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CAPS News - November 2018

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The holidays are upon us and the CAPS team is reminded how grateful we are for our members. We attract forward-thinking companies and transformational, dynamic leaders who care about business goals, but who also want to make an impact in their industries and on the world. We have great conversations with all of you at our events! Thank you for allowing us to guide and support you in your journeys.

In that same vein, our Building the Research Pipeline meeting is coming up in January, where we ask our members what's important to them so that our independent research is always pointed and practitioner-focused, but also of importance to you in the short- and medium-term. Check out the event now.


Quick fact: Recruiting Talent

In a recent survey at our fall Supply Management Roundtable, 70% of respondents said supply management is experiencing a talent shortage. Compared with other functions in their companies, 37% said recruiting for supply management is more challenging (no one said it’s less challenging). Recruiting talent

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CPO Insights – Demand Management
Compliance to the Contracting Process
Cost Savings

CAPS reearch studies

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Recruiting Talent 2018
Business Partner Engagement 2018
Human Rights and the Supply Chain 2018

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CAPS events

CAPS member events are where our benchmarking and research come to life while attendees create powerful networks that support them in their supply management evolution. Take full advantage of membership and join us for an event.  

Building the Research Pipeline: January 25  


CPO Roundtable: March 12-13  
Supply Management Roundtable October 22-23

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CAPS Research welcomes new member companies: 
Banco de Crédito del Perú
Petrobras/Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.

CAPS Research corporate members hail from around the globe and receive full access for their supply management team to practitioner-focused research, benchmarking services, and peer-to-peer networking events. CAPS offers benchmarking opportunities for smaller companies, as well. Please contact us to learn more.

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