EIPM research aims to explore the continuously evolving state of purchasing organisations. We bring together companies to explore new topics as part of the EIPM Peter Kraljic Think Tank. We publish academic articles, annual white papers named EIPM value creation observatory and other publications. Our research results are shared during webinars open to everyone. Finally, EIPM research contributes to enhance all EIPM training programs.
Over the past 10 years the EIPM Peter Kraljic Awards have enabled to recognise many leading purchasing organisations. Regular exchanges have taken place amongst winning companies at the CPO level. Today, we believe that further exchanges across leading teams and joint research initiatives can accelerate progress in the Procurement culture.
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Today, companies of every economic sector of all scopes have to face various and turbulent changes that generate many challenges for them. At EIPM, we strongly believe that there is strength and power in numbers. The sharing of talents, and know-how but also questionings within a group, broaden the vision of each member, and thus significantly increase its ability to consider and bring solutions. The EIPM Peter Kraljic Think Tank is an investment for the future of Procurement.
Every year CPOs will identify four topics that will be investigated as part of the Research Sprints.
Each Sprint will last 3 months, two CPOs will act as sponsor for each Research Sprint.
The themes will either be derived from best practices identified as part of the EIPM Peter Kraljic Awards or selected by the CPOs amongst leading themes.
The method blends the best from academic research and the benchmarking methodology.
It follows a structured problem-solving approach that fosters critical thinking and enables participants to explore together what works.
Participating companies will be able to assess their performance and plan their progress against a framework developed as part of the research Sprint.
The face-to-face and the online sessions will be prepared and facilitated to maximise learning from participating companies.
Findings, toolboxes, and summaries will be produced after each session to facilitate the
dissemination of the findings.
The outcomes, created as part of the study groups, will remain exclusive to the sponsor companies for six months after their release.
Research Sprints last 3 months. The first 6 weeks are dedicated to defining the problem and collecting information. Then a face-to-face workshop allows deep exchange amongst participants. The following 6 weeks are dedicated to aggregating, validating, and sharing the findings.