Category Management

Drive Greater Value and Results

Enterprises today are plagued by inadequate supplier performance and growing supply chain risks. Poor compliance and shifting business requirements chip away at cost savings, often leaving CPOs in the unenviable position of having to justify their procurement teams’ strategic contributions to the overall business.

But while these factors greatly amplify the need for effective cost control measures, the C-suite is increasingly focused on the bigger picture — driving innovation and continuous improvement through procurement transformation.

Supporting You Strategically

GEP is adept at implementing savings-oriented, category-specific strategic sourcing roadmaps for ongoing category management. Designed to accommodate diverse corporate settings and goals, our innovative strategic sourcing levers can help your organization realize greater cost savings and process improvements. 


Creating Opportunities Through Innovation

We use technology, techniques and tools that go far beyond unit price reduction to address deeper, often untapped opportunities for savings. Our delivery approach is flexible at its core. We harness the power of our unified solution to configure programs that suit your specific goals, ranging from multi-year programs to achieve specific savings targets, to short-term, category-specific engagements to bolster in-house expertise. 

Rich Expertise, Abundant Experts 

We manage over $74 billion in annual spend across all indirect and most direct categories, including MRO, CAPEX, IT & telecom, packaging, energy, logistics & transportation, professional services, and direct materials. We have more than 200 category experts on staff, dedicated market intelligence and analytics teams, a repository of best-practice methodologies and a rapidly increasing global database of more than 35 million suppliers.


Strong Credentials Drive Solid Results

Our category managers are commodities and materials specialists, highly focused on the particular requirements and realities of distinct markets. A proprietary mix of outstanding analytical and sourcing tools, talent and supporting infrastructure are situated in regional offices and operations centers across the globe — so we hit the ground running to deliver value from day one. 


Create value, drive innovation through sourcing and category management with GEP.

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