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There are mixed feelings about category management in the procurement community. How it is understood and applied today often does not justify the existence of category management. The ultimate goal of category management is to be a true partner to the business and add value. Most Category Managers have never really lived up to that role. Try them!
Procurement Reframed is a procurement transformation guideline developed to help organizations become strategic in procurement. Over years and thousands of workshops with Category Managers, Cirtuo has jointly identified with the client which rules and activities are required to transform procurement into a strategic function.
Over the course of thousands of category strategy developments we hear often; "Short term we need to e.g. perform some sourcing, resolve supply chain disruptions, sort out our quality issues. What do we need a strategy for - isn't that something more mid or long-term?!"