Browsing: Strategic Sourcing Vs. Category Management

A recent spate of news around this topic makes this an opportune time for this discussion.  Any Category Management (CM) strategy (and for this discussion we will talk about outsourcing offshore as the CM strategy) MUST have an exit ramp as an integral component.  The reason that offshoring…

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Last week my Harvard Business Review arrived in the mail (yes, the mail 😊) and I was very excited a to see a teaser on  the front cover “Cracking the Code on Collaboration – Six new tools”.  Here was the answer I had been searching for – THE…

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From the time we called for the Death of Strategic Sourcing in 2010 to all the conferences that we speak at or host, one thing is consistently clear – people choose to define Category Management (CM) as they see fit. I’ve had CPOs tell me that they have been doing CM…

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. . . Still!   We have several clients that are going through Procurement technology upgrades. The single biggest issue that they are ALL having is around the people side of the change which is ALL about Change Management. They are frustrated because most of the time they spent upfront, on planning…

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