dr. V.F. Delke (Vincent)

Assistant Professor

About Me

Vincent Delke received his M.Sc. degree in International Business Administration from the University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands. Currently, Vincent holds a position as a researcher at the Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences (BMS) at the same university. His research interests are in managing the interface between buyers and suppliers within the value chain of products. His research especially addresses the strategic contribution of purchasing and supply management practices on the manufacturing firm's performance. He conducted his PhD research at the University of Twente in collaboration with the Münster University of Applied Sciences.

During this research phase, he focuses on the development of professional procurement skills and suitable education methods to train these skills. Here, he especially addresses how the increasing digitalisation, concerning Industry 4.0, purchasing professionals responsibilities and skill requirements. However, purchasing competence profiles are further changing due to shifting purchasing objectives such as innovation sourcing and sustainability. Within his PhD research, he further studied the usefulness of game-based learning practices as one specific experiential teaching approach to teach future skills in the purchasing domain. Therefore, he addresses the urgent need to improve educational practices within the field to achieve lifelong learning for professionals.

The research findings are used by companies and educators responsible for shaping future human resource management practices in purchasing and supply management. For this purpose, Vincent is also often involved in transfer projects and workshops in the wider range of purchasing studies. At the University of Twente, Vincent is responsible for researching and teaching purchasing and technology-related topics. 


Engineering & Materials Science
Business & Economics
Business And Society
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. (2022). Industry 4.0 in purchasing and supply management: Defining Future Roles and Skills. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. Universiteit Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036554732
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.

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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  2022/2023

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  2021/2022


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.

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Finished Projects

  • KoDi-SRM

    Competence oriented and digital teaching methods within supplier relationship management

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University of Twente
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7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands

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