Procurement & Category Excellence

Overview Approach Capabilities
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Supply chain leaders use strategic sourcing to contain costs and increase operational effectiveness across the enterprise. RGP's Category Excellence takes the process even further—using effective category management to help organizations deliver quantifiable value in less time.

Driving Performance by Optimizing Sourcing

Through Category Excellence, supply chain leaders contain costs, reduce supply chain risk, and increase operational effectiveness across the enterprise. By making Category Excellence a core driver of strategic sourcing, we can help align your business goals and customer requirements with supply market capability—delivering quantifiable value in less time.

Category Excellence enables:

  • A structured approach to driving value
  • Significant savings (typically 5 – 20% savings)
  • Alignment of sourcing priorities and activities to corporate goals and objectives
  • Consideration of internal and external cost drivers, supply risk and best practices
  • Stakeholder involvement in requirements definition and solution development
  • Standardized sourcing tools, templates and processes
  • Goal-oriented and value-based sourcing environment

The following chart shows the key foundational areas that make up Category Excellence.

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Our Approach

A Structured Approach to Value Creation

Category Excellence is the next generation of Strategic Sourcing, enabling a structured lifecycle approach to driving value and significant savings typically running from 5 to 20%. Our approach includes:

  • Alignment of sourcing priorities and activities with corporate goals and objectives
  • Consideration of internal and external cost drivers, supply risk and best practices
  • Stakeholder involvement in defining requirements and developing solutions
  • Standardizing sourcing tools, templates and processes
  • Structuring a goal-oriented, value-based sourcing environment
The following chart shows our four-stage approach to developing Category Excellence strategies: optimizes spend while elevating your organization’s capabilities.


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Our Capabilities

Leveraging the vision and perspective of our highly experienced practitioners and advisors, our Category Excellence approach strives to deliver value while elevating your organization’s capabilities to the next level.

We help your organization by:

  • Engaging cross-functional stakeholders
  • Accessing critical spend, supplier performance information
  • Utilizing good supplier lifecycle practices & manage supplier performance
  • Optimizing standard tools & templates
  • Assuring completeness of work
  • Providing timely decision-making on governance issues