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Welcome to the CAPS Blog featuring all the most recent CAPS releases, newsletters, infographics, and more. 

E-Auction use is on the rise

46% of companies currently using E-Auctions have increased their use over the last two years due to increased cost savings and process efficiency, market efficiency, reduction in risk, and effectiveness in running what-if scenarios.

SM Organizational Design

Global companies have shifted the organizational structure of their supply management and procurement groups through the years. What's your org's ideal design?

CAPS News - September 2019

We have a host of exciting events coming up, multimedia content, and surveys/data for members and non-members.

Supply management's growing influence

Sourceable spend managed by supply management/procurement groups is experiencing an uptick, giving companies more strategic contracting, greater savings, and increased protection from supplier risk. An average of 87.5 percent of spend is managed, for all companies across sectors. How does your company compare? ...

CAPS News - August 2019

The 2019 Metrics of Supply Management report is out now - it's loaded with KPIs and great practitioner information. Plus, a few great CAPS member events on the horizon.

Cost savings per strategic supply management employee

Cost savings is a powerful KPI for demonstrating the value of your supply management group.

China’s investment in and ownership of the high-tech supply chain

The Chinese government is positioning the country as the next global power through incentives, infrastructure, investment, and a move toward independence, but in so doing, is China irreparably damaging its relationship with global partners?

Managed Spend/Category Employee

When strategic employees on category management teams are managing increasing amounts of spend, it brings a more formal process and due diligence. This enables the organization to be more strategic, bottom-line friendly, and better protected from supplier risk.

Business Partner Engagement

Is your supply management group effectively engaging internal business partners? The most popular method companies are using is conducting category reviews.

CAPS News - July 2019

The theme for CAPS events this year is "Creating Value in Turbulent Times" - also the topic of our new China-focused whitepaper. This and more exciting launches in CAPS News.