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What words do you notice that have power to generate a less than helpful response from others? Or are there any words that push your buttons and bring out an unintended and negative response for you?

by Alison Smith

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

by Alison Smith

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

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

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

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

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

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

There is a lot a manager can do that will ensure a workshop adds maximum value to their organisation. Here's some actions for before, during and after

by Alison Smith

Here’s a few things we’ve found that have worked for others attending our category management, influencing and communication, negotiation or supplier management workshops.

by Alison Smith

How do you get your team to learn about category management? Knowing the answer to the above questions is fundamental when developing a procurement transformation programme

by Alison Smith

We asked a selection of procurement experts for their views. This is what they say...

by Anna Del Mar

Maximise their return from training investment by ensuring that it demonstrably improves team member performance

by Anna Del Mar

Remote coaching should be run as a programme with clearly defined roles, schedule of meetings, and jointly agreed deliverables

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

If the evidence is right and procurement don’t have a natural bias for creativity the challenge then becomes how do we get into a more creative mind set.

by Alison Smith

Creativity in procurement requires a different mindset, body posture, environment and sometimes even different voice and persona

by Alison Smith

Today we are sharing two of the key topics from the LEARN Section from our 2014-15 Category Management Survey.

by Mark Webb

06/01/2015

What Is TRACK8?

All you need to run Category Management within your organization with the following features...

by Simon Brown

Competency Assessments provide invaluable insights into the team’s capabilities

by Anna Del Mar

An Infographic explaining who Future Purchasing are and what we do

by Sara Hoyles

8 Steps to a Successful Category Management Training Programme

by Simon Brown

Category Management is, actually, an Orange! Read on...

by Allison Ford-Langstaff

Few argue whether competency assessment is a good idea or not. The key question is what makes it successful?

by Anna Del Mar

Which personality test should we use in procurement?

by Anna Del Mar