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CAPS News - 11 August 2021

Supply chain shortages: how did this happen and what’s to come?

A new CAPS report, Assessing the Current State of Supply Chain Shortages, takes a look at issues causing capacity crunches in different markets and the outlook for supply managers. This report is available to both CAPS members and non-members now. [Read more in the CAPS blog]

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Leverage suppliers’ past and future innovation to gain value

The breadth and depth of a supplier’s knowledge and expertise can predict its likelihood to create useful innovations. What other factors should you be measuring? Check out the CAPS report, Measuring and Managing Supplier Innovation.

[Read more in the CAPS Library]

Countries consider producing their own semiconductor chips

With security concerns over chip shortages that may last until 2023, many countries are pushing to produce their own. 

[Read more on CNBC]

As interest in renewable energy grows, oil & gas remains strong

The oil and gas industry supported 11.3 million jobs in the U.S. in 2019. Labor income from these same jobs was $892.7 billion. How will the future of energy impact the labor market?

[Read more on Business Insider]

Analysts continue to increase S&P 500 earnings estimates

88% of S&P 500 companies report positive earnings per share (EPS) surprise for Q2 2021. View a detailed PDF report of Q2 earnings data.

[Learn more on FactSet]

Economic activity in services sector grows 14th month in a row

According to the July 2021 Services ISM® Report On Business® the services sector has expanded for all but two of the last 138 months.

[Read more on ISM]

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