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Ingredients for a High Quality Category Strategy

Published: 19 July 2016

ID: G00386065

Analyst(s): Procurement Research Team


Clear documentation requirements help encourage a consistent level of category strategy quality from all category managers. The documentation requirements can vary based on the complexity of the categories, but generally the documentation should include a basic overview of suppliers, the purchasing strategy pursued, the expected organizational impacts, and the category strategy implementation plan.

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Create Minimum Category Strategy Documentation Requirements

Randomly Sample Documented Category Strategies for Quality Review

Apply Clear Review Criteria to Selected Strategies

Debrief the Results With Category Managers

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