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CAPS, or the Center for Advanced Procurement Strategy, is the leading B2B nonprofit research center serving supply management leaders at Fortune 600 and Global 1000 member companies.

We were established in 1986 as a partnership between our strategic industry partners at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and Institute for Supply Management. Today, CAPS is your best source of thought-provoking and trustworthy primary research, relevant and actionable benchmarks, and peer-to-peer networking events – completely sales-free opportunities for professional and enterprise-wide growth.

We are a 14-person team working hard to deliver value to your supply management organization and help you meet your business goals. We love a challenge, so reach out!

Our mission is to inspire and empower you

CAPS Research inspires leaders with profound discovery and executable strategies to shape the future of supply management. Research reveals the destination, benchmarking charts the course, and networking creates the path to transformation.

Value-driven offerings distinguish our membership

CAPS stands out from other professional organizations, consultancies, and services thanks to our: 

  • Disciplined, trustworthy research: Notable academics collaborating with practitioners to develop leading-edge, executable research reports
  • Commitment to be sales-free: A consultant-free, bias-free forum for leaders to explore, with no hidden agendas. 
  • Practitioner-focus: All membership benefits are designed to be put to use now by everyone in your supply management organization
  • Cross-industry application: Your industry’s best practices as well as strategies from our cross-industry network of supply management leaders

Media library

CAPS resources, collateral & media

Take a survey,
get a report

Supply management professionals from member and non-member companies can participate in benchmarking surveys and get metric reports in return.