Our partners from Future Purchasing and Henley Business School have launched the 2023 Global Category Management Study.

The results will gather a wealth of comparative data to create the definitive global category management research culminating in FP’s 2023 Global Category Management Report – ‘Influence the Future’

In the 2022 edition, the report takes a look at the future of procurement as a function and how it aligns with the evolving sustainability agenda and best practice ethical standards.

Moreover, the study aims to shed light on the best practices employed by industry leaders and understand the incremental performance benefits they achieve. Shape the future of Category Management and get a full understanding of where you stand!

By completing the survey, you will also be contributing towards Future Purchasing’s three selected charity partners – Medecins Sans Frontieres, British Red Cross and Winston’s Wish.

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Demonstrating tangible business value by implementing actionable category strategies

Too often, category strategies end up in drawers. They don’t get implemented, or struggle with low adoption. Reasons range from low stakeholder involvement or buy-in to limited practical applicability under given market conditions or simply botched implementations. With disjointed project planning, task management, and value-tracking activities, bringing the carefully created strategy to life is not a given. In the end, a strategy not implemented is a wasted strategy.

Winning over stakeholders: achieving strategic alignment in Procurement

In the webinar “Winning over stakeholders: Achieving strategic business alignment in Procurement”, Michael DeWitt, VP Indirect Spend Management & Center of Excellence at Walmart International, Sam de Frates, VP Procurement EMEAA at Mars, and Drasko Jelavic, CEO of Cirtuo, discussed with Fabian Lampe, Founder of Advance Procurement, the importance of engaging stakeholders, aligning Procurement with their objectives, and translating the objectives into actionable category, supplier, and negotiation strategies.

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Understanding the supply market is imperative for developing holistic category strategies

Category strategies help Procurement align business requirements with market realities to leverage market opportunities, mitigate risks, and increase supply chain resilience. The methodical approach for building category strategies aims to help companies assess and plan how to best acquire goods or services for their business under given market realities. We have explored the ‘internal analysis as foundation for holistic category strategies’ in our recent blog, stating that the process of managing a category strategically is perpetual.