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About the Author

Gerard Chick

Gerard Chick is Chief Knowledge Officer at Optimum Procurement Group, a procurement outsourcing and consulting company. He has ten years' experience working with some of the keenest minds at the most senior level in the Supply Management profession examining the issues facing procurement leaders today; gathering the latest thinking from academia and practice to understand its relationship to the wider business agenda. An accomplished speaker and writer on business and procurement issues, he has written articles for 'industrial' journals, including CPO Agenda, Supply Management and Procurement Professional. He is regularly invited to make keynote presentations and deliver workshops on strategic procurement issues to senior executive teams across the world, including Europe, the Middle East, the USA, Australia, Africa and China.

Gerard was until recently a visiting Senior Research Fellow at Curtin University in Perth, Australia, a visiting Fellow at Cranfield School of Management and a member of the Logistics and Operations Management Board of Cardiff Business School.


Books by Author

Case Study: Supply Chain Dreams and Nightmares

Understand the importance of innovation in the aerospace industry and prepare for the risks of cost reduction.

Published: January 2016, PDF,
EAN: 9780749475246

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Case Study: Strategic Cost Management

Delve into the strategic, organisational, and operational decisions of an automobile manufacturer.

Published: January 2016, PDF,
EAN: 9780749475260

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The Procurement Value Proposition

Considers the implications of global economic transformation for procurement, and discusses the value proposition offered by contemporary procurement to business.

Published: December 2014, Paperback,
EAN: 9780749471194

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