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China's control of the world's exotic minerals

Chinese leaders are actively repositioning the country from a manufacturing hub to a global power. Is your supply chain strategically safeguarded for the future of business with China?

Approach to Category Management

While most companies apply category management to direct and indirect goods/services, far fewer apply it to only direct or only indirect.

Top Benefits for New Hires

Potential entry-level and mid-level hires identify salary and rotational programs as the most attractive benefits.

Supply Management Talent Shortage

The majority of companies are reporting a supply management talent shortage in recruiting.

How do companies measure training effectiveness?

52% of the organizations CAPS surveyed measure the effectiveness of their supply management training. Does yours?

IS SM training in your budget?

Most organizations realize the importance of supply management training in their groups and budget accordingly. How much does your organization budget per employee?

Do you provide supply management training?

Many companies consider it essential to provide supply management training to new supply management employees. Do you provide supply management training?

Counterfeiting in the SC

Counterfeiting affects every industry. How susceptible are you to counterfeiting in your supply chain?

What do you shop for in your digital catalogs?

Of the companies we surveyed, 37% use ERP-hosted catalogs. Additional maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) items from the survey included laboratory supplies and equipment, facilities services, and temp/contingent labor.

Digitization of Your Catalogs

Of the supply management organizations we surveyed, 77% use at least some form of digital catalog. Have you digitized?

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Supply management professionals from member and non-member companies can participate in benchmarking surveys and get metric reports in return.