Very well presented. John McGarrigle | Strategic Buyer, Rockwell Collins

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Unlike many other training providers, PMS does not sub-contract or deliver training using third parties. Our presenters work exclusively for PMS and are not only academically qualified to deliver training but have a wealth of real world experience gained in senior positions in high profile businesses.

Gareth Roden BA, MCIPS

Gareth Roden BA, MCIPS

Managing Director of PMS and the principle trainer.

Gareth has been with PMS for 20 years and his hands-on experience and dynamic presentation style have made him a very popular and highly respected presenter.

Prior to joining PMS, he held senior management positions in both public and private sector procurement including automotive, mining and mechanical engineering businesses.

The various posts have provided Gareth with significant experience in the procurement of capital equipment, bulk material supply contracts, consumables, services and site installation projects. These activities also included the management and development of purchasing teams and departments plus the financial, physical and safety responsibilities for the operation of stores, stockyards and workshop facilities.

David Brown BSc, MCMI, FCIPS

David Brown BSc, MCMI, FCIPS

With over 30 years of experience of researching, formulating and directing training courses, David is rightly regarded as one of the foremost trainers within procurement and supplies management. In addition to training in the UK, David has worked with overseas clients in Russia, Malaysia, Singapore and much of Europe. His respected expertise in the training field is built upon first hand procurement and management experience gained in purchasing and supply positions with Dunlop, BP, Ford and Portakabin.

David is degree educated, a member of the Institute of Management and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply. He is particularly strong in the areas of negotiation skills development, capital equipment purchasing and contract law.

Bob Edwards

Bob Edwards

When not working with PMS, Bob works as a Commercial Consultant and his background is nearly 30 years in automotive and agrichemicals. Bob is particularly strong in the analytical areas of supply chain and has proven track record of annual cost reduction (PPV), supplier performance (supply and quality PPM), risk analysis, cost analysis and stock control. Bob’s procurement career started with Kent Fire Service and with a move into manufacturing took him into senior positions with Intier Automotive, Nufarm Agricultural Products and Magna UK.



Get better deals, improve service and manage risk. Our courses in such key areas negotiation, contract law, overseas procurement, capital equipment purchasing and expediting will equip supply chain professionals with the essentials skills and knowledge to make an immediate impact.

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Stores & Warehouse

Stores & Warehouse

For most organisations the stores/warehouse is a major investment of physical and financial resources. Our courses will provide the necessary understanding, appreciation and motivation for stores and warehouse personnel to better manage this critical area of business operations.

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Stock Control

Stock Control

Improved control of stock offers the opportunity for organisations to improve efficiency, enhance customer satisfaction and reduce inventory costs. Our specialist stock control course gets to the core of inventory management providing supply chain personnel with techniques and formulas to enable them to produce results in their workplace.

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