25 July 2022

Ekonomist’s "Purchasing and Supply Leaders" file is published with Zer’s contributions


The Purchasing Leaders file, which has been prepared by the Ekonomist magazine since 2014, was prepared this year by further developing the research and renaming it as "Purchasing and Supply Leaders", with Zer’s contributions. In the research, how the purchasing and supply leaders adapt to the new era that has changed with the pandemic and the new term plans were included.

In the research, it was shared that 2021 was not an easy year for the purchasing departments trying to get used to the change brought by the pandemic, while it was stated that the five topics that the purchasing and supply leaders focused on to adapt to the new era that changed with the pandemic were sustainability, localization, agility, risk management and digitalization. In addition, it is expected that the efforts of the leaders to establish strategic relations with suppliers based on trust will increase in the new period.

Which leaders top the list?

The first order of the list, which was created according to the size of the procurement budget managed in 2021, did not change this year as well, and BİM Purchasing General Manager Aynur Çolpan, who manages an estimated budget of 56 billion TL, retained her position at the top. The second on the list is İsmail Kürşad Korkmaz, Deputy Head of Purchasing Group of Oyak Mining Metallurgy Group, which has a purchasing budget of 42.7 billion TL. Ford Otosan's purchasing manager Murat Senir ranked third in the list. Hakan Şahin, the purchasing manager of Limak Holding, which increased its purchasing budget by 45 percent to 29 billion TL, ranked fourth this year.