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CAPS News - April 2019

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Quick fact: eAuctions

At our recent CPO Roundtable, we asked attendees to provide insight into their use of eAuctions for procurement. Of the 24 respondents, 37% said they achieved between 6-10% in incremental savings (beyond the initial quote) using eAuctions. The most frequently cited spend areas where eAuctions are used include temp labor, raw/direct materials, and technology equipment/software.  eAuctiton

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NEW RESEARCH: 

Counterfeiting in the Supply Chain:
Identification, Containment & Prevention by Adopting a Multi-Pronged Approach

The problem of counterfeiting in the supply chain plagues companies in every industry. A multilayered strategy that adopts multiple approaches and engages the entire organization is needed. This report looks into the growth of counterfeiting and gives recommendations to attack it at the source.

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3rd Party Risk Management: April 30, Tempe, AZ
Innovative Approaches to Cost Savings: June 4, Tempe, AZ

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Supply Management Roundtable: October 22-23

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