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Category Management

Course ID

CAT MAN-EL

Continuous Learning Points (CLPs)

24

Course Length

3 Days

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Description

This three-day, elective course defines category management as an approach the Federal Government is applying to make better acquisition decisions and leverage unified buying power by acting more like a single organization. Category management as a practice, creates efficiencies in ordering, processing, sustainment, and closeout of products and services in the lifecycle of acquisition needs for the government. Strategic Sourcing is a key component of the category management framework. This activity is the business process analysis that gives a wholistic view into not only the agency spending, but also to the greater spending habits of the government, and leveraging that information to help participants make better business decisions.

Learning Objectives

• Identify core areas of spend in the agency
• Collectively develop informed levels of purchase knowledge
• Leverage shared best practices across agencies
• Provide acquisition, supply, and demand management solutions
• Strategically source across Federal agencies in communities of practice
• Establish procedures to recognize total cost savings, value, and socioeconomic participation
• Collaborate with industry to develop optimal solutions

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