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CAPS News - September 2019

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Take advantage of CAPS benchmarking and research. Here are two great ways: events for member companies and the CAPS Library (for everyone!).

We have a host of exciting events coming up: our flagship roundtables for CPOs (February 2020) and their teams (next month), and our annual Research Pipeline meeting. For previous attendees, please note: we bumped the meeting up a few months so we can pack 2020 with valuable new research, driven by CAPS member companies.

CAPS knows you're busy and we value your time, so you've probably noticed we're offering more short-form, easily-digestible content (emails, reports) and multimedia (webinars, videos). If you didn't attend our last few webinars, they're up in the library now, and we'll be offering more; and if you haven't already, create your new CAPS Library account now.


Quick fact: Finding New Suppliers

In a recently completed survey, CAPS asked companies to select their top three preferred sources to find new suppliers. Here’s what they said:

94% – Procurement/sourcing team
46% – Internal business partner
42% – Open bid during RFx process
24% – External customers/direct source
2% – Crowdsourcing
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Surveys are for both members and non-members. We love your data, and in exchange, everyone who completes a survey receives a copy of its corresponding metric report. CAPS members get extra love: breakout reports and custom survey opportunities. Sign up to participate.


Supply Management Organization Maturity
Preparing for a Potential Economic Downturn
Supply Management COEs

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CAPS reearch studies

NEW REPORTS: Everyone is welcome to create a free CAPS account for access to selected resources, but only members can see the items below:

  • Transparency and Collecting Supply Chain Data 2019
  • Prove Your Value With Key Metrics webinar
  • How Do You Stack Up?...2019 Metrics of Supply Management webinar
CAPS events

CAPS member events are where our benchmarking and research come to life and attendees like you create powerful networks that inspire and advance your practice. Take full advantage of membership and join us!

Oct. 22-23: CAPS Supply Management Roundtable - North America
Nov. 21: Building the Research Pipeline
Feb. 25-26, 2020: CAPS CPO Roundtable


CAPS welcomes new member company Lyondell Chemical Company!

CAPS member companies are actively shaping the future of supply management. Join our worldwide network of corporate members and your questions can become the focus of our next benchmarking or research project. Let us help you transform your practice. Contact us to learn more.

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