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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.

A small and mighty team of forward-thinkers

CAPS Research team

Our team works hard to deliver the real world insights you depend on. These are the people who make it all happen.

Deborah K. Stanton
Executive Managing Director
480/752-2277

Responsible for executive leadership and operations of CAPS Research to ensure best in class benchmarking and research is delivered to our Corporate members. Provide a differentiated experience and a strong network for CPOs and their organizations through roundtables, workshops, critical issue forums, and customized work.


Thomas Choi, Ph.D.
Harold E. Fearon Chair of Purchasing Management and Executive Director
480/752-2277

Responsible for overall direction of major research projects. Holds a joint appointment as Professor of Supply Chain Management at W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.


Richard A. Boyle, Ph.D.
Director of Corporate Membership
480/752-6276, ext. 3050

Oversees membership benefits and recruitment; helps direct the operations of CAPS Research.


Geoff Zwemke
Director of Benchmarking
480/752-6276, ext. 3052

Directs the strategy and management of CAPS Research benchmarking practice with the goal of increasing the value and relevance of deliverables for CAPS Research member companies and all benchmarking participants. Responsible for all day-to-day benchmarking activities and overseeing a dream team of benchmarking colleagues. Leads the effort to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of all benchmarking activities. Responsible for key account relationship management, new product development and expanding custom benchmarking projects.


Genevieve Gil
Director of Marketing and Business Development
480/752-6276, ext. 3060

Drives public-facing marketing communication and lead generation efforts, with a focus on increasing member company value and providing enjoyable learning and networking opportunities.


Anna Choi
Project Coordinator, Meetings and Events
480/752-6276, ext. 3055

Organizes and tracks progress of research events and conferences. Exercises oversight of expenditures and contracts specific to CAPS Research events.


Miranda Metcalfe
Program Manager
480/752-6276, ext. 30324

Manages and coordinates research project activities including publication of research. Liaison between CAPS Research and related organizations.


Kristin Thies
Manager, Benchmarking Programs
480/752-6276, ext. 3037

Supervises benchmarking activities. Develops new benchmarking products. Key liaison between CAPS Research and benchmarking participants.


Miranda Kuhns
Manager, Benchmarking Programs
480/752-6276, ext. 3016

Organizes and tracks progress of benchmarking activities with a focus on survey development and programming. Prepares benchmarking reports and collaborates with companies on new and custom benchmarking products.


Jan Willoughby
Business Manager
480/752-6276, ext. 3115

Organizes and tracks progress of fund raising, budgets, and administrative issues.


Tammy A. Schwerman
IS/Web Development
480/752-6276, ext. 3054

Manages and/or supports the administration, development, maintenance, and content of CAPS Research web applications. Also maintains and supports internal software and related IS infrastructure.

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.

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

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
CB&I
Vice President, Supply Chain

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 North America, Inc.
Vice President, North American Purchasing

Julie Lambert

Julie Lambert
Phillips 66
General Manager and Chief Procurement Officer

Greg Munoz

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

Thomas A. Nash

Thomas A. Nash
American Red Cross
Head of Supply Management

Robert W. Noel

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

Carl Oberland

Carl F. Oberland
Siemens Industry, Inc.

Vice President, Supply Chain Management North America

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

Jacklyn Sturm

Jacklyn A. Sturm
Intel Corporation

Vice President, Technology and Manufacturing Group
General Manager Global Supply Management

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