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.

Insights at a glance

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Transforming the way we think about Category Management and how you manage your categories.  A truly bespoke approach, that delivers the knowledge and insight straight to your desktop.  Based on your specific requirements and needs, you’ll have access to the intelligence you need at your fingertips.

Bespoke dashboards with relevant insights will deliver:

 

  • Increased savings
  • Greater spend & demand visibility
  • Timely risk assessment
  • Better supplier enabled innovation
  • Enhanced organisational performance and value

We specialise in these categories

Life Sciences

 

  1. APIs & Intermediates
  2. Pre-Clinical and Analytical Services
  3. CROs
  4. Biological Materials
  5. Bulk Drug Raw Materials
  6. Chemicals and Excipients
  7. Clinical Research
  8. Comparator Drugs
  9. Contract Manufacturing
  10. Animals & Animal Services
  11. Culture Media
  12. Lab Equipment and Consumables
  13. Medical Affairs
  14. Medical Devices
  15. Primary and Secondary Packaging
  16. Scientific Services

 

Indirects

 

  1. IT & Telecom
  2. Marketing
  3. Professional Services
  4. MICE
  5. Travel and Fleet
  6. Property and FM
  7. Utilities
  8. Logistics

CPG

 

  1. Fats & Oils
  2. Flavours and Colours
  3. Ingredients
  4. Dairy
  5. Chemicals
  6. Fruit & Vegetables
  7. Meat, Poultry & Seafood
  8. Grains
  9. Herbs and Spices
  10. Hydrocolloids & Emulsifiers
  11. Ingredients
  12. Metals
  13. Nuts and Seeds
  14. Packaging
  15. Salt & Minerals
  16. Sugar, Sweeteners and Starch
  17. Vitamins & Micronutrients

Industrial

 

  1. Capital Equipment
  2. Oils, Gases and Chemicals
  3. Compressors & Rotatives
  4. Construction
  5. Electronic Components & Electricals
  6. Fuel, Power and Utilities
  7. Engineering Services
  8. Machining, Tooling & Fabrication
  9. Mechanical Assemblies and Components
  10. Metals & Minerals
  11. MRO
  12. Machined Parts, Castings & Forgings
  13. Installations
  14. Motors & Drives

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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