Browsing: Strategic Sourcing Vs. Category Management

All Procurement /Supply Chain organizations can be positioned on a Maturity Model.  Some of you are still trying to move from tactical Purchasing to Sourcing while others may be trying to make the leap from Strategic Sourcing to Category Management.  Regardless of where you are, the journey to…

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“Hugely successful Value Driver based negotiation on a $150 M spend  in the very complex and critical category of Engineering Services (for one of the largest Utilities).  Sourcing  team not only exceeded savings targets but also enhanced the credibility and reputation of the sourcing organization by insisting on…

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There’s that word “governance” and personally it makes me cringe.  It reminds me of what we are bombarded with in the news every day – chaos, partisanism, division, in-fighting, etc. (all very negative) but Governance can be positive and effective and is THE BEST way to get decisions…

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Have you ever developed a Stakeholder Analysis / Map, put it in a drawer and never used it?  I could ask the same question about a strategic plan, communication plan, change management plan, new process, new technology, etc. and would most likely get the same answer.  It probably…

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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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