Author Archives for Simon Geale

Magic vs. Logic: How do you make decisions?

Humans are irrational.  Did you know that 1 in 8 British men think they could take a point off Serena... View Article

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The Innovation Game

Think Differently – think like a challenger How do small and innovative companies suddenly appear from nowhere? How are entrepreneurs... View Article

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Successful collaboration: An introductory guide. Supplier Collaboration Series – Part 2

In the first part of this paper we looked at Supplier Collaboration: what it is, why do it, and who... View Article

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It’s Do or Die Time – Supplier Collaboration Series Part 1

Over the last few years, I’ve been fortunate enough to have researched and delivered a number of presentations and workshops... View Article

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The State of Procurement

Reality Checks for the UK Last month I did the unthinkable. I went to a procurement conference where nobody mentioned... View Article

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Agile Procurement – what does it mean?

Long live agility. Savings are dead. Bold? Perhaps, but it conveys a simple message; Procurement’s purpose is changing in light... View Article

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The Kite-Shaped Function

Networked Procurement functions will be Kite shaped. We can predict that now…because all the service functions will be. What do... View Article

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Procurement will be Networked

We can predict that now How do we know? Procurement is a service function; it advises others how to spend... View Article

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Preparing for Brexit

What you can do to get smart and get ahead Déjà vu? Here’s some advice on how to prepare from... View Article

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Keep Your Friends Close And Your Suppliers Closer

It pays to build a better relationship with your supply chain. Outdated supplier management programs were based on power, with... View Article

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It’s A Risky Business

Open your eyes to the potential risks around the corner Sometimes danger appears in the most innocuous places.  For example,... View Article

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The Client/Supplier Relationship Status: It’s Complicated

Building a long-term alliance that’s mutually beneficial Businesses regularly turn to the CPO and ask for savings. It happens across... View Article

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