Examples of the 4 Product Categories of Kraljic

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Retselisitsoe Tsolo
Manager, Lesotho

Examples of the 4 Product Categories of Kraljic

I don't manage to draw up a clear difference between the 4 categories of product. I am operating in the milling industry. We buy raw materials, packing materials, spares and stationery. Which is which? Thanks for your input...

  Walter Hugo Coronel
Business Consultant, Argentina
 

Examples of 4 Product Quadrants Kraljic

As examples vary from one industry to another and from one market to another, this is something that has to be done inside the company taking into account your strategic drivers.
Take for example one typical purchasing category: uniforms.
- For a company with 20 back office employees in a city with hundreds of options to buy a simple uniform this is a non critical category.
- In the same market for a company with 3000 employees, it's a leverage category.
- For a retail company, which sells “special branded uniforms” made by a supplier with a patented technology for this uniform fabrics, with a contract to sell only through this reseller (this means that if the reseller is successful they are both successful and vice versa), this is a strategic category.
- For a nuclear plant, uniform providers are scarce, maybe only one, which has no special interest in providing more or better, here you have a typical bottleneck category, where the supplier will provide you with what they sell, not with what you need or desire.

  Jose Blauw
Manager, Netherlands
 

Examples of Product Categories Kraljic

- If you can easily switch between several suppliers, bargain serious on price without large impacts to your processes: ...

  Koen Vandermarliere
Business Consultant, Belgium
 

Examples of 4 Kraljic Product Categories

Hi, it is impossible for me to explain how your categories should fit in the product categories without an analysis. Ba...

  Diego
Analyst, Argentina
 

Buying Non-Critical Kraljic Items

@Walter Hugo Coronel: How do we purchase non critical items? Further a catalogue or open contract, is there another way ...

  Koen Vandermarliere
Business Consultant, Belgium
 

How to Buy Non-Critical Kraljic Items

Hi Diego, Usually the strategy used for non critical items is to set up a frame agreement with very clear Service Level...

  Walter Hugo Coronel
Business Consultant, Argentina
 

Examples for Non-critical Categories

@Diego: Hi Diego! I strongly agree with Koen's ideas. Furthermore, keep in mind that your main goal with this category i...

 

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