Understand category needs and trends
Create a category plan and roadmap
Increase category management expertise
Category management aligns procurement with the strategic vision and objectives of the organization. Companies that have a category management-driven approach to procurement achieve new levels of stakeholder engagement, increase spend under management, and enable more long-term growth for the function.
We guide clients through their category management journeys, arming them with the expertise, tools, and processes needed to build a sustainable category management structure that fits both the maturity stage and the specific needs of their function.
Our collaborations provide tailored approaches to support the ongoing growth and development of each spend area.
Our global category experts are positioned to develop category programs that best fit your organization.
Our partnerships are built to enhance internal capabilities to enable ongoing growth.
Our approach considers the end-to-end procurement ecosystem and is customized to fit each client’s footprint.
WNS Denali’s category management offerings provide expertise where it’s needed, from deep category experience to market insights to best-in-class methodology and process. Each approach is tailored to the client’s unique needs and intended to upskill the organization for continued growth.
Lynn Rideout leads Category Management Enablement at WNS Denali. She works across clients and industries to build and strengthen strategic Procurement capabilities, and to empower Procurement professionals to maximize their business impact. She leads a team of category leaders, coaches, trainers and market intelligence experts that have a passion for procurement and love to share it with client organizations. Lynn has held leadership positions at various Procurement technology, Consulting, and Services firms throughout her career and is on a life-long mission to elevate the role of Procurement in every organization she touches. She has a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and is a certified coach and instructor.
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One of the most common misunderstandings about procurement is that it’s all processes, figures, and pre-mapped workflows with little room for creativity. I’ve frequently battled this perception myself, having been a marketing procurement practitioner for the last decade.
This episode is the second in a two-part series considering Category Management: what we can do not only to implement Category Management but also do so in a way that is sustainable over the long term.
Today, uncertainty has taken a firm grasp in the ocean freight industry. Since the pandemic, the ocean freight market has seen unprecedented port congestion, driver and container shortages in addition to large increases in freight rates in excess of 300% to 400%.
This episode is the first in a two-part series considering Category Management: what we can do not only to implement Category Management but also do so in a way that is sustainable over the long term.
At September’s Digital Procurement World conference in Amsterdam, WNS Denali Business Unit Head Alpar Kamber spoke with WNS’s Denali’s Julie Brignac and Herbert Fonseca of Novartis about the role of AI and Automation as a key catalyst for transformation of the procurement ecosystem. The following conversation with Alpar expands upon this discussion, speaking to considerations and best practices around procurement’s digital transformation.
Discover 'the science of possible' within your procurement operating
model as we help you solve real problems in practical ways
Transition from being a tactical operator to a strategic advisor to achieve
new levels of stakeholder satisfaction and increase spend under management
Streamline and operationalize your buy-side contracting process to
manage risks, improve cross-functional collaboration, and reduce cycle times
Optimize your technology roadmap to accelerate your digital
transformation and realize the benefits sooner
Ensure your category strategies and contracted savings are realized at the point of purchase
Generate value on your organization’s bottom line through sustainable cost savings and build a rich pipeline of future cost improvement opportunities
Monitor and manage your supplier relationships to reduce risks, improve performance, and promote supplier-enabled innovation. Contact us to know more. Contact us to know performance.
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