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Category Management

New Category Management research dives into benefits, best practices, and steps for building your program.

Exploring Category Management

Exploring Category Management offers a cross-industry overview of category management practices and practical steps for building your program.

Personal Protective Equipment

Many companies across several industries still report that increased demand and constrained supply chain for PPE are major concerns.

Alternative Sources

Supply management is taking action during COVID-19 crisis by shifting to alternative sources.

Suppliers Financial Health

72% of companies use 3rd party tools to monitor supplier financial risk. The pandemic may drive this even higher.

Hurdles to Remote Work

Among many hurdles of remote work, 56% of respondents are unable to hold face-to-face negotiations with suppliers due to the pandemic.

CAPS News - April 2020

We have a resource page available to members and nonmembers relating to the pandemic as well as other practices to help your company stay resilient.

Pulling Back

CPOs report a slowing of discretionary spending, capital investment, and expansion plans, but the Services sector is driving these numbers the most.

Forecast Adjustments

According to a recent CAPS Research survey of Fortune 600 CPOs, 42% of companies are changing their forecasts due to declining demand, resulting from the pandemic.

Material Inventory

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, companies are increasing material inventory across the board, led by the manufacturing sector at 55%.