Sourcing & Category Management development

EBG | Network are very happy to focus on the front-end of sourcing, procurement and finance. As more and more of revenue is invested externally - the need to both control cost and ad value across the supply chain is increasingly important.

EBG always focusing on real practitioner challenges and opportunities, we hope you find it valuable to give us a couple of minutes to consider what would be of value for you to learn from and discuss with your peers and experts.

Compare Your challenges - all who answer will get access to the survey results. EBG will be able to focus on what is important for You. Win-win.

Who says what is only visible to EBG and will not be shared with anyone else.

* Who are you? Optional but will allow us to give you feedback

* If you could sit down with peers and discuss your top three challenges - what would they be?

* How would you rate your areas of interest?

  Not a high priority A really high priority
Creating and developing sourcing and category management strategies
Operationalizing sourcing and category management strategies
Governance and follow up of strategies and operations

* Working with sourcing strategies - on a scale between 1-5 who would you most enjoy learning from and discussing with?

  1=Not so interesting to talk to 2 3 4 5=Really interesting to talk to
Skilled sourcing and procurement professionals
Specific category/sourcing peers (same category/type spend as I work with)
Consultants & system providers in different areas

* How much of your organization’s spend is under a category management process?

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* What degree of contract compliance do you perceive your organization have on average?

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Sourcing and category management is in the front end of the business need cycle - however - without sourcing and procurement understanding business needs, the business using the contracts and the outcome being able to follow up on - it is a challenge!

On a scale between 1-100 - how much of a challenge are the below topics?

* Sourcing activity visibility in budgets

1=Not a challenge
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* Sourcing activities visible in the P&L

1=Not a challenge
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* Engaging with and following up on suppliers

1=Not a challenge
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* Ensuring contracts are used as intended

1=Not a challenge
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* Visualizing sourcing and category management effects

1=Not a challenge
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* Managing global categories with regional and local teams and operations

1=Not a challenge
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* Adding value to the business beyond cost reduction

1=Not a challenge
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* Measuring sourcing effects beyond contracted or actual cost reductions

1=Not a challenge
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* Gathering internal and external data in order to support business strategies via sourcing decisions

1=Not a challenge
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* Continuously managing risk across the supply chain

1=Not a challenge
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* Incorporating CSR & sustainability into sourcing strategies and activities

1=Not a challenge
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* Managing tail spend

1=Not a challenge
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* If you stated tail spend is a big challenge - what is the biggest challenge managing the tail?

* Have we missed The most important challenge You are facing? If yes please let us know and we will aim to create experience exchange focusing on that too.

Would you like to discuss the above and perhaps meet with EBG?

For reference go check out our website www.ebgnetwork.com or our spring conference Source 2 Pay Summit. In the same manner a fall conference - Sourcing Outlook 2017 - is being tailored, focusing on experience exchange. The summit is held on October 19th in Stockholm.

During a majority of the day you sit down in round table discussions - many of which are hosted by practitioners. You discuss a topic relevant for many but mostly relevant to you! Let us know if you are interested in a discussion about possibly moderating discussions or sharing your know how on stage.

* Would you be interested in discussing if You can share your know how in October?

* Is there a person or company in particular you would like to meet? EBG gather international experience.

* If the content turn out right - would you consider joining Sourcing Outlook in Stockholm October 19th? (Only as a sign of interest nothing else)

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