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About CAPS Research

Charting the course for strategic supply management

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CAPS Research was started more than 30 years ago by Institute for Supply Management® and the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University to drive the advancement of supply management. CAPS, or the Center for Advanced Procurement Strategy, is your best source of thought-provoking academic research, relevant and actionable benchmarks, and peer-to-peer networking events – completely sales-free opportunities for professional and enterprise-wide growth.

At our core, the CAPS team is hardworking, has rich experience and great ideas, and is passionate about delivering high-quality supply management research, metrics, and events. We love challenges and look forward to the next 30 years of inspiring and informing supply management professionals from around the globe.

Not for profit. For possibility.

Executive Advisory Board

The Executive Advisory Board plays a crucial role in establishing standards for the nature and quality of information CAPS put out into the world, in understanding the role that the CPO plays in supply management, and in advancing the role that supply management and procurement serve in their organizations’ overall prosperity.

Delores Alexander

Delores Alexander
The Boeing Company
Vice President, Indirect Supply Chain

Kevin Alexander

Kevin Alexander
Toyota Industries North America
Chief Procurement Officer

Stewart Atkinson

Stewart Atkinson
Procter & Gamble Company
Chief Purchasing Officer, Product Supply

T. Ryder Booth

T. Ryder Booth
Chevron Corporation
Chief Procurement Officer

Christine Breves, C.P.M.

Christine Breves, C.P.M.
U.S. Steel
Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer

Daniel Carrell

Daniel Carrell, Vice-Chair
IBM
Vice President, Global Procurement

Thomas Choi, Ph.D.

Thomas Choi, Ph.D.
CAPS Research
Harold E. Fearon Chair of Purchasing Management and Executive Director

Thomas Derry

Thomas W. Derry
Institute for Supply Management®(ISM®)

Chief Executive Officer

Harold Fearon

Harold E. Fearon, Ph.D., C.P.M.
CAPS Research

Director Emeritus

James L. Ferrell, Jr.

James L. Ferrell, Jr.
Plains All American Pipeline
Vice President, Supply Chain Management

Bryan Fuller

Bryan Fuller
Mastercard Worldwide
Executive Vice President, Supply Chain Corporate Services

Mohan Gopalakrishnan, Ph.D.

Mohan Gopalakrishnan, Ph.D.
Arizona State University
W. P. Carey School of Business
Chair, Supply Chain Management

Lisa Haley

Lisa Haley
Saulsbury Industries
VP Chief Supply Chain Officer

David Hammerle

David A. Hammerle, Chair
Bechtel Corporation

Principal Vice President, Corporate Manager
of Procurement & Contracts

Amy Hillman

Amy Hillman, Ph.D.
Arizona State University

W. P. Carey School of Business
Dean

Robert J. Kenney, Jr.

Robert J. Kenney, Jr.
Teradyne, Inc.
Corporate Vice President, Global Supply

Tom Lake

Tom Lake
Honda of America Mfg., Inc.
Sr. Vice President – North American Purchasing

Julie Lambert

Julie Lambert
Phillips 66
General Manager and Chief Procurement Officer

Albert Matias

Albert Matias
Hitachi America
VP, CPO for the Americas

Greg Munoz

Greg Munoz
Sonoco Products Company
VP, Global Supply Management & Logistics

Thomas A. Nash

Thomas A. Nash
American Red Cross
Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer of Supply Management

Robert W. Noel

Robert W. Noel
ExxonMobil Global Services Company
Vice President, Procurement

Colleen Soukup

Colleen Soukup
General Mills, Inc.
Vice President, Worldwide Sourcing

Susan Spence

Susan Spence
FedEx Services
Vice President, Sourcing and Procurement

Deb Stanton

Deborah K. Stanton
CAPS Research

Executive Managing Director

Russell Toney

Russell Toney
Dover Corporation
Senior Vice President Global Sourcing

More than 25 years of shaping the profession

  • Over 300 large, global firms as corporate members
  • Nearly 100 in-depth research publications on strategic topics
  • Hundreds of benchmarking reports on over 20 industries and topics
  • Global research events across the U.S., Europe, and Asia
  • Partnerships with 30 leading universities