The Category Management Handbook, Paperback / softback Book


Category management is one of the biggest contributors of commercial value in the area of procurement and supply chain.

With a proven track record of successful delivery since the early 1990s, it helps organisations gather and analyse key data about their procurement spend before subsequently creating and delivering value-adding strategies that change the value proposition from supply chains.

The aim of category management is to find long-term breakthrough strategies that help lift an organisation's commercial performance to a new level. Because of its strategic long-term orientation and complex execution, category management has long been the preserve of commercial consulting companies - in effect a `black box' toolkit shrouded in expensive methodologies. This practical handbook lifts the lid on category management by providing readers with a step-by-step process and established toolkit that allows them a `do-it-yourself' approach.

Each activity is presented as a simple tool or technique for practitioners to apply to their own organisations.

To support each activity, easy-to- use templates and checklists have been provided, together with simple but practical hints and tips for implementation. This handbook is a `must read' for all procurement and supplychain managers looking to find significant improvements in their organisations.

Its practical approach cuts through long-winded consultant-speak and provides an easy-to-use practical toolkit for everyday application.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 190 pages, 30 Line drawings, black and white; 62 Tables, black and white; 30 Illustrations, black an
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Business strategy
  • ISBN: 9780815375517



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