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Category Management & Strategic Sourcing

Newpoint provides consulting support to help clients in the development and implementation of world-class approaches to strategic sourcing and category management.

Our consultants are comfortable leading strategic sourcing and category management projects, or working alongside client staff in the development of pre-contractual sourcing strategies and post-contractual supplier performance management.

Newpoint consultants can provide support for the full range of world-class tasks and activities including:

  • Outsourced management of strategic and tactical categories of spend
  • Challenge sessions to define sourcing value propositions and to specify performance KPIs
  • Analysis and recommendation of internal demand management levers
  • Analysis of supply markets and supply chains, and pre-qualification of suppliers
  • Preparation of RFI, PPCA, Activity and Target Costing Analyses
  • Analysis and review of make-buy and strategic sourcing options
  • Specification of tactical contractual levers for market testing options
  • Development of bid documentation for market testing and the establishment of supplier evaluation and selection methodologies
  • Negotiation of contractual terms and conditions and drafting of contractual agreements
  • Post-contractual supplier performance management

Newpoint consultants have extensive experience in a multitude of categories of spend (from direct/production to indirect/non-production) and in process and project environments in both the public and private sectors.

Newpoint is also able to speed the development and implementation of world-class strategic sourcing and category management processes in organisations by the application of its unique QV® Strategic Sourcing Challenge Methodology in support of its consulting engagements.

To learn more about how Newpoint can assist your organisation please contact us.