Solution | ACM - adaptive category management
Rigid and inflexible Commodity Groups are very Disadvantageous in today's dynamic Procurement Markets. With ACM - Adaptive Category Management, Categories are automatically formed by an Algorithm and adaptively adjust to the Company. Items are automatically assigned to the right Category. Automated Category Management which is dynamic - and adapts to the actual Situation of the Company.
Traditional Category Management is difficult to implement, cause today's Markets and Companies are highly dynamic. Whether E-CLASS, UNSPSC or own Categories ... rigid Structures are inflexible. Let's assume, that there is "perfect Order" in your ERP system. How long does it take, before this Order turns into Disorder, when hundreds of People manually assign Items to a Category? You know the Answer. But Category Management is strategically important for Companies! A Dilemma. ACM - Adaptive Category Management is the Solution.
Category Management is the Basis for targeted Measures in Procurement. Commodities are characterized by the Fact, that the Requirements in the Portfolios can be procured from similarly aligned Suppliers. ACM - Adaptive Category Management fundamentally changes Material Group Management. With integrated Machine Learning, ACM - Adaptive Category Management offers highly interesting Advantages:
Wouldn't it be wonderful, if items knew independently, to which Category they belonged? If no rigid Structures had to be filled, but the Product Groups formed independently - depending on the View of the Items. A Procurement Department (Market view) has different Criteria for the Grouping of Items than a Management. A Product Development Department, on the other Hand, looks at Items from a technical Point of View. But how do you move from traditional Category Management to adaptive Category Management? We recommend a 4-Phase Model:
Of course, the characteristics of Category Management vary from Company to Company. Accordingly, a different Processmodel must be selected. Adaptive Material Group Management is impressive in any case. Talk to us - we will kindly answer your Questions.