Strategic Sourcing and Category Management examines how category management works in practice, drawing insight from IKEA. With over twenty-five years' experience of purchasing at IKEA, Magnus Carlsson shares the wisdom gained from devising and executing IKEA's highly successful purchasing strategies. The new edition focuses on examples that build on learnings from IKEA, showing effective strategic sourcing in practice. In addition to this, it features a case study on new approaches to the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control (DMAIC) cycle and examples of how to effectively implement category sourcing from leading international companies such as Skanska, Autoliv, CitiBank and Green Cargo.
Strategic Sourcing and Category Management answers three 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? In answering these questions, this book presents the guiding principles behind category-based sourcing and demonstrates how category-based sourcing can be implemented. Connecting theory and practice, the book draws upon existing and new tools, and applies them in a highly practical context. With application spanning far beyond IKEA, this book is an invaluable resource for procurement professionals in any industry.
This book is an excellent description of how to design processes and create value in a supply chain.