Making Category Management Successful

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Making Category Management Successful Making Category Management Successful is a priority for successful companies worldwide. They work relentlessly to integrate category management business-wide to achieve and sustain success. Here we offer six requirements for making category management successful: 1. Flexibility Recognizing it is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach is one key to making category management successful. So it … Read More

Making Category Management a priority:

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Making Category Management a priority To make Category Management a priority, executive teams must provide backing in terms of financial investment, physical resources and visible involvement. We provide 5 steps to making category management a priority in your business: 1. Create a vision, strategy,  business case & ROI: A clear vision for enterprise-wide adoption. Incorporation of key principals Credible business … Read More

Proactively influence business goals and priorities with e-enabled sourcing

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Shape the agenda, deliver against strategic and tactical goals with e-enabled sourcing Cost reduction is still one of the main drivers of e-enabled sourcing, but opportunities for competitive advantage also come from increasing spend visibility and reducing risk as well as improving supply chain responsiveness. 1. Introduction E-Enabled sourcing has become a significant differentiator between leaders and laggards between today’s … Read More

Develop a Procurement Analytics Strategy

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Procurement Analytics Part 3: Beyond simple spend data towards strategic decisions Develop a Procurement Analytics Strategy: In part 2 we discussed the challenges and maturity levels in Procurement Analytics capability. Here in the final part in this series we discuss how to apply Procurement Analytics strategically. 1. Introduction The primary function of procurement analytics tools is to support improvement strategies. … Read More

Procurement Analytics Maturity Matters

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Part 2: Procurement Analytics Maturity Matters: Beyond simple spend data towards strategic decisions and value In our previous post, we discussed the business case for Procurement Analytics. Here in this post we discuss the why Procurement Analytics Maturity Matters and the challenges and maturity levels in building Procurement Analytics capability. 1. Procurement Analytics Maturity Matters Companies are competing on analytics … Read More

Procurement Analytics: Beyond simple spend data towards strategic decisions and value

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Organizations of all sizes and in all sectors need Procurement Analytics Here in the first of a series of post we discuss the business case for Procurement Analytics and how and where to apply it to support your organizations goals and objectives. 1. Introduction There is always room for improvement and expansion of procurements value proposition at global companies.  However, … Read More

Strategies for Procurement Transformation

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Part 1: Strategies for Procurement Transformation: Category Management is a benchmark of procurement best practice and typically at the heart of any procurement transformation. Category Management as an Integrated Business Process Category Management, is one of several elements that need to be integrated and applied business-wide to achieve and sustain success. Category Management links strategic sourcing to the business strategy … Read More

Key Procurement Skills Development for Today: Category Management

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Key Procurement Skills Development for Today: Category Management Key Procurement Skills Development for Today: Category Management – Don’t take that job until you have read this article, where we discuss what it takes to be a successful Category Manager. The upside, the downside, and what to look for in both candidates and employers. So you want to be a Category … Read More

Category Management: 7 Steps to Establish Governance

Dave HenshallCategory Management, Governance & Alignment

Category Management: 7 Steps to Establish Governance Category Management: 7 Steps to Establish Governance – Strong effective governance defining the way work gets done is critical to implementing Category Management in any organization. Without it turf wars will ensue and the implementation initiative will likely lose its way. So what is Category Management Governance? At its core any governance structure … Read More