CATEGORY MANAGEMENT SERVICES

As procurement continues to evolve from a tactical to a strategic enterprise function, CPOs and other senior procurement leaders are being evaluated on their team’s strategic contributions to the success of the business.

Cost control and take-out remain as prime objectives, but procurement’s mission is increasingly seen as impacting both the top and bottom lines, with a direct connection to enterprise growth and competitiveness. How can you start meeting these intensified expectations — delivering impressive savings, yes, but also creating value that indicates progress toward organizational maturity?

Our category management services not only help procurement teams in market-leading enterprises worldwide save more money, but also contribute value in ways that include improving supplier performance, mitigating supply risks, and driving innovation and continuous improvement.

The Power of Proactive

Dependable suppliers, good contractual terms — that’s the general “punch list.”

Changing business needs, compliance gaps and below-par supplier performance can all erode identified savings.

Proactive management is integral to ensure that suppliers and contracts deliver real savings and value. That’s the EP Tech approach to category management consulting. It gets you:

Real-time market intelligence on suppliers and commodities
Best-practice category and industry methodologies
Precise category planning, encompassing forecasting and budgeting
Supplier performance tracking
Improved compliance
Proactive contract reviews and renewals
Decreased off-contract (maverick) purchasing and greater spend under management
Live savings measurement and tracking – identified vs. realized
Constant annual cost reductions

Category Expertise

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MRO

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CAPEX

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Logistics

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Packaging

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IT & Telecom

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Energy

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Professional Services

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Direct Materials

Category expertise on demand

Bring more spend under management, quickly and easily