Browsing: Strategic Sourcing Vs. Category Management

The Strategic Sourcing process that we all know and love today was actually started in the early 1990’s in the auto industry.  The inefficiencies in the buying processes including lack of standardization, too many suppliers, too much inventory, etc. led to numerous changes that resulted in the way…

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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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