Procurement categories are groups of related commodities or services that share demand and supply factors and suppliers. The categories differ depending on the size and kind of organization and the supply market.
Broadly speaking, a category is a group of related goods or services based on broadly similar characteristics, such as packaging category and energy category.
Procurement categories have the potential to enhance procurement procedures and boost business efficiency. Procurement categories can help achieve the following:
An enterprise can reach an arrangement with one or a small number of vendors to fulfill its needs. This strategy can result in considerable savings and increased procurement efficiency.
The procurement categories need to be broad enough to allow for competition in the market. Around ten broad categories should be enough to cover a large portion of your organization's spending. Where there is a requirement for additional differentiation, a variety of products or services may include subcategories, as follows:
A set of commodities or services that share demand and supply factors and sources
A reasonable subgrouping of market/services/goods features within a category
Procurement categories with similar descriptions can further be divided into sub-categories based on unique characteristics of the materials.