One of the ongoing challenges in category management is to decide when the category needs to be reinvestigated. The usual approach is to suggest that this is done when indicators seem to suggest that there have been changes in the marketplace.
by Mark Hubbard
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
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
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...
66% of Leaders agree their category management approach is their one 'way of working' for all procurement activity