Browsing: Strategic Sourcing Vs. Category Management

. . . 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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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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