Global Supply Training Company is a new name for a 24 year old company, Global Procurement Group. We create and deliver advanced training materials for individuals and organizations in the Supply Management profession.


The founder and President of Global Supply Training company is Dick Locke.  He founded Global Procurement Group in January of 1993. Prior to that,  Dick spent fifteen years in Hewlett-Packard's Corporate Procurement. The last eight years were in management positions in International Procurement Operations. While living in Tokyo, he founded and managed HP's International Procurement Operations in four Asian countries: Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Singapore. Later, he managed HP's procurement offices in Mexico, Britain, France, Germany, Israel, and Canada.

Prior to starting the International Procurement program at HP, he managed HPs first company-wide semiconductor procurement team. This team brought together engineers and business professionals under the strategic direction of a company-wide users group, and made major improvements in the quality, cost, flexibility and assurance of supply at HP.

Before joining HP, he held various engineering and management positions with Applied Materials.

He is the author of Global Supply Management, a Guide to International Purchasing, published by McGraw-Hill.

His education includes a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in computer science from Stanford University, and an MBA with a concentration in international business from Santa Clara University. He holds SPSM3 certification from Next Level Purchasing.

He has been a frequent presenter at ISM and at other conferences where he is known for his dynamic and informative presentation style. He has led training seminars in 13 countries in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America.