Graduation assignments Various topics

Decentral optimization of purchasing

Thesis assignment for IBA, IEM and/or HC

Master level

Course on Purchasing required

Decentral optimization of purchasing

UMCU is the Utrecht academic hospital. In 2011-2014 major steps have been made to improve purchasing at a central level as part of a global performance improvement / cost savings program.

Now it is time to include purchasing at the decentral level e.g. in the department of internal medicine. There are quite some indications that cost savings / improvements can also be reached at the decentral level. At decentral level department management is responsible for purchasing, but there is hardly any specialized or dedicated purchasing support.

This is an internal assignment at UMCU.


Prof. Dr. Jan Telgen, or Dr. Ir. Fredo Schotanus