The concept of “category management,” which originated in the retail industry, has now found a firm footing in the world of Procurement. There are several variations in the definition of category management, and oftentimes one gets buried in terminologies.

With the aim of decoding this concept in practical terms, Beroe spoke to Erik Stavrand, a category management expert with nearly three decades of experience, to gain insights into the kind of impact category management can create in an organization.

Erik is the co-author of The Global Procurement Leader’s Handbook and will be releasing his next book, The Global Category Manager’s Handbook, in early 2022.

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