NVC Course Purchasing packaging materials (Classroom)

The course

After completing this course you have the necessary packaging knowledge to determine the right procurement strategy for packaging. A successful procurement strategy demands thorough insight into the packaging function and packaging options for the business(es) throughout the entire supply chain. This course offers you the right knowledge and insights.

This three-day course will take place at the NVC Netherlands Packaging Centre in Gouda, the Netherlands. The primary course language is Dutch, however depending on the demand the course may be offered in English as well. Please contact Oscar Faber for this.

More information?
Do you have questions and/or would you like to receive more information, please contact us. We can also go through the list of references. We can be reached via education@nvc.nl or +31-(0)182-512411.



For whom?

The course is intended for packaging procurement directors, packaging procurement managers and packaging buyers at manufacturers of packaged products who strive to improve their packaging procurement process.


Day 1:

  • Introduction purchasing process
  • The role of the purchasing department
  • Cost prices and indicators

Day 2:

  • Characteristics of packaging materials
  • Production methods
  • Cost determining factors
  • Price-quality ratio
  • Technical and functional specifications

Day 3:

  • Securing the purchasing process


Our tutors are professionally active in this specific field, which enables all the newest issues and developments to be quickly incorporated into the course programme.

Bas Beckers, Purchase and Supply Chain expert:
Bas has over 21 years of experience at manufacturers of packaged products. At first in various sales and purchasing positions and over 14 years as consultant, trainer/coach and interim professional in the areas of purchasing and supply chain management.

Roland ten Klooster, Packaging developer/owner Plato Product Consultants:
Roland has over 20 years of experience in packaging design, management of packaging design projects, optimisation of packaging processes, development and engineering of consumer and B2B packaging (plastics, glass, paper, board, labelling etc.). Activities like functional specification, design and engineering, production, purchasing, optimization, are part of his daily work.


After completing this course with adequate participation effort, you will receive the NVC certificate 'NVC Course Purchasing packaging materials’.


The next course starts on 01 January 1970.

The duration for the course is 3 weeks; one study day per week from to (Paris Time Scale).


NVC members pay €0,00. Non-members pay €0,00. For more information about the NVC membership, please click here.

Fees include coffee/tea, lunch and course materials, excluding VAT, travel and accommodation expenses.

More information?

Do you have questions and/or would you like to receive more information, please contact us. We can also go through the list of references. You can reach us via education@nvc.nl or +31-(0)182-512411.


"Enlightening course, which gives a good insight into the basic techniques used in the packaging world. The content is taught in a clear well-founded manner with examples from the industry."
SRP Manager