Browsing: Strategic Sourcing Vs. Category Management

The word “conflict” has such negative connotations but the most effective teams actually elicit conflict to generate new ideas.  Since most of our work as Sourcing / Category Management professionals is done in teams, embracing constructive conflict is a MUST as you are making the journey from Strategic…

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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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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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Over a year ago we, at The Mpower Group, tapped into this major conversation around the Difference between Strategic Sourcing and Category Management.  The response has been overwhelming and many, many organizations have embarked on the journey to make the Transformation, and an equal number of organizations are…

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A new year has started and so have the New Year’s resolutions.  I am no different than anyone else – I want to lose XX pounds and this is the year I am finally going to do it.  In the back of my mind, though, all I can…

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