Category Sourcing Strategy Plans (CSSP)

Portfolio teams developed CSSPs for commodities that represent 80% of total spend. The CSSP process is used to analyze category spend, extent of competition and supplier diversity within the supply base, market trends, future business needs, and result in the development of best-value sourcing strategies. CSSPs are updated each year and reviewed by SM managers to promote competition, improve project planning, and optimize the supplier base.