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Category Management and Strategic Sourcing

Date:   Apr 16, 2021 - May 15, 2021
Time:   9:00 AM (MDT)
Location:   Online Western Canada

10 Credits
$625 Members, $695 Non-members
Date & Time:
Friday, April 16, 2021
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Friday, May 7, 2021   
Saturday, May 15, 2021
9:00am - 12:30pm MST

Webinar Overview:

Category Management and Strategic Sourcing

Course Overview:

Supply chain management is evolving.  Internal and external pressures to reduce lead time, speed up purchase order processing, cut costs, reduce supply risks, and seek longer and progressive supplier relationships shape the way we work and indeed, hint at the future of SCM. To meet these demands, the traditional purchasing mentality tends to focus externally – find suppliers that can meet our terms and replace those that can’t; hire employees with decades of experience in negotiation in hopes that they can get better deals. Modern SCM thinking, however, focuses internally – dedicate as much if not more effort on controlling internal drivers and facilitating an organizational transformation that approaches the market intelligently to get more with less.

 A large part of the transformation is the move to Category Management and Strategic Sourcing. These two disciplines of modern Supply chain management are tightly intertwined, sharing common knowledge and skills. The most mature SCM organizations in the world strive for excellence in both. Now is the time to seize the opportunity to bring more value to your organization than ever before.

Key Learning Objectives:

By attending this workshop, participants will:

  • Gain the knowledge to set up and sustain category management.

  • Learn about best practices and pitfalls in implementing category management.

  • Understand how to use and design your own category management tools

Who Should Attend:  

SCM Professionals who want to learn the principles, processes, and people skills required for a successful Category Management team that does world-class Strategic Sourcing.

About the Instructor:  

Ian GonzalezIan Gonzalez, MBA, CIPS is a Senior Supply Chain Analytics & Stewardship Specialist with 16 years of experience in the aviation and oil and gas industries. He’s worked with companies such as Lufthansa, Shell, Suncor and Cenovus and has developed and implemented ground-breaking SCM and Finance solutions using Excel, Power BI, and VBA. He has a passion for teaching and does so from the perspective of an SCM professional, engineer, and computer programmer.


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