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

CAPS News - March 2020

We hope you all stay healthy in this shift to a mainly digital work environment. Participate in upcoming surveys, like the COVID - 19 one out now.

SM's Adoption of New Tech

Supply management organizations are increasingly adopting new technology to adapt to current business needs, boost efficiency, and increase cost savings.

Centers of Excellence

69% of the companies we surveyed have or plan to have a center of excellence in the next two years

Supply Management Tariffs & Trade Wars

81% of companies report a moderate to significant impact on the business from tariffs & trade wars.

CAPS News - February 2020

More reports are becoming available in the Library for non-members, along with improved search functionality for ease of access.

Supply Management ROI

Supply management return on investment (ROI) is a simple way to demonstrate the value of the function, calculated by dividing cost savings (reduction + avoidance) by supply management operating expenses.

Investing in More Strategic Roles

It’s important for organizations to evaluate their needs and consider strategic headcount as they design the supply management organization of the future...

CAPS News - January 2020

With a new year and decade beginning we are excited to launch a new research program working with member CPOs.

CAPS News - December 2019

December 2019 brings new CAPS research on talent, sources of supply, supplier innovation, and more.

SM employees to total employees

While the strategic focus of supply management groups is quickly expanding, increased responsibility is not supported by growing headcount. Many supply management groups, in fact, are expected to do more with less...