David Henshall – Founder
- Our Guiding Principles
We have a history of over 30 years in the field of procurement capability development. We are driven by a passion to increase the awareness of the performance improvement benefits possible, when procurement capability is placed at the heart of business.
We have developed the ‘procurement capability chain’, a systematic approach incorporating, tools and systems that will realize procurements potential. Our work is based on a few simple but critical principles:
Process & Methodology-Based
We are committed to the practical application of procurement best practice. All of our methods and tools are derived from our experience, research and findings that have been demonstrated in real life environments and through years of application.
We believe that simplicity is more difficult to achieve than complexity, but well worth the effort. We constantly try to improve our communication and impact by synthesizing principles and concepts into simple visual models and plain language.
We view capability development as something that occurs through the application of many factors and not as an isolated training event. People develop based on the interactions with their environment over time and cannot be viewed as a separate entity without influences or influence. Because of this, we take an environment view of improving procurement capability.
Build Organizational Capability
We support the old adage that “it is no use sending a changed person back into an unchanged organization”. Therefore, we seek to build capability at an organizational level, to leave behind a group of people capable of executing in new and better ways. Our commitment is to real change in how organizations function, not just simple solutions for individual challenges.
If you share our views on procurements importance to the organization, then you are the type of client we wish to help.
Whether you are interested in our Advisory services or joining our unique Academy – we would like to talk with you.
David’s career spans procurement and supply chain across many business sectors including; process plant, manufacturing, printing, airline and tourism, logistics, insurance, and oil & gas.
Throughout his career David has helped organizations make a step change in their procurement capability. This long and varied supply management career uniquely qualifies him to provide advise based upon experience – not theory in areas such as:
- Strategy and organization
- Supply Management Systems Development
- Category Management
- Supplier Management
David has hands on experience in both direct and indirect categories ranging from raw materials, capital, fleet, services, MRO and fuel etc and is renowned for thought leadership and development of best practice globally.
David’s ‘value add’ comes from applying the intensity, depth and breadth of his experience with ‘forward looking insight’ into your unique circumstances.
Whatever the problem, chances are David will have an opinion based on experience.