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.
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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 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.