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Category Management

This three-day, elective course will teach you how category management is used to make better acquisition decisions and leverage unified buying power. This course will go over category management and how it creates efficiencies in ordering, processing, sustainment, and closeout of products and services in the acquisition lifecycle. You will learn how to perform strategic sourcing as a key component of the category management framework. At the conclusion of this course, you will have a wholistic view of agency spending, greater spending habits of the government, and how to leverage that information to make better business decisions.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify core areas of spend in an agency
  • Develop informed levels of purchase knowledge
  • Leverage shared best practices across agencies
  • Provide acquisition, supply, and demand management solutions
  • Strategically source across Federal agencies in communities of practice
  • Establish procedures to recognize total cost savings, value, and socioeconomic participation
  • Collaborate with industry to develop optimal solutions

Pre-Requisites

None

Course ID

CAT MAN-EL

Length

3 Days

CLPs

24

Testimonials

“It was most beneficial learning real stories of experiences as scenarios to help see issues and how they were resolved.” – 2020 participant

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