Case Studies - Category Management

Future Purchasing has an excellent pedigree when it comes to designing and implementing category management process and discipline into organisations. We are a centre of excellence for category management expertise. As such we have a track record of working with clients who are either looking to introduce category management for the first time or indeed looking to refresh or reinvigorate a process that has gone stale.

Available Documents

The following documents are available for this section

Creating Category Plans
Improving Procurement’s high level category planning capability.
Building category management capability through process design, training & coaching
How FP helped a CPO to create a new direction for Procurement involving the adoption of category management as a business discipline that delivered 11% savings through proactive coaching.
Wave 1 SRM roll-out through team workshops & category manager mentoring
How FP worked with a Pharmaceutucal company to create SRM strategies that delivered 400+ value opportunities.
Refresh and redesign of stakeholder engagement, category management & SRM processes
How FP created a new "e" enabled category management process & toolkit that delivered 7% increase in productivity in the Retail sector.
Implementing SRM in the public sector
How FP jointly designed & implemented a new SRM process in the Public Sector that identified £19m of additional vaule over a 16 week period.
Implementing SRM through process development & global education programme
How FP refreshed an existing SRM process and educated 185 Procurement staff in how to apply stakeholder engagement & SRM techniques for a Banking organisation.
Building the client's internal category management capability through train-the-trainer workshops
How FP blended its own category management IP with a Retail company's own process materials and then run a series of "train the trainer" workshops to transfer its skills & knowledge.
Implementing category management
How FP supported a Pharmaceutical company to roll out a new category management approach through training, coaching and facilitation of pilot category projects that delivered 40% savings.
Building category management capability through coaching
How FP helped a Pharmaceutical company to build category management capability through coaching