- Highly Transactional
- Massive Catalog Offerings (1,00,000+ products offered)
- Suppliers utilizing different SKU systems
- Price Increases
- Matrix Pricing
- Manufacturer Direct Pricing
- Margin Creep
- End User Preferences
- Limited competition
The pricing architecture for the vast majority of products is not clearly disclosed to the customer and heavy premiums are often embedded into the pricing for non-catalog products. Additionally most Clients have a fragmented supplier base that includes dozens of suppliers, often with no agreement in place.
CenterPoint’s Comprehensive Approach to this category has been developed to address the category challenges. CenterPoint’s Services include: Outsourcing Solution, Supplier Base Consolidation, Comprehensive Optimization, Contract Management, Category Management and Comprehensive RFP Consulting and Management.