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

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.

Data Analytics Teams and Procurement

Procurement leaders are turning to data analytics teams to help them leverage the wealth of data available and meet business goals, but what skills should the team have? This research investigates assembling, structuring, retaining, and supporting the team. It examines how data analytics can facilitate procurement practices related to spend analysis, contract management, market intelligence, and supply chain risk. Insightful comments by CPOs at various stages of the data analytics journey offer a real-life look at how data analytics teams function and succeed in many organizations. Members: access this report in the CAPS Library now. ...

Strategic supply management employees create value

Cost savings is the most pertinent metric for demonstrating the effectiveness of the supply management group

CAPS News - November 2018

In our November newsletter, we look at some recruiting metrics, fresh out of our latest "Recruiting Talent" survey and more open surveys. We also talk about the importance of our Building the Research Pipeline meeting in January, in creating an interesting, valuable, and practitioner-focused research queue.