Browsing: Strategic Sourcing Vs. Category Management

My 10-year-old supposed “luxury” car is in the shop and I ended up having to rent a car. I don’t know the last time you rented a car but I found the experience to be terrifying and that’s not an exaggeration. I almost turned around to ask for an older car that I…

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Once again, you are probably NOT going to like my answer – it depends!   I recently read an article in HBR “Research: Being Nice in a Negotiation Can Backfire” which provides some research that demonstrates that being nice in a negotiation will yield sub-optimal results. The article defines “nice” as being…

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I just got off the phone with a client who had been a CPO and now has assumed major P&L responsibility. We love hearing about alumni who have achieved great success (and he admitted that he still uses what he learned from TMG which is great for our ego). But…

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Cost Savings, cost savings, cost savings – if we focus on cost savings at the expense (no pun intended 😊) of what is most important to our “customer” then we Fail. Period.  Herein, lies the single biggest difference between Strategic Souring and Category Management – focusing on your…

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While I won’t share my top 5 today, I will share one of them that MUST be in everyone’s top 5 to move to Category Management or they may not know what they speak of and that is a High Performance Leadership Team (HPLT). The Leadership Team (LT)…

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