht University

  • Managing Procurement in an AI-enabled world
  • What will be the impact of AI on Procurement operating models?
  • Are we developing towards ‘Autonomous Procurement’?
  • What’s left to be managed by the CPO in the future? 
  • Live demonstratation of an AI-enabled negotiation chatbot

16:05 – 16:25
Panel discussion with CPOs. More information will follow.

16:25 – 16:45
Latest insights from MTC. More information will follow.

About the speakers

Professor Dr. Finn Wynstra

Finn Wynstra is a Professor in Purchasing and Supply Management at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, with extensive experience in teaching and research.

His research focuses on purchasing and supply management, in particular the interplay of supply and innovation processes, and buyer-supplier relations in business service contexts.

His work has been published in various reputable journals and he has authored textbooks on purchasing services and developing sourcing capabilities.

Finn has been recognized internationally for his contributions to the field, including receiving the prestigious Hans Ovelgönne Award. Before his current role, he worked at Eindhoven University of Technology and Jönköping International Business School.