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Welcome to the CAPS Blog featuring all the most recent CAPS releases, newsletters, infographics, and more. 

CAPS News - March 2019

Coming out of our annual spring event, CAPS brings you lessons-learned from senior leaders and vision for the future of supply management.

What do you shop for in your digital catalogs?

Of the companies we surveyed, 37% use ERP-hosted catalogs. Additional maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) items from the survey included laboratory supplies and equipment, facilities services, and temp/contingent labor.

Digitization of Your Catalogs

Of the supply management organizations we surveyed, 77% use at least some form of digital catalog. Have you digitized?

CAPS News - February 2019

CAPS constantly looking for ways to stay better connected to you, support you in your practice, and advance supply management - the latest here.

Growing importance in supplier assessments

Supplier assessments and audits are an effective way to measure your suppliers' alignment with your organization’s supply management priorities. 

What is your Supply Management ROI?

Supply management return on investment (ROI) is a simple and powerful way to demonstrate the value of the function.

CAPS News - January 2019

As CAPS launches into the new year, we're excited to introduce you to our new Director of Corporate Membership and tell you about great new supply management research & metrics.

SM's growing influence

Managed or sourceable spend is increasingly being managed by supply management and procurement groups. This growing influence results in a more strategic approach, increased savings, and greater protection from supplier risk. On average, 85 percent of spend for all companies, regardless of sector, is managed. How does your company compare? Source: The Metrics of Supply Management (Cross-Industry) Report, CAPS Research, July 2018. ...

What's your level of engagement?

Aligning and integrating with the business has become a high priority for supply management leaders as they drive strategic value into their companies. In the last year, tactical level engagement has dropped from 15% to 4% (as reported by respondents), while strategic focus has grown by 10%.

CAPS News - December 2018

New research, new website, New Year. As we bring 2018 to a close, CAPS has many exciting things to share and opportunities for 2019.