Peter Kraljic

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Peter Kraljic (1939) was a former director in the Düsseldorf office of McKinsey at McKinsey & Company, Inc. where he held different management positions until his retirement. He has also created the Portfolio Purchasing Model (1983), which is a model/ tool to analyse the purchasing portfolio of a company.

Biography Peter Kraljic

Peter Kraljic obtained a Master’s degree (MSc.) in metallurgy from the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. He obtained his doctorate (Ph.D.) from the Technical University in Hannover, Germany. At a later point in time, he obtained another Master’s degree (MSc.)  in the field of Business Administration from INSEAD business school in France.

During his career, he activities were many focused on customers in the pharmaceutical and automobile, steel and aluminium industries. Furthermore, Peter Kraljic was engaged in personnel development within McKinsey & Company.

In addition to his management position, he has written many scientific articles for publications such as Harvard Business Review and Le Figaro Economic. He was also engaged in other activities and has led special projects aimed at economic growth and work relief in Germany and France. Peter Kraljic retired in 2002.

Publications and books by Peter Kraljic et al.

  • 2002. Moderene Dienstleistungen am Arbeitsmarkt. Vorschläge der Kommission zum Abbau der Arbeitslosigkeit und zur Umstrukturierung der Bundesanstalt für Arbeit.
  • 1990. The economic gap separating East and West. Columbia Journal of World Business, 25(4), 14-19.
  • 1988. Zukunftsorientierte Beschaffungs-und Versorgungsstrategie als Element der Unternehmensstrategie. In Handbuch Strategische Führung (pp. 477-497). Gabler Verlag.
  • 1986. Gedanken zur Entwicklung einer zukunftsorientierten Beschaffungs-und Versorgungsstrategie. Beschaffung—ein Schwerpunkt der Unternehmensführung. Landsberg, 72-93.
  • 1985. Versorgungsmanagement statt Einkauf. Harvard Manager, 7(1).
  • 1983. Purchasing must become supply management. How Managers Can Guard Against Material Disruption by Formulating a Supply Strategy. Harvard Business Review, 107-117.
  • 1977. Neue Wege im Beschaffungsmarketing. Manager Magazin, 7(11), 72-80.

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