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The Profile of an Ideal Category Manager

In a recent CAPS research report, 33% of companies said it's challenging to find the right talent. These are the skills and capabilities they think are important for a category manager.

Assessing supplier financial health

Whether you are vetting and onboarding new suppliers, creating a category strategy, or assessing supplier financial health, there are a number of ways to collect important information.

SM After the Pandemic

10% of all companies are executing post-pandemic plans while 81% are still in various stages of active planning

Pandemic and Personnel

53% of companies surveyed are implementing a hiring freeze due to the pandemic.

CAPS News - May 2020

Our second COVID-19 report is out. Plus, emerging tech and our popular Metrics of Supply Management survey. 

Sourcing PPE

40% of companies say increased demand for PPE is still their single greatest challenge.

Virtual Teams

42% of companies host virtual social meetings like happy hours to create an effective space for virtual teams.

Successful Category Management: Phases, Benefits & Challenges

Employing category management can help supply management practitioners to reduce risk while building stronger relationships with internal business stakeholders and external suppliers.

Global Companies Help Those in Need

71% of companies provide financial donations to community, health, research

Looking Ahead

44% of companies are in the initial stages of post-pandemic planning.