Browsing: Strategic Sourcing vs. Category Management

When was the last time you hired an external consultant?  Whether it was recently or several years ago, the reason was probably the same – you needed knowledge / expertise that you didn’t feel you had access to internally.  For purposes of this blog, I am using the…

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Centralized, Decentralized / Consulted or Center-Led?  Which organization structure is considered Next Practice?  Regardless of the industry you are in or whether you are doing Strategic Sourcing or have matured to Category Management, any or all of these structures can work.  We spend so much time paying…

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Over a year ago we, at The Mpower Group, tapped into this major conversation around the difference between Strategic Sourcing and Category Management.  So many of our client organizations are trying to make that journey and finding it to be quite challenging.  Let’s ALL acknowledge the fact that…

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One of the primary differences between Strategic Sourcing and Category Management is an increased focus on Change Management.  One of the most powerful Change Management techniques is Working in Teams.   The concept seems simple enough BUT there is an art to teaming as well as a science.  I…

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We are often asked how we help our clients get to Category Management and we have decided to share the recipe. Over the next three webinars we will be sharing our secret sauce and the Top 10 Big Ideas that we deploy on behalf of our clients. While…

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