Category Excellence

Through actionable, contextual intelligence and analytics across all stages of the category management lifecycle, we help you deliver greater value to your organisation.

Category management roles are complex and evolving

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


The role has evolved to look beyond cost savings: to assure supply quality and continuity; to manage supplier relationships effectively; to drive innovation and to manage risk.


In this data-driven world, category intelligence has a key role to play in driving rigour in the category management and strategic sourcing process. Decisions based on robust intelligence and analytics are essential to meet category objectives, but disparate data sources create noise, making it difficult to answer critical business questions.

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Not all intelligence is equal

Most value is driven from intelligence that is forward looking, contextual, outcome-focused, proactive and easy to consume. And that’s exactly what our Category Excellence solution delivers.


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.


We understand your industry, your challenges and your categories. We’ll enable you to make smarter, faster sourcing decisions across your categories; negotiate better with your suppliers; and build more collaborative relationships with your business stakeholders. 


Our solution is driven by our category and technical specialists, underpinned by proprietary knowledge and analytics assets, to provide the insights you need for strategic category management. Through a digital platform, we provide standard and custom intelligence, available self-serve and on-request.

Benefits for your business

 Accelerated decision making

Accelerated decision making

Our custom, category-level insights into opportunities and risks will help you manage strategic change, drive cost avoidance and achieve your goals

Unprecedented visibility

Unprecedented visibility

Gain a holistic picture of your categories with contextual internal and external intelligence, plus access to ready-to-use strategic tools and frameworks, delivered through an intuitive digital platform

Full category lifecycle support

Full category lifecycle support

Self-serve and on-request intelligence, to help you optimise performance and manage risk at all stages of the category management lifecycle

Insights at a glance

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We provide category intelligence through our on-demand digital procurement intelligence platform – Amplifi PRO – as well as through category monitors and dashboards fully customised to your organisation.

It’s a truly bespoke approach that delivers knowledge and insight straight to your desktop. Based on your specific requirements and needs, you’ll have access to the intelligence you need to deliver:

  1. Increased savings
  2. Greater spend and demand visibility 
  3. Timely risk assessment
  4. Better supplier enabled innovation
  5. Enhanced organisational performance and value

Case study: Providing procurement intelligence for a large building materials company

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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We specialise in these categories

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Life Sciences

  • APIs & Intermediates
  • Pre-Clinical and Analytical Services
  • CROs
  • Biological Materials
  • Bulk Drug Raw Materials
  • Chemicals and Excipients
  • Clinical Research
  • Comparator Drugs
  • Animals & Animal Services
  • Cutlure Media
  • Lab Equipment and Consumables
  • Medical Affairs
  • Medical Devices
  • Scientific Services
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  • Capital Equipment
  • Oils, Gases and Chemicals
  • Compressors & Rotatives
  • Construction
  • Electronic Components & Electricals
  • Engineering Services
  • Machining, Tooling & Fabrication
  • Mechanical Assemblies and Components
  • Metals & Minerals
  • MRO
  • Machined Parts, Castings & Forgings
  • Installations
  • Motors & Drives
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Consumer Packaged Goods

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