Project: Effective category management enabled by digital category plans

The challenge

The procurement team wanted to demonstrate and deliver the value of category management to the business given that the team had poor visibility on spend by category and status of activities. Category plans were in place; however, these were static and complex documents developed and looked at irregularly.

The solution

Simplification of traditional category plan documents into clear and quantitative milestones by using digital dashboards to visualise key indicators and insights. Identification and standardisation of data sources by category was also undertaken.


“Aquiliti’s expertise has enabled us to deliver accurate and timely category dashboard reporting to the Executive which allows them to understand at a glance the major activities and spend profiles within each of our fifteen categories. Category Managers also appreciate the improved visibility they now have over their categories.”


Rodney Lambert, Manager Procurement | Infrastructure Services, NSW Rural Fire Services.


Organisational Benefits

  • Promoted greater collaboration and learning amongst the Category Managers

  • Improved data quality across the categories data sources

  • Increased capacity of team to focus on strategic procurement activities

  • Enhanced the visibility of the business’ successes and risks to the management team