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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

We’re making decisions all the time without giving ourselves the appropriate time to determine the best course of action. The reality is we don't plan and prepare enough

by Alison Smith

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

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

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

by Simon Brown

Following the publication of our bi-annual category management survey, co-author of the report, Mark Webb has been interviewed about the main findings by three leading procurement authorities. You can follow the links to listen to the interviews.

by Mark Webb

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

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

81% of Leaders agreed that their category management process prompts category teams to identify breakthrough value opportunities

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

There is a big difference between leaders and followers when it comes to the application of the category management process. Quantified in our survey results...

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

A key performance indicator that reveals how well category management has been adopted by an organisation is revealed in today's advent calendar

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

There is a notable gap between leaders and followers in terms of their willingness to mandate some of their category management activities. Read more...

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

At no 17, of our Top 19 drivers of Category Management performance was, do Managers have enough time to do the job. Our survey said...

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

What % of organisations said stakeholders have formal objectives for category management? The answer was revealed in our survey

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

66% of organisations have now adopted a flexible category management approach that can be applied to all spend and category projects

by Allison Ford-Langstaff