Category Management Online Training

This extensive & thorough online training class will teach and embed world-class category management content, from spend analysis to process overview, involvement and role of stakeholders, market analysis (Porter 5 forces, SWOT), strategy development to implementation and continuous improvement. Use the many simulations to practice and further embed the learnings.


Why This Category Management Online Training?

No Fluff, No-NonSense, No-Academic Learning. Includes 3 Cutting-Edge, Practical Learning Tools & Methodologies:

1. Scenario Based-E-Learning

2. Real-Life Simulations

3. Micro-Learning

Ensuring You have a real-life experience & providing Effective Learning You can Use at Work.

But let's forget all the technical stuff for a moment and go back to the time you were in college:

Do you believe that listening to a professor would enable you to apply what you have learned?

Or watching basic power-point kind of videos, lecturing you?

Follow/Shadow the Category Management  Expert

Imagine now if you could shadow an expert, look how he/she is applying – in real-life scenarios with suppliers and stakeholders – best practices in a simple, structured way. Using a hands-on language. What do you think, wouldn’t that help you more?

That is how our Category Management Online Training E-Courses have been designed.

Very good balance between course content and additional knowledge and experience...  [I like] the practical examples - It was perfect for its purpose. All of it [e-learning] can be applied to my current job. 

Dimitar Stefanov Dimitrov - Service Delivery Manager - Telenor, Bulgaria

Feedback for Scenario Based E-Learning & CIPP/CIAPP Online Training & Certification

The full course [scenario-based e-learning & simulations are] very much relevant to my work. Will start planning and apply the game theory to get maximum gain to our organisation.

Jose Dias - Asst. Purchasing Officer - Dubai Golf

Feedback for Scenario Based E-Learning/CIPP/CIAPP Online Training & Certification

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Category Management Online Training Summary

  • Course - Spend Analysis
  • Course - Introduction to Category  Management
  • Course - Category Management – The Initiation Phase
  • Course - Category Analysis
  • Course - Category Strategy Development
  • Course - Category Strategy Implementation
  • Course - Continuous Improvement
  • Microlearning - Using Category Management Tools
  • Microlearning - Opportunity Analysis

  • Simulation - Spend Analysis
  • Simulation - Opportunity Scan
  • Simulation - STP
  • Simulation - SWOT
  • Simulation - Generating Strategic Options
  • Simulation - Business Requirements
  • Simulation - Implementation Planning
  • Simulation - Mastering Supply Market Competitiveness
  • Simulation - Determining Potential Sources of Leverage
  • Simulation - Contingency Planning
  • Simulation - Creating the Category Strategy
  • Simulation - Change Management
  • Simulation - Defining Specifications
  • 7.5 Hours of Online Learning - Equivalent to 28 Continuing Education Hours (CEH) which is 3.5 Days Class Training
  • 7 E-Courses/2 Micro-Learning/13 Simulations
  • 2 Months Unlimited Access
  • USD $697

How Does  It Work?

This program is completely online. Here are the steps:

  • Register & Pay 
  • We will Give Your Account Username & Password 
  • Login Anytime (24/7) & Start the Online Learning Program
  • Watch All Online Scenario Based E-Learning & Related Materials 
  • Complete Simulations

5 Cutting-Edge 21st Century Learning Tools & Methodologies:

Unlike other programs, we use the latest cutting-edge 21st century learning tools & methodologies at every stage of your learning process so that you:

First, Learn Concepts with:

  • Scenario Based E-Learning (20 to 30 minutes each course)

Second, Remember & Internalize that knowledge through:

  • Micro-Courses (5 minutes),
  • PDF Summaries for Reading (5 Minutes),
  • In-course Exercises (1 to 2 minutes) &

Finally apply what you learn in your day to day job and show improvements with:

  • Real-Life Simulations (10 minutes) 

All fully aligned with each other.

Some might not grasp the big distinction that Simulations make. Here's an attempt to 'bridge' the gap. In the words of our clients ...

[online simulations] were helpful because they gave a few examples so I could apply the situations to our world easily and gave great tips along the way on how to use the tools. Applying a real situation to the simulation examples was great in helping me learn to apply the information correctly and with the greatest impact ... The examples were great as well.  

Karen Lawton - Buyer - Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities, Canada

Feedback for Scenario Based E-Learning & CIPP/CIAPP Online Training & Certification

The full course [scenario-based e-learning & simulations are] very much relevant to my work. Will start planning and apply the game theory to get maximum gain to our organisation.

Jose Dias - Asst. Purchasing Officer - Dubai Golf

Feedback for Scenario Based E-Learning/CIPP/CIAPP Online Training & Certification

  • 7.5 Hours of Online Learning - Equivalent to 28 Continuing Education Hours (CEH) which is 3.5 Days Class Training
  • 7 E-Courses/2 Micro-Learning/13 Simulations
  • 2 Months Unlimited Access
  • USD $697

Watch Free Samples from Category Management Online Training Course

OR

Set Up a Live Demo by Clicking the Button Below & See First-Hand How You Can Shadow the Category Management Expert Built-in the Real-Life Scenario Based E-Learning!


Category Management Course Details:

Course 1 - Spend Analysis - 45 Minutes

  • How to collect and segment spend on suppliers.
  • Why and how to do a spend analysis.
  • The opportunity scan.

Course 2 - Introduction to Category Management - 45 Minutes

  • Definition of category management.
  • Difference between sourcing and category management.
  • Program governance and steering groups.
  • The five key principles of category management.

Course 3 - Category Management – The Initiation Phase - 45 Minutes

  • The Ten Steps of Category Management - securing the executive sponsor, scoping the category, defining the project charter, gaining first insight, securing quick wins etc.

Course 4 - Category Analysis - 45 Minutes

  • Internal data gathering & supply chain mapping,
  • Mastering supply market competitiveness (Porter 5 forces),
  • PEST analysis,  determining potential sources of leverage, etc.

Course 5 - Category Strategy Development - 45 Minutes

  • SWOT analysis & Generating ideas.
  • Creation of the category strategy.

Course 6 - Category Strategy Implementation - 45 Minutes

  • The change curve & Scoping update,
  • Detailed implementation plan, award criteria etc

Course 7 - Continuous Improvement - 45 Minutes

  • Role of the category manager.
  • Six Sigma and DMAIC.
  • The continuous improvement cycle: lessons learned, defining to start-up the process again.

Microlearning 1 - Using Category Management Tools - 5 Minutes

  • Reminds learners that the purpose of category management tools such as the Kraljic matrix are about developing insight rather than checking boxes.
  • Provides tips on presenting a category strategy. Task is to create a category strategy presentation.

Microlearning 2  - Opportunity Analysis - 5 Minutes

  • Reminds learners of the factors they should use to determine the best value improvement opportunities for category management projects.
  • Task is to prioritize (or re-prioritize) your category management projects.

Simulation 1 - Spend Analysis - 10 Minutes

Simulation 2 - Opportunity Scan - 10 Minutes

Simulation 3 - STP - 10 Minutes

Simulation 4 - SWOT - 10 Minutes

Simulation 5 - Generating Strategic Options - 10 Minutes

Simulation 6 - Business Requirements - 10 Minutes

Simulation 7 - Implementation Planning - 10 Minutes

Simulation 8 - Mastering Supply Market Competitiveness - 10 Minutes

Simulation 9 - Determining Potential Sources of Leverage - 10 Minutes

Simulation 10 - Contingency Planning - 10 Minutes

Simulation 11 - Creating the Category Strategy - 10 Minutes

Simulation 12 - Change Management - 10 Minutes

Simulation 13 - Defining Specifications - 10 Minutes

  • 7.5 Hours of Online Learning - Equivalent to 28 Continuing Education Hours (CEH) which is 3.5 Days Class Training
  • 7 E-Courses/2 Micro-Learning/13 Simulations
  • 2 Months Unlimited Access
  • USD $697

Watch Free Samples from Category Management Online Training

Set Up a Live Demo by Clicking the Button Below & See First-Hand How You Can Shadow the Expert Built-in the Real-Life Scenario Based E-Learning!

Who is This Program For?

The Category Management Online Training is for those looking to move to a category management approach in their organizations.

This is especially for ...

  • Buyers, Procurement Executives, Category Managers & other personnel looking at category management
  • CPOs, Procurement Leaders & other Key Personnel, who lead & manage their teams in strategic sourcing & category management initiatives.

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