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Ensuring Diversity in the Contracting Process

74% of companies require sourcing and buyers to include a certain percentage of diverse suppliers in RFPs

Top-down buy-in for diversity programs empowers diverse suppliers

As supply management professionals, many of us have been involved to some degree in supplier diversity programs, but why are these initiatives more important than ever, and what more can be done?

Driving Business Partner Engagement

Engaging supply management with internal business partners has the protentional to create value and alignment with business goals. What methods does your group use to engage internal business partners?

Former Mastercard CPO Takes the Helm at CAPS Research

CAPS Research is pleased to announce that after an intensive selection process, Bryan Fuller, former chief procurement officer of Mastercard, has accepted the position of executive director at CAPS Research. Fuller replaces former CPO Deborah Stanton, who retires after leading CAPS from August 2014 through July 2020.

CAPS News - July 2020

In this month's newsletter we talk about P2P cycle time and new measurements of value for strategic supply management.

Demand Uncertainty

Supply management aims to maximize value, making supply meet demand amidst uncertain circumstances – demand management. What actions are large corporations taking to help balance uncertainty in their supply chains?

Supply Chain Financing: A Conversation With the Authors

CAPS recently sat down with the authors of Supply Chain Financing to discuss how supply management can transition from simply maximizing profit to expertly leveraging cash flow.

SM's Engagement with Demand Management

36% of companies report high engagement with demand management. We explore activities that supply management uses to drive engagement.

CAPS News - June 2020

In this month's CAPS News, we welcome new leadership and share new metrics on supplier assessment tools and on outsourcing supply management activities.

Business Partner Engagement

Aligning and integrating with the business can help supply management leaders drive value for their companies, especially at a strategic level.