PROCEDIN in the USA: Insights from the Production and Operations Management Society Conference

The PROCEDIN project was presented at the recent Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) conference, held from April 25th to 29th in Minneapolis, USA. In this thrid moment of the project beyond European borders, the University of Twente took the stage on April 27th to present PROCEDIN’s results to an international audience.

POMS main objectives are: To extend and integrate knowledge to improve the understanding of Production and Operations Management (POM) and its practice; To disseminate information on the topic to managers, scientists, educators, students, public and private organisations, national and local governments, and the general public; and also To promote the POM improvement and to encourage its teaching in public and private manufacturing and service organisations around the globe. This year, their 34th Annual Conference was organised under the theme “Building a sustainable, responsible, and resilient global future” with the purpose of serving as a platform for faculty, doctoral students and practitioners to exchange knowledge and insights. 

Therefore, this event had the perfect motto to share PROCEDIN’s results, as well as its innovative approach to embedding procurement of innovation within cities. The presentation, made by Frederik Vos of the University of Twente, led to a very important and fruitful discussion on the best strategies and whether the Procurement of Innovation should take place through innovation instruments or through leadership.

PROCEDIN’s participation in the POMS conference is a significant milestone as it takes the project beyond the European borders once again, while also being proof of the growing recognition across diverse international landscapes, reinforcing how crucial it is to promote the adoption of innovative procurement practices on a global scale for a better future.

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