Catalogue Management


This concept describes the basic principles of catalogue management and its uses. It reviews the components of catalogue management and examines strategic implications and benefits of good practice.

Technique Overview

Catalogue Management

Catalogue Management Definition

Catalogue management “is the process of suppliers enabling electronic product content to be made available to buying organisations in order for them to procure goods electronically” and where the product content can be hosted by either the supplier or the buyer (Best Practice Guide, 2004: 5).

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  • Baily, P., Farmer, D., Jessop, D. and Jones, D. (2005) Purchasing Principlies and Management (9th ed.), Pearson Education, Essex, UK.
  • Best Practice Guide (2002), Building the Business Case for e-Procurement/ROI (CIPS e-Business Collection).
  • Best Practice Guide (2004), Content and Catalogue Management: The Key to Effective Supplier Enablement (CIPS e-Business Collection).
  • Best Practice Guide (2006) Selecting an e-Procurement Solution, BuyIT, BuyIT Best Practice Network.

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