Markus Heidrich New Partner at Kerkhoff Consulting

Düsseldorf, May 15, 2012 – Markus Heidrich is a new partner of Kerkhoff Consulting, the Düsseldorf-based consultancy specializing in purchasing and supply chain management. Before, Heidrich had been Vice President of the consultancy Driving Growth Group in Frankfurt am Main.

In his previous function as authorized signatory and Vice President, Mr. Heidrich managed international projects for cost optimization and efficiency increases with special emphasis in the area of indirect purchasing. Moreover, he consulted companies in their strategic realignment. At Kerkhoff Consulting, Heidrich will be responsible for expanding the project business with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The 45-year-old business economist studied at the University of Bayreuth. The father of two started his professional career with the Tengelmann Group. Heidrich there managed, inter alia, the strategy and controlling area of the Tengelmann purchasing company. Thereafter, he changed over to the consulting side; first as a senior consultant at Rödl Consulting.

"We are very pleased to welcome Markus Heidrich in our partnership", said Gerd Kerkhoff, Managing Partner of Kerkhoff Consulting. "Mr. Heidrich not only has longstanding consulting experience, but also had hands-on and operative experience during the first half of his professional life and thus is an ideal contact for small and medium-sized enterprises."

About Kerkhoff Consulting:

Kerkhoff Consulting is the quality leader of consultancies for purchasing and supply chain management. In 2011 and 2010, the trade journal Wirtschaftswoche had awarded Kerkhoff Consulting the "Best of Consulting" award in the category of supply chain management. In 2009, the German trade journal CAPITAL awarded Kerkhoff Consulting the title of "Hidden Champion of the Consulting Market". No other consultancy for purchasing and supply chain management had won all three titles until now.


The consultancy has its registered offices in Düsseldorf and is represented in nine countries worldwide. The Austrian branch is located in Vienna. Kerkhoff Consulting provides consulting services predominantly for clients from the SME sector, as well as for large corporate groups and for public authorities. Projects by Kerkhoff Consulting are characterized by their high orientation towards implementation: Consultants will not have completed their assigned work upon presentation of a concept – their work is done only when that concept has been completely implemented at the client.

Theory and practice in purchasing and supply chain management are brought together by the Kerkhoff Competence Center of Supply Chain Management (KCC) at the chair for Logistics Management of the Swiss University of St. Gallen.

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