Classifying the items that comprise your indirect spend into logical categories is a basic first step towards leveraging your data for cost savings. Knowing what types of materials you buy, how much of them, at which locations and from what suppliers can help you analyze, forecast and plan your spend. However, this can be a difficult task when the quality of the source data is poor, making it hard to discern what the item is and how it should be categorized.
DATAForge can help. As part of our Master Data Management service offerings, we can classify your indirect items to the UNSPSC.
Classifying MRO Items to Internal Purchasing Categories or Material Groups
In addition to the UNSPSC standard, DATAForge can also help you classify your indirect material items to internal purchasing categories and material groups. Companies often establish their own internal categories or groups of like items, only to find that over time or through acquisitions, the number of categories becomes overpopulated and diluted. DATAForge has the experience and resources to help you identify and bring visibility to your MRO items types.
How it Works
Simply contact us with the number of items you would like to have classified for a quote detailing pricing and lead time.
An example item submission before classification:
|Submitted Supplier or Manufacturer||Submitted Part or Item Number||Submitted Item Description|
|KRIZ-DAVIS CO ALLEN BRADLEY||700-HK36Z24||BLD RLY 5PIN 24VDC|
The same item, classified to the UNSPSC:
|Submitted Supplier or Manufacturer||Submitted Part or Item Number||Submitted Item Description||UNSPSC Segment/Segment Title||UNSPSC Family/Family Title||UNSPSC Class/Class Title||UNSPSC Commodity/Commodity Title|
|KRIZ-DAVIS CO ALLEN BRADLEY||700-HK36Z24||BLD RLY 5PIN 24VDC||39000000/ Electrical Systems and Lighting and Components and Accessories and Supplies||39120000/ Electrical Equipment and Components and Supplies||39122300/ Electrical Relays and Accessories||39122325/ General Purpose Relay|