Member Since: 16th Feb 2010
If feel very sad about the amount of negative press recently about the outcome of bad purchasing. I just wish that many organisations would consider their training needs for purchasing before the problems occur and not after when costs, share prices, public perception and customers have been negatively impacted.
Gardeners understand that seeds need time in the greenhouse, lawns need mowing and weeds need to be pulled. Yet many business managers often forget to feed, weed and/or prune their suppliers. Why - because they’re only applying buying processes to their expenditure and not applying more rigour by adopting purchasing or procurement tools and techniques.
As the Purchasing Coach I offer a range of services dependant on the size of your spend and where you are on the Buying/Purchasing/Procurement continuum. These services include:
• Workshops and keynote speeches for managers (ok perhaps more accurately for manger who purchase and yet have not had any formal purchasing training)
• Masterclasses for purchasing managers working on their own
• Business Skills development for Procurement teams
To find out more about who I am, what I do and the positive impact I can have on purchasing in your organisation do visit www.thepurchasingcoach.co.uk or call me on +44 (0)7770 538159 or email [email protected].
I look forward to hearing from you.
Facilitator, coach and speaker AS Consulting
4th Nov 2012
I recently concluded a negotiation for an outsourced cleaning contract in London. The supplier accepted our desire to pay the living wage...Blog
17th Jul 2012
Perhaps it’s just me but as every new Social Media tool emerges I get a little carried away. My more recent toy, sorry tool, is Pinterest (...Blog
29th Jun 2012
In my Supply Management blog I asked "Is purchasing a game or war?" The content of the blog was asking professional purchasers to consider...Blog
27th Jun 2012
Everyone is very quick to point the finger at others, as I wrote in a blog some time ago when we had the last media witch hunt. It’s IT’s...Blog
22nd Jun 2012
I wasn't able to get a ticket to see the Dalai Lama speak on his visit to the UK but I did mange to watch the live webcast at the weekend...Blog
6th Jun 2012
A little hippy, kumbayah, woo-woo or soft skills are all terms used by some and applied to the behaviours we all use to achieve what we do...Blog
30th May 2012
There's a wonderful picture of a garden fork and spade that has been decorated with mosaic tiles on Pinterest . It's hugely decorative and...Blog
25th May 2012
For the 2nd year running Cleve West is celebrating winning best in show at the RHS Chelsea flower show for his garden celebrating the 250th...Blog
20th May 2012
Every gardener understands that seeds need time in the greenhouse, lawns need mowing, weeds need to be pulled and to never plant Japanese...Blog
2nd Mar 2012
The shock announcement that the 76 year old crooner Engelbert Humperdinck would be representing the UK in the Eurovision song contest has...Blog