Widely admired for its purchasing strategies, Ikearevolutionized the thinking and execution of procurement departments across the world. By means of case studies, interviews, practical examples, and comparisons with other leading companies, "Strategic Sourcing andCategory Management" examines the guiding principles behind category-based sourcing, the practicalities of implementing it, and how businesses can realize its benefits.
The book answers four critical questions:
--When is category management a profitable method and why?
--How do category teams create real results?
--How can category management be organized and implemented effectively?
--What makes the difference between success and failure?
Connecting theory and practice, this book is an invaluable resource for procurement and purchasing professionals in any industry."