Browsing: Strategic Sourcing vs. Category Management

Last week, we ran a three-day Consulting Skills workshop for a new global client.  The CPO who hired us saw the value of requiring her team to function like an internal consulting practice – since one of our roles as Procurement professionals is to be an internal consultant.…

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If you consider your Procurement organization to be World-Class then you are no doubt implementing, or at a minimum, researching new technology like RPA (Robotic Process Automation) or AI (Artificial Intelligence) or “not so new” technology like Procure-to-Pay or Source-To-Settle applications such as Coupa, Sage, etc.  These solutions…

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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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