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Total Cost Savings

Our annual Metrics of Supply Management (Cross-Industry) Report provides data for Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for headcount, OPEX, spend, savings, ROI and and more, broken out further into five industries and three sectors, allowing for supply management groups to see how they stack up against comparable organizations.  Members can read the most recent report now, but anyone can access the 2014 report - simply create a free account for the CAPS Library now. ...

Turning the Corner on Tactical v. Strategic

Supply management groups realize the importance of a shift toward strategic practices, but the transition is slow. Across industries, we’re seeing 3% growth in the strategic employee balance, with companies reporting 62% tactical employees and 38% strategic employees.

Managed spend, growing influence

Supply management teams with high levels of managed spend are better able to leverage spend, mitigate supplier risk, and bring more strategic value to the organization.

What categories do you source with reverse auctions?

You may not be surprised by the list of categories that companies source through reverse or e-auctions, with direct materials and goods topping the list.

E-Auction use is on the rise

46% of companies currently using E-Auctions have increased their use over the last two years due to increased cost savings and process efficiency, market efficiency, reduction in risk, and effectiveness in running what-if scenarios.

SM Organizational Design

Global companies have shifted the organizational structure of their supply management and procurement groups through the years. What's your org's ideal design?

Supply management's growing influence

Sourceable spend managed by supply management/procurement groups is experiencing an uptick, giving companies more strategic contracting, greater savings, and increased protection from supplier risk. An average of 87.5 percent of spend is managed, for all companies across sectors. How does your company compare? ...

Cost savings per strategic supply management employee

Cost savings is a powerful KPI for demonstrating the value of your supply management group.

Managed Spend/Category Employee

When strategic employees on category management teams are managing increasing amounts of spend, it brings a more formal process and due diligence. This enables the organization to be more strategic, bottom-line friendly, and better protected from supplier risk.

Business Partner Engagement

Is your supply management group effectively engaging internal business partners? The most popular method companies are using is conducting category reviews.

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