Category Excellence

Transform your ability to achieve your goals faster. A focused and proactive approach that delivers relevant, bespoke category-specific insights and value.

Category management roles are complex and evolving

Category leaders and procurement professionals are under relentless pressure to deliver cost efficiencies and contribute value.

 

Additionally it’s vital to assure quality, supply continuity, manage risk, and drive innovation across the business.

 

You need to effectively manage supplier relationships, accelerate procurement cycles and maintain process excellence, like never before. You also need to navigate supply market complexity and volatility.

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Data tsunami

Unfortunately technology, process and systems are not always on your side. To achieve your goals, strategically manage your categories and make critical business decisions you need relevant and reliable data. Successfully wading through a rising data tsunami to achieve the insight you need is an ever more problematical task.

We understand your industry, your challenges and issues and your categories. We’ll help you transform your ability to make better, faster sourcing decisions across your categories. Help you intelligently manage your procurement process, and negotiate and buy from your suppliers. Our tech enabled approach allows us to offer a completely bespoke delivery model, where core capabilities can be slotted together to give you a truly bespoke solution, enabling cognitive procurement, that tackles your intimate goals and needs.

Our solution provides the insight you need for strategic category management. We integrate external information on supply market dynamics, cost trends, innovations and potential disruptions with predictive analytics on internal spend, savings, compliance and contracts data.

Our expert knowledge of your categories means we act as an extension to your team, we can integrate seamlessly, helping you with the heavy lifting, enabling you to achieve higher value and performance.

We specialise in these categories

Life Sciences

 

APIs & Intermediates
Pre-Clinical and Analytical Services
CROs
Biological Materials
Bulk Drug Raw Materials
Chemicals and Excipients
Clinical Research
Comparator Drugs
Contract Manufacturing
Animals & Animal Services
Culture Media
Lab Equipment and Consumables
Medical Affairs
Medical Devices
Primary and Secondary Packaging
Scientific Services

 

Industrial

 

Capital Equipment
Oils, Gases and Chemicals
Compressors & Rotatives
Construction
Electronic Components & Electricals
Fuel, Power and Utilities
Engineering Services
Machining, Tooling & Fabrication
Mechanical Assemblies and Components
Metals & Minerals
MRO
Machined Parts, Castings & Forgings
Installations
Motors & Drives

CPG

 

Fats & Oils
Flavours and Colours
Ingredients
Dairy
Chemicals
Fruit & Vegetables
Meat, Poultry & Seafood
Grains
Herbs and Spices
Hydrocolloids & Emulsifiers
Ingredients
Metals
Nuts and Seeds
Packaging
Salt & Minerals
Sugar, Sweeteners and Starch
Vitamins & Micronutrients

 

Indirects

 

IT & Telecom
Marketing
Professional Services
MICE
Travel and Fleet
Property and FM
Utilities
Logistics

 

Benefits for your business

 Accelerated decision making

Accelerated decision making

Our custom, category-by-category recommendations on opportunities and risks will help you drive strategic change, reduce Total Cost of Ownership and achieve your goals.

Unprecedented visibility

Unprecedented visibility

Delivering a holistic picture of your category situation including relevant internal and external intelligence, through an intuitive platform.

Maximise your performance

Maximise your performance

Break through the limitations of your sourcing process.  Optimise your performance and opportunities.  Access to category specialists, insights, ready-to-use strategic tools and analytical frameworks.

Case study : Insights inform category strategy

Following an acquisition, a newly appointed CPO of a building materials company faced the challenges of realigning the procurement strategy and delivering higher cost savings.

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