Browsing: Strategic Sourcing vs. Category Management

I assume you read the title and were intrigued enough to read on . . . . . .  As you know we have had a quite a bit of interest (that’s an understatement 😊!) in this series on “Do You Know the Difference between Strategic Sourcing &…

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Is your company a “customer of choice” with your key suppliers?  If not, you are leaving an incredible amount of value on the table.  The best companies do an excellent job of Supplier Relationship Management.  They ensure contract compliance, SLA monitoring, great issue resolution, excellent on boarding and divestiture…

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As the debate rages on about the Difference Between Strategic Sourcing and Category Management, the one element that is insurmountable if you don’t have it, is Leadership!   Without a leader that has the vision to move your organization toward Category Management – you are never going to get…

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This past Tuesday, we met with a group of CPOs as part of PERT (Procurement / Supply Executive Round Table) and the topic was “How to Maximize Value through Relationships (Internal and External) and Governance”.  The discussion focused on the journey from Strategic Sourcing to Category Management and…

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Last week I spoke at an industry event in Philadelphia and when I posed the question – “How many of your organizations are doing Strategic Sourcing?” almost all the hands went up and when I asked the same question regarding Category Management there were still numerous raised hands.…

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