Global raw material shortages and price escalations since 2020 are reasons why all organizations need to have a commodity - category plan.
When purchasing high volume spend items or services, many best-in-class-companies develop category/commodity management plans which offer a short and long term strategy for controlling costs and mitigating risks.
A plan will identify applicable suppliers and include a supply market analysis using industry frameworks such as Porter’s Five Forces. It will examine an item/service’s cost structures, price drivers and supply and demand. It will also determine the risks that might impact an item/service’s cost, availability and quality and offer solutions for monitoring and managing them.
This Guide and additional resources in CANVAS feature information resources required for developing such a plan:
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