Category Management


Category Management is a strategic approach which organises procurement resources to focus on specific areas of spends. This enables category managers to focus their time and conduct in depth market analysis to fully leverage their procurement decisions on behalf of the whole organisation. The results can be significantly greater than traditional transactional based purchasing methods.

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New partnership between procurement and supply chain management specialists offers more support and knowledge in Sweden

Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Formed in 2009, ValueOne specialise in supply chain management, procurement and logistics, providing an array of services which develops and enhance procurement and supply chain organisations in Sweden. 

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Launch of Dana Incorporated Procurement Academy with CIPS will provide tailored training to global procurement staff

Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The training will offer a range of learning options such as e-learning, face-to-face and longer-term work-based learning though the CIPS Corporate award programme, tailored for the exact needs of the business which supplies virtually every vehicle manufacturer in the...

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CIPS knowledge partner CASME, launches new brand identity

Date: Wednesday, March 09, 2016

The rebrand has been designed to clearly communicate the benefits that CASME services offer

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More targeted training and support for procurement teams in the oil and gas industry

Date: Monday, June 30, 2014

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Category management

Date:

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Venue:

Novotel London Wembley

Address:

London

Fee:

Members - £486.00 per person
Non-members - £540.00 per person

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Introductory core skills programme

Date:

Monday 16 July 2018

Venue:

Radisson Blu Edinburgh

Address:

Edinburgh

Fee:

Members - £855.00 per person
Non-members - £950.00 per person

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Best in Procurement

Date:

Monday 29 January 2018

Venue:

Barbican Centre

Address:

London

Fee:

Members - £20.83 per person
Non-members - £20.83 per person

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Introduction to Procurement - Two days

Date:

Tuesday 04 December 2018

Venue:

Cliftons (Melbourne)

Address:

Melbourne

Fee:

Members - £1540.00 per person
Non-members - £1980.00 per person

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Spend Analysis

Date:

Tuesday 29 May 2018

Venue:

Cliftons (Melbourne)

Address:

Melbourne

Fee:

Members - £770.00 per person
Non-members - £990.00 per person

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Project Management for Procurement - Two Days

Date:

Thursday 09 August 2018

Venue:

Cliftons (Melbourne)

Address:

Melbourne

Fee:

Members - £1540.00 per person
Non-members - £1980.00 per person

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Category Management - Two days

Date:

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Venue:

Cliftons (Sydney)

Address:

Sydney

Fee:

Members - £1540.00 per person
Non-members - £1980.00 per person

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Category management in purchasing (3/e)

Category management in purchasing (3/e)

Jonathan O'Brien

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Related concepts

Category Management

Category management ... where the entire category is managed as a unit ... is one of the ways collaboration is used in supply chains today (Dunne et al. 2010)

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Category Management

Category management as it applies to Purchasing and Supply can be defined as organising the resources of procurement in such a way as to focus externally onto the supply markets of an...

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The State of the Art of Category Management

The key elements of category management include end-to-end management of the supply chain, acute market awareness, sound (if not expert) technical knowledge, good SRM and excellent...

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