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We are often asked how we help our clients get to Category Management and we have decided to share the recipe. Over the next three webinars we will be sharing our secret sauce and the Top 10 Big Ideas that we deploy on behalf of our clients. While we won’t have time to go deep [...]

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Author: TMG Admin
Posted: February 16, 2018, 8:38 pm

Since this is the start of Presidents’ Day  weekend (in the US), we thought we would delay our really serious blog post that we had planned.  We hope you have a safe holiday weekend with friends and loved ones.  

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Author: TMG Admin
Posted: February 15, 2018, 4:06 pm

Shop your closetI’m sure you’re thinking, what does shopping or your closet have to do with Category Management?  Everything!!  It’s that time of year when you are hiding from the mounds of snow piling up outside your front door (we are expecting another 10 inches in Chicago in the next 24 hours – YIKES!!) and you need [...]

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Author: Anne Kohler
Posted: February 8, 2018, 4:49 pm

Content vs. ContextIf you have been to any of our webinars, presentations, PERT workshops or training, you must have gotten tired of hearing us go on and on about Content vs. Context or how Context ALWAYS trumps Content.  While you may or may not be fans of the New England Patriots, allow me to make that argument [...]

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Author: Dalip Raheja
Posted: February 1, 2018, 7:42 pm

PERTWhat do these have in common?  Sourcing is viewed as “Cost Cutters” Little to NO Executive support Complex cultural dynamics No governance in place Political maneuvering Inertia favors status quo Hesitant to give up perceived power BU metrics different from Procurement Narrowly focused decision making Process changes Organizational changes Changing attitudes about suppliers These are [...]

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Author: Anne Kohler
Posted: January 25, 2018, 7:03 pm