Request to Benchmark on Category Management

We are engaged in transforming our indirect sourcing team to be a top tier organization. One question that has come up is what other companies are doing to support category management and support beyond staffing up.

For example, how are they leveraging:

  • Group purchasing organizations and consortiums
  • Procurement Outsourcing (the entire sourcing cycle, but especially S2C)
  • Consultant support for specific sourcing/procurement projects

Categories are open but could include:

  • Market intelligence
  • Office Supplies
  • Parcel Ship
  • Operating Supplies
  • Energy
  • Etc.

We are seeking to understand:

  • Models
  • Pros/cons of each
  • Best practices, such as what categories and tools that help with the determination process
  • What the market looks like (providers)

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