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10 critical success factors in procurement category management. Are you doing them all?

by Alison Smith

An infographic showing how you can contribute to your businesses performance by being great at category management

by Simon Brown

The answer is compelling. Category Management is a critical lever to deliver improved procurement and can improve business performance by up to..

by Mark Hubbard

There are few other areas of the business that still have so much untapped potential. Even the most sceptical CEO would be missing a trick not to explore this

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

If your organisation pulls together a bunch of ‘catman’ templates in some sort of vacuum, that’s simply ‘playing’ with category management

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

The greatest asset your company can have in Procurement revealed. 72% of companies don’t yet do this!

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

To illustrate how a standard but flexible approach can be achieved, here are some very specific questions my clients and I have recently asked when reviewing key categories

by Paul Haycock

Business leaders are recognising that Procurement is a major untapped source of potential competitive advantage. Here's why..

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

Five strategies leading CPO's use to ensure category management is a key driver of high business performance

by Kathrine Western

Functional ingredients can develop a special status over time and become protected in the buyers mind but can these ingredients appear to be more “special” than they really are?

by Paul Lee

What reaction would you have had if the political parties had each just wheeled out the same strategy as they had at the last election?

by Alison Smith

There is a real challenge in the world of adult education, even when it relates to the ambrosia that is Procurement training. How do we get the training to stick?

by Alison Smith

Without a competency framework Category Management can be a lot like parenting. By concentrating on category management as a competency, the skill sets that make the most difference get lost or are ignored.

by Alison Smith

There’s many disciplines where coaches are seen as a necessity – sports being a popular one. Why do we throw the belief in the positive impact of coaching out of the window when we walk into the office?

by Alison Smith

Plus an insight into why many organisations fail to deliver strategic procurement.

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

Joint accountability for delivering category targets with stakeholders” is identified as one of the top practices that organisations should implement to improve its category management. How to make it work..

by Tony Squires

Rebecca Lonsdale, Procurement Director at Britvic has some nice words for us

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

The critical factors to consider when formalising the Category group planning approach and aligning it with the corporate business planning cycle

by Simon Brown

Category Management must be aligned to business strategy and business process else it will become an irrelevance.

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

80% of organisations have yet to implement the truly effective goal setting that will allow them to get the best from their procurements, you might well raise an eyebrow. However, this is exactly the conclusion we can draw from Future Purchasing’s latest global category management survey

by Kathrine Western

Despite what many procurement professionals may say, Category Management is far from embedded as a way of working within our profession

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

When you last developed a category strategy how much time did you allocate to defining the current situation? It's all about the planning

by Alison Smith

Here are five steps to improving communication with internal stakeholders by incorporating relatively simple but extremely effective ways of working:

by Kathrine Western

If you really want to create a competitive advantage for your business across the whole range of value levers to improve bottom line pricing, reduce costs, avoid risks and drive top line value and growth through harnessing your suppliers and potential suppliers, then this is for you.

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

We often here a cry go up for more innovation within the supply chain. The great hope is that, somewhere out there, is a detail of differentiation which will lead our business to a new level of greatness and if only we could find it, we’d be better off.

by Allison Ford-Langstaff