The aim of Saab Group is to leverage the Group's consolidated purchasing power, create significant cost reductions and minimize the supplier base through Category Management. Saab has divided its purchased products and services into categories which are fundamental for a correct spend tool and enables an effective category management approach.
The categories cover both direct and indirect material. Each category has a Category Team managed by a Category Account Manager (CAM) and have team members, representing both sourcing and product development, from all business areas.
Category Management focus on the Saab Group buying pattern to enforce the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and provides common way of handling spend and managing suppliers.
Furthermore it encourages and drives harmonization and standardization of products and services.
As a supplier to Saab you will contribute to our success when you are innovative, agile, skillful and efficiently managed. Saab's customers are spread globally and so are you as a supplier.
Saab is continuously working to improve strategies within the areas of Supply Chain Management, Relationship Management, Organizational Alignment, Process Methods and Tools, Competence Development and Category Management.
Web page last updated 1 June 2012