V.F. Delke MSc BA (Vincent)

PhD Candidate

About Me

Currently I finalize my Ph.D. project at the University of Twente in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Münster. Within my research, I focus on the development of procurement professional skills and suitable education methods to train these skills. 

My interest in the field developed during my studies and practical experience. I learned insights in strategic procurement, especially in the field of innovation management, cost reduction techniques, and supplier management.


Engineering & Materials Science
Business & Economics
Competitive Rivalry
Early Supplier Involvement
Partner Search
Supply Management


Ongoing digitization is also having a significant impact on supply management. Where a few years ago purchasing processes were determined by a high level of operational effort, today automated processes take on a lot of administrative work. On the way to the "Fourth Industrial Revolution," the so-called Industry 4.0, developments such as machine-to-machine communication, cyber-physical systems or autonomous self-organizing systems offer a potentially significant influence on today's supplier management. Where we still deal today with the digitization of existing processes, the future could develop a new purchasing function, in the understanding of Procurement 4.0. Within my research, I investigate the influence of the ongoing digitization on supply management practice. 


Delke, V., & te Raa, J. (2022). Developing a Human Resources Development Model for Lifelong Learning in Purchasing and Supply Management. Paper presented at IPSERA 2022, Jönköping, Sweden.
Delke, V. (2022). Addressing Industry 4.0 Roles in Purchasing by Identifying the Required Skill profiles. Paper presented at IPSERA 2022, Jönköping, Sweden.
Arentsen, J. , Vos, F. G. S., Suurmond, R. , & Delke, V. (2022). Early Supplier Involvement in Public IT Procurement. Paper presented at IPSERA 2022, Jönköping, Sweden.
Snijders, M. , Belotti Pedroso, C. , Vos, F. G. S. , & Delke, V. (2022). A purchasing process maturity model: P2P and contract management maturity assessment of the Dutch municipalities. Paper presented at IPSERA 2022, Jönköping, Sweden.
Kindsgrab, K., Lechleitner, C. , & Delke, V. (2022). Organising IT Commodity Sourcing: Challenges, Strategies, and Skills. Paper presented at IPSERA 2022, Jönköping, Sweden.
Delke, V. , Schiele, H., & Buchholz, W. (2021). Assessing Serious Games within Purchasing and Supply Management Education: An In-class Experiment. Paper presented at 15th European Conference on Games Based Learning ‐ ECGBL 2021, Brighton, United Kingdom.
Delke, V., Buchholz, W. , & Schiele, H. (2021). Specifying roles in purchasing and supply management in the era of Industry 4.0: A Delphi study. 1. Paper presented at 28th EurOMA conference, Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

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Due to the fact that I’m teaching at two institutes, the University of Twente in Enschede and the University of Applied Science in Münster, I’m involved in a variety of teaching activities. At the University of Twente, I’m teaching within the field of purchasing and supply management within the international business administration bachelor and business administration master program. 

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Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

Courses in the current academic year are added at the moment they are finalised in the Osiris system. Therefore it is possible that the list is not yet complete for the whole academic year.

Courses Academic Year  2020/2021


During my doctoral project, I work on a practical project of the Wandelwerk in Münster, addressing competence oriented and digital teaching methods within supplier relationship management (KoDi-SRM) at the University of Applied Science in Münster. Within the KoDi-SRM project, new components for teaching SRM are developed. I started the project by analyzing the requirements for future procurement. With the first part of the project, technological developments influencing procurement were identified. At the current state of the project, requirements are collected, evaluated, and prepared for teaching.

Current Projects

Finished Projects

  • KoDi-SRM

    Competence oriented and digital teaching methods within supplier relationship management

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University of Twente
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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