Category management

Novozymes utilizes a standard toolkit for category management.

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It covers sourcing across all categories of expenditure within Novozymes.
 
This sourcing and supplier management toolkit consists of five steps:
 
1. Project initiation
2. Research & analysis
3. Opportunity development
4. Supplier selection
5. Implementation
 
We work with three main areas of purchasing: direct, indirect, and investment. Within each purchasing area we have defined categories. These categories are reflected in our purchasing organization with teams of skilled purchasers focusing on requirements, market conditions, quality standards and the global supplier base within each category.
 
We use categories to focus our competencies and to develop increasingly professional partnership with our suppliers. Our three areas are described below.
 
Direct purchasing
Agriculture
Chemicals
Electricity
Enzymes
Oil & gas
Others
Packaging
Water
 
Indirect purchasing
Catering services
Cleaning services
Components
IT & telephony accessories
Laboratory supplies
Logistics services
Office supplies
Professional services
Technical services
Travel
 
Investment purchasing
Facility
Operations
Service & support
Warehousing