Category excellence - the critical success factor

We support companies with purchasing optimization and product range management – for new growth impulses, higher margins and lasting competitiveness.

Category excellence is not only our passion, category excellence is one of the most important success factors for retail, distribution and e-commerce providers. Our specialization ensures effective and sustainable improvements in results.

Category excellence - the critical success factor

We support companies with purchasing optimization and product range management – for new growth impulses, higher margins and lasting competitiveness.

Category excellence is not only our passion, category excellence is one of the most important success factors for retail, distribution and e-commerce providers. Our specialization ensures effective and sustainable improvements in results.

Well-dosed consulting services

We are not interested in many consultant days – We orient our consulting services to the specific and individual needs of our clients.

Sometimes 1-3 workshops are enough to provide new impetus from outside or to identify potential results. Our proven value sprints with a standardized procedure of 3-4 weeks are always in demand when results measures need to be implemented quickly and effectively.

For product range and growth strategies, transformation, reorganization and many other topics, we recommend project planning lasting several weeks. But here too, our principle remains the same: As few consultant days as possible, because we want quick results, help for self-help and sustainable change.

Our consulting services

The components of Category Excellence

Category management works like a team sport – first the sub-areas have to be mastered and coordinated at the highest level, then it’s all about effective implementation.

We offer consulting and training for all specialized areas of modern category management. We also pay attention to the right interaction in terms of skills, resources, structures and processes.

Purchasing advice

Assortment suppliers purchase approx. 60-70% of their added value.

We realize existing purchasing synergies, optimize your supplier portfolio and stabilize your procurement processes.

Professional purchasing training is a matter of course for us.

Assortment management

The range is the star.

With a superior category strategy, we help you to lay the foundation for new growth impulses, genuine customer enthusiasm and sustainable competitive advantages.

Our tried-and-tested category reviews save you a lot of time and money.

Margin management

Margin optimization – extremely complex, but extremely effective.

Only a few understand the real interdependencies between purchasing, pricing, product mix and inventory management. We specialize in this and have developed appropriate margin tools.

Use our proven Value Sprint for important quick wins.

Inventory management

The effects of professional inventory management on earnings are still underestimated.

It’s about more than just availability and working capital – for us, inventory management is an integral part of our product range strategy.

This is the only way to effectively support growth impulses and realize margin potential.