Kraljic Model for Similar Product Comparison

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MW20200909
Manager, Japan

Kraljic Model for Similar Product Comparison

🔥NEW Is the Kraljic model useful for the same kind of product such as server A, B and C?
I think the Kraljic model is NOT useful for this kind of detailed analysis but one of my colleagues is persistent to do so...

  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
 

Is the Kraljic Model Helpful for Buying the Same Products?

I think you are both right. It depends on the circumstances. Perhaps it is a linguistic misunderstanding.
Take your example of server A, B, or C.
We might assume that they all belong to the "Strategic Items" category. Because if they brake or fail it may take a long time to have it repaired, or buy a new one, install all the software and restore all data. The consequences can be very serious if it is a server for a production environment or perhaps a critical web server in an e-Commerce company.
But if two servers A and B are critical items as described above, but the third server C that has to be acquired is to be used for a relatively not-critical, standard application and there are many alternatives should it fail, then the purchase of that server would be in another Kraljic category than the other 2.

  Koen Vandermarliere
Business Consultant, Belgium
 

Is the Kraljic Model Helpful for Buying the Same Products?

I agree with Jaap. As long as the purpose of the server is identical, servers of the same type will be in the same categ...

  MW20200909
Manager, Japan
 

Thanks for your Comment

@Jaap de Jonge and @Koen Vandermarliere: Thanks for your comments. Let me explain more about my circumstances. I work f...

  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
 

Purchasing Strategy for Strategic Products

@MW20200909: Agreed. If as you say the servers are all critical, then indeed it would be unwise to put a lot of effort i...

  Koen Vandermarliere
Business Consultant, Belgium
 

Kraljic in ICT Market?

I can imagine that all servers are strategic, however, I would imagine that your company offers different service levels...

  Antoinette
Business Consultant, Netherlands
 

Kraljic in ICT Market

I agree with Koen Vandermarliere, I would advise to use the 5 forces of Porter in this case. It's a more in depth analys...

  MW20200909
Manager, Japan
 

Sorry for Late Reply

@Jaap de Jonge: I agree with your comment. Combining for volume discount is not scope of Kraljic matrix. It is based on ...

 

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