Operational Excellence

Sustainable resource planning – five key steps for success

For many companies there is a large potential within resource planning, however, the area is rarely in focus of management and is often expected to function by itself. Successful and sustainable resource planning leads to advantages such as improved quality, higher customer satisfaction, increased productivity (about 10% according to Axholmen’s experience) and increased employee satisfaction, e.g. clarity of expectations of work tasks and time for professional training

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Category strategy – a fundament for sourcing to create value

The concept of category management in procurement is not new and has been developed and adopted by companies worldwide since the late 1980s, yet for various reasons a large percentage of companies fail to realise the full potential of category management. Developing a category strategy is one of the most important tools for companies to identify and deliver on their purchasing objectives.

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