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'Breakthrough' Category Management @ Asia


'Breakthrough' Category Management @ Asia
'Breakthrough' Category Management @ Asia
28 September 2021
Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) -
In House Training , Management , Logistics Procurement and Supply Chain , Corporate Training


4 Part Procurement Series:

Develop capabilities in relationship management, negotiation & influencing in the procurement with
The International Procurement Specialist

Ian Thompson

Co-Author, The Procurement Models Handbook & The Category Management Handbook
Clients include Emirates Airline, Jaguar Land Rover & Qatar Gas

Ian has long been a sought after procurement guru and authority with a background of over 20 years specializing in procurement as a senior practitionerHe is one of the founding directors of Cordie Ltd, an award-winning sales and procurement training and consulting companyAddition to that, Ian has considerable experience in global delivery to middle and senior level procurement executives throughout the world, including UK, Europe, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, Argentina and the US.

Ian has worked with major corporates and government organisations in numerous sectors throughout the European, Middle East and African regions bringing commercial insight and added value through the application of category management and strategic sourcing techniques.

Ian is the co-author of several internationally recognised procurement textbooks, including The Procurement Models Handbook, 3rd Edition (Routledge, 2019) and The Category Management Handbook, 1st Edition (Routledge, 2018).


Testimonials from Past Clients

"Studied with Cordie for all course modules, all teaching is to a very high standard."
Supply Chain Management, Boeing Defence UK Limited
"... Courses are well designed to help students to master the subjects both in terms of exams and their practical application at work."
Procurement Specialist, Pfizer UK
"Good pre-course work, excellent environment, very relevant and fun way to learn."
Director, First4Procurement Limited
"Clearly delivered course – the interactive exercises and mix of slides and videos. All of these diverse methods assisted the learning experience."
Commercial Services, DVLA
"... varied experience to contextualise the subject matter making the material engaging and relevant. The courses are genuinely fascinating and enjoyable, and I have loved every minute of them."
Sourcing Manager, CBRE Global Workplace Solutions

Previous Clients

  • BAE Systems
  • Boeing
  • Capita
  • Caterpillar
  • Close Brothers
  • Emirates Airlines
  • European Central Bank
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Lloyd's Banking Group
  • Maersk Oil
  • Novartis
  • Pan-American Energy
  • Qatar Gas
  • Saudi Hollandia Bank
  • Sidra Medicine
  • Skanska
  • Syngenta
  • Transport for London

Why Choose Kexxel's VILT Courses

NOT a Webinar!
Join our live, virtual courses enriched with a diverse range of interactive activities, such as action plans, group discussions, breakout sessions, exercises, case studies, and more.

Course Materials
An advantageous combination of presentation slides and downloadable workbooks are provided to participants prior to classes for a more holistic learning experience.

Pre-Course Questionnaires
Our instructors will understand the specific needs and requirements of each individual participant, by allowing attendees to review and highlight topics of importance prior to the course.

Private, In-house Sessions
Upon request for organizations seeking a more customised learning for their employees.

Secure Online Platform
Cisco Webex is the online training platform of choice for our VILT courses. Cisco Webex respects your data privacy, is highly secure by default, and has governance and transparency

Course Outline

Dynamic Category Management for a Game Changing Supply Chain Strategy

Procurement needs to take a longer-term holistic view of organisational spend. By adopting proven techniques from category management and strategic sourcing, procurement managers can turn tactical gains into sustained strategic value. Learn how to overcome obstacles and make category management work in your organisation. You will also take away a checklist for category planning and strategy development in your own organisation.

You will learn:

  • Why category management delivers so much more than procurement
  • A range of Adaptive vs. Disruptive category strategies
  • How to develop third and fourth generation deliverables
  • How to ’sell’ your category management vision internally

Module 1: The Importance of Category Management

  • How category management out-performs procurement
  • The key components of a successful category strategy
  • Global best practice processes for category management
  • Resourcing the category management team
  • Activity: Identify the critical success factors for category management

Module 2: Improving Your Category Strategy

  • Thinking beyond sourcing solutions
  • Implementing disruptive strategies to deliver breakthrough results
  • Applying adaptive strategies for incremental improvement
  • Developing third and fourth generation strategies
  • Case Study: Application of category strategies in a global corporate

Module 3: Selling and Implementing the Category Strategy

  • Building a coalition of support for change
  • Maintaining stakeholder buy-in
  • Developing the foundation for competitive leverage
  • Take-away: Checklist for category strategy development in your organisation



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Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)