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
If your organisation pulls together a bunch of ‘catman’ templates in some sort of vacuum, that’s simply ‘playing’ with category management
The greatest asset your company can have in Procurement revealed. 72% of companies don’t yet do this!
Five strategies leading CPO's use to ensure category management is a key driver of high business performance
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.
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.
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
Despite what many procurement professionals may say, Category Management is far from embedded as a way of working within our profession
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.
81% of Leaders agreed that their category management process prompts category teams to identify breakthrough value opportunities
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...
A key performance indicator that reveals how well category management has been adopted by an organisation is revealed in today's advent calendar
There is a notable gap between leaders and followers in terms of their willingness to mandate some of their category management activities. Read more...