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Category Management

Category management as it applies to Purchasing and Supply can be defined as organising the resources of procurement in such a way as to focus externally onto the supply markets of an organisation (as opposed to having a focus on the internal customers or on internal functions) in order to fully leverage purchasing decisions.

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This CIPS practice guide recognises the importance of Category Management within business.

Category management as it applies to Purchasing and Supply can be defined as organising the resources of the Procurement team in such a way as to focus externally onto the supply markets of an organisation (as against having a focus on the internal customers or on internal Procurement departmental functions) in order to fully leverage purchasing decisions.

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