Spend Matters Almanac: Category Management

Consulting services centered on the discipline of category management (formal tailored cross-functional management of spend/supply categories), focused primarily on strategic sourcing, but also expanding into broader domains. Consultants provide expertise in category management transformation and/or domain expertise/intelligence in specific spend categories.

4C Associates
66 Hammersmith Road | London, International | W14 8UD United Kingdom
petra.urhofer@4cassociates.com
07857150594
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4C Associates is a dynamic, fast-growing and diverse procurement consultancy. Our international presence, combined with our fresh approach and deep expertise in providing tailored solutions enables our clients to meet their strategic goals, ranging from rapid profit improvement to long term business transformation. We have over 15 years’ of experience working across multiple industries and geographies with clients ranging from

Accenture
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161 N Clark | Chicago, 60601 | 60601 United States
alexis.c.perez@accenture.com
3126937408
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Accenture Strategy operates at the intersection of business and technology. We bring together our capabilities in business, technology, operations and function strategy to help our clients envision and execute industry specific strategies that support enterprise wide transformation. Our focus on issues related to digital disruption, competitiveness, global operating models, talent and leadership help drive both efficiencies and growth. For more

Ayming
4 More London Riverside | London, London | SE12AU United Kingdom
contactuk@ayming.com
+44 20 30 58 58 00
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Ayming is the leading international consultancy firm specialized in unlocking human, financial and operational value for our clients. We advise the C-Suite across all industries and geographies on their critical issues and opportunities, supported by three major pillars: Operational Excellence, Employee Commitment and Innovation Management. After more than 30 years, we are still just as passionate about achieving better results

Capita Procurement Solutions
30 Berners Street | London, International | W1T 3LR United Kingdom
procure@capita.co.uk
033 0024 9322
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Capita Procurement Solutions are trusted by UK and global organisations to support and transform their procurement functions. We design and deliver innovative, flexible procurement solutions that help our clients manage and improve their supply chain. As the procurement business in Capita, we transform procurement, drive efficiencies and realise cashable savings from third party spend through our range of flexible procurement

Chainalytics
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2500 Cumberland Parkway, Suite 550 | Atlanta, GA | 30339 United States
info@chainalytics.com
(770) 433-1566
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Chainalytics accelerates fact-based transformation for supply chain leaders around the globe, including 18 of Gartner’s Top 25 supply chains. Chainalytics brings unparalleled passion to its core purpose: To help leaders realize maximum value from their supply chains. Our combination of top supply chain talent, proven methodologies, and proprietary market intelligence delivers actionable insight and measurable outcomes. With locations across Europe,

Efficio
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12 E 49th Street, 11th Floor | New York, NY | 10017 United States
info@efficioconsulting.com
+1 646 859 1535
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Efficio is the world’s largest procurement consultancy, operating across ten offices in Europe, North America and the Middle East. We help organisations reduce costs, improve internal processes and upskill their procurement teams so that they can realise cost savings faster. We aim to ensure savings are measurable and sustainable – delivering greater value for your business over the longer term.

Fine Tune
1811 W. North Avenue | Chicago, IL | 60622 United States
contact@finetuneus.com
773-342-8863
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Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Fine Tune partners with companies to source, negotiate, manage and audit certain ‘nuisance expense’ programs. Led by executive-level industry insiders, Fine Tune has also developed proprietary auditing software which monitors client invoices to ensure adherence with the implemented agreements. Several of the world’s most recognizable brands have chosen Fine Tune, including Cargill, Pep Boys, Siemens, Advance

FULLSTEP
1332 N Halsted St. - Suite 302 | Chicago, Illinois | 60642 United States
olivier.maurandy@fullstep.com
+1-312-202-6510
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The FULLSTEP Suite covers all stages of the spend cycle, complementing your ERP systems, helping you optimize spend every step of the way: requisition approval workflow, online negotiation, contract repository, purchase order management, supplier compliance and performance management, invoices... Its modular structure allows us to tailor a solution that will bring the most value and sense to your organization. Fullstep

Future Purchasing
3000 Cathedral Hill | Guildford, Surrey | GU2 7YB United Kingdom
enquiries@futurepurchasing.com
+44 (0)1483 243520
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Insight Sourcing Group
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5555 Triangle Parkway, Suite 300 | Atlanta, GA | 30092 United States
info@insightsourcing.com
770-628-0030
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Insight Sourcing Group helps clients improve earnings by reducing procurement-related costs. Working with senior executives, purchasing teams, and other stakeholders, ISG drives savings by providing strategic sourcing expertise, implementing procurement best practices, increasing spend visibility, and developing indirect spend consortia. Founded in 2002, ISG is the leading procurement and sourcing strategy firm in North America. The company's leadership includes Fortune

LogicSource
20 Marshall Street, Suite 210 | Norwalk, Connecticut | 06854 United States
sales@logicsource.com
2034099770
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An innovative leader in sourcing and procurement services, LogicSource was purpose-built to drive profit improvement for their clients through better buying. LogicSource focuses exclusively on the sourcing and procurement of goods-not-for-resale, also known as indirect procurement, which typically represents 20% of client revenue and the area of greatest spending inefficiency. This includes complex not-for-resale categories like Marketing, Packaging, Store Development,

McKinsey
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55 East 52nd St. | New York, NY | 10022 United States
+1 212.446.7000
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NPI
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271 17th Street NW, Suite 550 | Atlanta, GA | 271 17th Street NW, Suite 550 United States
kaddington@npifinancial.com
404-591-7500
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What We Do at NPI NPI is an IT sourcing consulting company that helps enterprises identify and eliminate overspending on IT and Telecom purchases, accelerate purchasing cycles and align internal buying teams. We deliver transaction-level price benchmark analysis, license and service optimization advice, and vendor specific negotiation intel that enables IT and Telecom buying teams to drive measurable savings. NPI

Procura Consulting
375 Park Avenue | New York, New York | 10152 United Kingdom
info@procuraconsulting.com
02126346855
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Procura Consulting is a rapidly growing firm specialising in procurement cost reduction. We work with clients across a diverse range of markets to help them improve operational performance and increase profitability through procurement excellence. Procura helps medium and large sized organisations across the public and private sectors achieve significant cost savings through better procurement. Our consultants use the latest approaches

Proxima
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311 S. Wacker Drive Suite 880 | Chicago, IL | 60606 United States
info@proximagroup.com
+1 (312) 281 2911
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At Proxima, we help our clients spend their money wisely, and well… For the average business, supplier expenditure represents in the region of 70% of revenues. More so than ever shareholders trust that this moneys well spent. Today suppliers are the biggest cost line, the greatest source of innovation and productivity, and the most likely source of risk. For over

Sourcing Advisors Group
101 Jordan Pl | Lafayette, CA | 94549 United States
serge.milman@SourcingAdvisorsGroup.com
4152603403
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Enterprise Strategic Sourcing with guaranteed 15%-20% savings.

SpendWorx
199 W. Hillcrest Drive, Suite 100 | Thousand Oaks, California | 91360 United States
info@spendworx.com
(800) 666-8138
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SpendWorx LLC is a provider of spend analytics solutions and procurement consulting services. The company’s flagship product SpendWorx is a self-service web hosted solution that delivers powerful capabilities in spend visibility, category analysis, contract reporting, vendor performance management, price benchmarking, supply market intelligence and more. Accessible using any PC or mobile device web browser, SpendWorx is available in customized tiers

Tenzing
Waterfront Corporate Park II, Suite 302, 2100 Georgetowne Drive | Sewickley, PA | 15143 United States
info@tenzingconsulting.com
877-980-5300

Trax
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14500 N.Northsight Blvd - Suite 113 | Scottsdale, AZ | 85260 United States
stephanie.benzinger@traxtech.com
1-800-755-0110
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Trax is a global leader in Transportation Spend Management solutions. Combining industry leading cloud based applications with expert services, we are transforming traditional freight and parcel audit to help customers better manage and control their global transportation costs and drive enterprise wide efficiency. With a global footprint spanning North America, Latin America, Asia and Europe, we deliver data based visibility