Browsing: Strategic Sourcing vs. Category Management

What does “Working in Teams” have to do with Strategic Sourcing OR Category Management? I would suggest that it is THE most powerful way of building a collaborative environment and getting work done.  As you move from Strategic Sourcing to Category Management this becomes even more important. You…

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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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