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Supply management's growing influence

Sourceable spend managed by supply management/procurement groups is experiencing an uptick, giving companies more strategic contracting, greater savings, and increased protection from supplier risk. An average of 87.5 percent of spend is managed, for all companies across sectors. How does your company compare? ...

CAPS News - August 2019

The 2019 Metrics of Supply Management report is out now - it's loaded with KPIs and great practitioner information. Plus, a few great CAPS member events on the horizon.

Cost savings per strategic supply management employee

Cost savings is a powerful KPI for demonstrating the value of your supply management group.

China’s investment in and ownership of the high-tech supply chain

The Chinese government is positioning the country as the next global power through incentives, infrastructure, investment, and a move toward independence, but in so doing, is China irreparably damaging its relationship with global partners?

Managed Spend/Category Employee

When strategic employees on category management teams are managing increasing amounts of spend, it brings a more formal process and due diligence. This enables the organization to be more strategic, bottom-line friendly, and better protected from supplier risk.

Business Partner Engagement

Is your supply management group effectively engaging internal business partners? The most popular method companies are using is conducting category reviews.

CAPS News - July 2019

The theme for CAPS events this year is "Creating Value in Turbulent Times" - also the topic of our new China-focused whitepaper. This and more exciting launches in CAPS News.

China's control of the world's exotic minerals

Chinese leaders are actively repositioning the country from a manufacturing hub to a global power. Is your supply chain strategically safeguarded for the future of business with China?

Approach to Category Management

While most companies apply category management to direct and indirect goods/services, far fewer apply it to only direct or only indirect.

CAPS News - June 2019

The CAPS team is so excited to announce that we've just launched our brand new CAPS Library! Read all about it here. Plus, new research on emerging technology in supply management, KPIs that senior leaders report to the business, upcoming member events, and more.