How to Successfully Implement Category Management

Category management is used by Procurement departments to deliver more value from its third party spend with suppliers through a structured methodology that also involves category group planning, strategic sourcing and supplier management.

Through our practical experience with 60+ leading companies, we have identified five building blocks that underpin Category Management best practice and are essential to successful application of a category management methodology.

There are five building blocks that we focus on

Category Management Best Practice

Future Purchasing is a “centre of excellence” in the design, training and implementation of category management processes that really work. We provide:

  • High quality processes, tools, coaching, education and programme design
  • Extensive change management experience within complex environments
  • Transfer of expertise to client staff to build sustainable capability
  • Clear focus on the user experience
  • Innovative and experimental approaches
  • Measurable improvements
  • A passionate way of working
  • Category Management Software - Track8

Client Testimonials

How I learnt to plan my category project activity more effectively

“Great to be able to have access to, and guidance on the comprehensive, structured and modulated process.”

Category Manager, Indirects

“The category management process has exceeded my expectations. I did not anticipate we could create such a comprehensive and valuable resource in this short space of time.”

Category Director, International Hotel Group

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Category Management for Procurement Professionals
The Business Case for Category Management
Implementing Category Management
Category Group Planning
Track8 Procurement Software
Global Category Management Leadership Report 2017
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