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Managed Spend Growing Influence

When the business involves the supply management group in purchasing and sourcing, it can increase savings, better leverage organizational spend, and negotiate stronger contracts. Managed spend, as a percentage of sourceable spend, is a primary indicator of a company’s ability to capture value from the supply management process.

New leadership at CAPS - director and board members

CAPS is here to help you tackle the ongoing challenges facing the industry. To prepare your supply management group to take on another year, we've rounded up recent resources in four trending topics: ESG, Talent, Technology, and Risk.

Start the year with the right resources

CAPS is here to help you tackle the ongoing challenges facing the industry. To prepare your supply management group to take on another year, we've rounded up recent resources in four trending topics: ESG, Talent, Technology, and Risk.

CAPS News - 12 Jan 2022

Start the year with the right SCM resources and learn the latest in economic expansion, climate change, and more in this week’s CAPS News.

Average Cost Savings

Cost savings is a powerful KPI for demonstrating the value of supply management (SM) to the business. On average, 21.8% of SM employees are in a strategic sourcing role, each delivering $9.1 million in total savings. How does your company compare?

CAPS News - 15 Dec 2021

Explore employee training, skills gaps in supply management, the supply chain this holiday season, and more in this week’s CAPS News.

Closing the supply management skills gap

Is your organization lacking advanced analytics or emerging technology skills? As these skills become increasingly more important, it might be time to review your talent needs and identify skill gaps to address over the next year.

Total Cost Savings

Cost savings is a cornerstone KPI for most supply management groups, measured here as reduction and avoidance in managed spend. In 2021, Oil and Gas led with 7.1% total cost savings.

CAPS News - 17 Nov 2021

It’s all about talent and teams in this week’s CAPS News! Explore the supply management ecosystem, find where your team excels, focus your talent management, and other important supply chain topics.

Supply Management Org Design

Companies that undergo organization structure changes as part of an enterprise-wide initiative or market-driven decision face a huge endeavor, but data indicates these changes don’t happen frequently. For the last three years, an average of 72% of companies say they’ve operated under their current org structure for five or more years (Metrics of Supply Management, 2019 - 2021).