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Digital Connectivity and Data Protection in Supply Management

An executive overview of how the intellectual property an organization stores as digital assets ("data") presents a double-edged sword for supply management professionals and the best practices in protecting data shared with suppliers.

 

Applying New Variables to Existing Supply Management Decisions

An executive overview of recent research about Applying New Variables to Existing Supply Management Decisions

 

Best Practices in forming Centers of Excellence

An executive overview of recent research about Best Practices in Forming Centers of Excellence. Learn about the different types of centers of excellence and the guidelines to follow when establishing and managing COEs.

 

Supply Risk Assessments, Governance and Mitigation Study

An executive overview of recent research about Supply Risk Assessments, Governance and Mitigation Study.

This blog looks at supplier risk assessment, governance, and mitigation planning as a strategic, dynamic, and evolving phenomenon. 

Applying Advanced Analytics: Beyond the Ordinary

Applying Advanced Analytics: Beyond the Ordinary looks at supply management organizations’ practical application of advanced analytics, including successful implementations of predictive and prescriptive procurement analytics models and their integration into mission-critical decision-making processes.

Compelling Applications of Emerging Technologies

This CAPS research report looks at emerging technology applications that drive robust investment and unprecedented results, as well as key success factors and hindrances, and how to create a time-phased implementation plan.

Supply Chain Shortages

In this short video, we explore underlying issues, inflationary pressure, government policy, and the outlook for supply managers and sectors of the economy - findings from a recent CAPS Research whitepaper

Measure the effectiveness of your category management strategy

With your category management strategy in place, it's time to monitor and measure the benefits it delivers to your organization and identify opportunities for improvement. To succeed long term, the category strategy must remain aligned with business objectives and the dynamics of the supplier marketplace. This requires regular re-evaluation.

Be strategic with supplier relationship management

It's critical that category management delivers maximum value to the organization through innovation, sharing risk and rewards, and ongoing assessments. For many companies, the hard work of supplier management begins after the contract is signed. We're moving on to the sixth step in category management strategy: supplier relationship management (SRM).

Negotiation & contracting to support business outcomes (stage 5)

Contracting and negotiating is the next step in the 7 stages to business-aligned strategies that organizations should follow as part of their category management playbook. It’s an important step in category strategy execution as you align supplier relationships with your strategy.

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