FAQ’s

FAQ’s

What do you do?

Provide a whole range of advice and support on  supply side, and supply chain management both through this web site, through the site Academy, through on-site support and on a 121 basis. I also provide more in-depth support to organisations who wish to contract with me and my team directly to deliver more complex on-site solutions.


Why Specialist Management Consulting?

 Specialist 

ˈspɛʃ(ə)lɪst
noun
1.
a person who concentrates primarily on a particular subject or activity; a person highly skilled in a specific and restricted field.
“he is a specialist in” synonyms : expertauthoritypunditprofessionalconsultant.

We are not general management consultants. We only specialise in management of what we call the ‘input side’ of operations. Our expertise focuses on supporting organisations to identify and manage external solutions to their business problems. Our scope ranges from solution selection, into purchasing, contracting and implementing, all the way into ongoing management of the supply chain. To achieve this we either utilse the best tools and methods available; such as a formal project management approach, or where none is available, or in our opinion robust enough, we have created and developed our own approach and processes from commercial and contract management through on into implementation and ongoing supplier management.


How can I be sure you are an expert?

I have been researching and providing management solutions to a large number of organisations and industry sectors for over 35 years. I have focused specifically on supply side management mainly within information technology for the past 18 years whilst also leading on technology acquisition for some of the worlds largest technology implementation programmes. Previous customers and their repeat business is my greatest reference, I’ve also been quite successful over the years with the solutions that I provide which indicates that I deliver a level of expertise that people seem to want or need.

 


How can I access personal support?

Use the contact details here and contact me personally.


How can I guarantee your solutions work?

The only guarantee I can give you is that you will have easy access, to expert, up-to date information and solutions based on a vast amount of previous experience based on observation, reflection and on site testing of what works and what doesn’t work within supply side management.

Various academic approaches to this experience learning cycle are shown here: The Experience Learning Cycle.


Why don’t I just learn all this myself or go on a training course?

You can!

It just takes much longer to gather all of the information you need, sort the specific need from all of the other information, and then be in a position to apply it to real life situations. In my case it’s been 35 years of learning and applying the subject in real working conditions and not in a class room, and of a course costs far more money than that from the Academy and using my experience.


How much do you charge?

It depends. The online advice is all free! I’m also funded by various sources of income including revenue from the site, and by charging for direct support by a variety of organisations.