Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Category Management Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Category Management related project.
Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.
The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Category Management specific requirements:
STEP 1: Get your bearings
- The latest quick edition of the Category Management Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.
Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…
- Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation
Then find your goals...
STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track
Featuring 822 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Category Management improvements can be made.
Examples; 10 of the 822 standard requirements:
- When we establish a view of the suppliers preferences regarding us a customer / potential customer. Would we be seen as a desirable customer and therefore be in a more powerful position?
- From your observations, what have been some consequences (performance, confidence in ECR, competitive position) for companies that give insufficient emphasis to Category Management?
- When placing suppliers in the matrix, you should consider the positive aspects as well as the risks. For example, could the supplier help with service innovation/transformation?
- To change the nature of the relationship in the supply chain where should we go and what leverage opportunity could be applied?
- Do we talk to Sales and Marketing and find out what are customer needs, what are consumer needs and what are the roadblocks?
- What instore sales drivers do you need to focus on in order to take advantage of the evolution to shopper marketing?
- Wait for your Preferred Vendors to show you how you are performing or do you proactively manage your key vendors?
- What have been some of the results of firms that have an equal focus on demand side and supply side strategies?
- Please tell me the five most important facts or insights that I should know to plan our business together?
- Talk to Sales and Marketing; what are customer needs, what are consumer needs and what are the roadblocks?
Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:
- The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Category Management book in PDF containing 822 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...
Your Category Management self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:
- The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Category Management Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Category Management areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:
- Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
- Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Category Management Self-Assessment
- Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
- Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:
STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy
The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Category Management projects with the 62 implementation resources:
- 62 step-by-step Category Management Project Management Form Templates covering over 6000 Category Management project requirements and success criteria:
Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:
- Cost Management Plan: Is it possible to track all classes of Category Management project work (e.g. scheduled, un-scheduled, defect repair, etc.)?
- Quality Audit: How well do you think the organization engages with the outside community?
- Source Selection Criteria: What procedures are followed when a contractor requires access to classified information or a significant quantity of special material/information?
- Activity List: When do the individual activities need to start and finish?
- Stakeholder Management Plan: Is a payment system in place with proper reviews and approvals?
- Formal Acceptance: How does your team plan to obtain formal acceptance on your Category Management project?
- Project Management Plan: What happened during the process that you found interesting?
- Stakeholder Management Plan: Are the quality tools and methods identified in the Quality Plan appropriate to the Category Management project?
- Executing Process Group: Will a new application be developed using existing hardware, software, and networks?
- Activity Duration Estimates: How many different communications channels does a Category Management project team with six people have?
Step-by-step and complete Category Management Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.
1.0 Initiating Process Group:
- 1.1 Category Management project Charter
- 1.2 Stakeholder Register
- 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix
2.0 Planning Process Group:
- 2.1 Category Management project Management Plan
- 2.2 Scope Management Plan
- 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
- 2.4 Requirements Documentation
- 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
- 2.6 Category Management project Scope Statement
- 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
- 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
- 2.9 WBS Dictionary
- 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
- 2.11 Activity List
- 2.12 Activity Attributes
- 2.13 Milestone List
- 2.14 Network Diagram
- 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
- 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
- 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
- 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
- 2.19 Category Management project Schedule
- 2.20 Cost Management Plan
- 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
- 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
- 2.23 Cost Baseline
- 2.24 Quality Management Plan
- 2.25 Quality Metrics
- 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
- 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
- 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
- 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
- 2.30 Communications Management Plan
- 2.31 Risk Management Plan
- 2.32 Risk Register
- 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
- 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
- 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
- 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
- 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
- 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
- 2.39 Change Management Plan
3.0 Executing Process Group:
- 3.1 Team Member Status Report
- 3.2 Change Request
- 3.3 Change Log
- 3.4 Decision Log
- 3.5 Quality Audit
- 3.6 Team Directory
- 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
- 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
- 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
- 3.10 Issue Log
4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:
- 4.1 Category Management project Performance Report
- 4.2 Variance Analysis
- 4.3 Earned Value Status
- 4.4 Risk Audit
- 4.5 Contractor Status Report
- 4.6 Formal Acceptance
5.0 Closing Process Group:
- 5.1 Procurement Audit
- 5.2 Contract Close-Out
- 5.3 Category Management project or Phase Close-Out
- 5.4 Lessons Learned
With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Category Management project with this in-depth Category Management Toolkit.
In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:
- Diagnose Category Management projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
- Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
- Integrate recent advances in Category Management and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines
Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.
Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'
This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Category Management investments work better.
This Category Management All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.
Includes lifetime updates
Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.