The chair of Purchasing and Supply Management in Healthcare at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University is financially supported by the Dutch Association for Purchasing Management (NEVI). This national association of purchasing and supply professionals has more than 6.000 members in the Netherlands, and is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM). NEVI is the nationally accredited provider of training for professional degrees in the field of purchasing and supply management (PSM), and offers a wide array of services in networking, knowledge development and information sharing.

Starting from the early 1990s, the NEVI, through its Research Committee (formerly NEVI Research Foundation), supports research and education activities at different universities in the Netherlands.