The Mpower Blog

A Category Management Blog

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It was the middle of the pandemic, and everyone was trying to figure out how to deal with the impacts.  One of the biggest challenges was to determine whether the impacts we were all facing at work were  temporary and we could just wait them out or were they more long term in which case [...]
Author: Dalip Raheja
Posted: April 11, 2024, 9:11 pm
You are probably NOT going to like my answer – it depends!  Defining what it depends ON, is the key!  Regardless of your business or industry, every company is providing goods and/or services to a set of customers (these customers may be internal or external or both) through an operating model.  To be successful, your [...]
Author: Anne Kohler
Posted: April 4, 2024, 11:07 am
Surprise!!! In our soon-to-be-published “Talent Risk Snapshot 2024” report, Talent is once again a top concern. You would think that by now we would have figured out how to at least take a shot at tackling this, but apparently not. Here’s a quote from way back when to get the discussion started: “Failing to manage [...]
Author: Dalip Raheja
Posted: March 28, 2024, 5:41 pm
As Strategic Sourcing / Category Management / Supply Chain consultants we advise our clients in a variety of ways, some of which are how to operate (which operating model to deploy?), how to organize (org structure) and what types of resources to hire (skillset / competencies). As the organization matures and attempts to move toward Category [...]
Author: Anne Kohler
Posted: March 21, 2024, 11:52 am
I was looking through some client files  for some examples to send to a multi-billion dollar multi-national client who is looking to “future-proof” their competencies.  I came across this example from another client (ABC) that I ended up sending and thought it was worth discussing with all of you because it lays out a clear [...]
Author: Dalip Raheja
Posted: March 14, 2024, 7:15 pm