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

Demand Uncertainty

Supply management aims to maximize value, making supply meet demand amidst uncertain circumstances – demand management. What actions are large corporations taking to help balance uncertainty in their supply chains?

Supply Chain Financing: A Conversation With the Authors

CAPS recently sat down with the authors of Supply Chain Financing to discuss how supply management can transition from simply maximizing profit to expertly leveraging cash flow.

SM's Engagement with Demand Management

36% of companies report high engagement with demand management. We explore activities that supply management uses to drive engagement.

SM Integration into Demand Management

Supply Management Integration into Demand Management offers a look into how supply management can be integrated effectively with demand management, with case studies and examples to help you adapt some of these practices to your business.

CAPS News - June 2020

In this month's CAPS News, we welcome new leadership and share new metrics on supplier assessment tools and on outsourcing supply management activities.

Business Partner Engagement

Aligning and integrating with the business can help supply management leaders drive value for their companies, especially at a strategic level.

Future Implications and Current Challenges of Coronavirus

Supply management must take action to mitigate risks resulting from Coronavirus, and plan for post-pandemic operations. We surveyed 115 major corporations to learn more about the actions they are taking and how they plan to move forward.

Taking Action to Balance Finances

Companies are tightening the purse strings in response to the pandemic and world events, with 75% restricting discretionary spending.

The Profile of an Ideal Category Manager

In a recent CAPS research report, 33% of companies said it's challenging to find the right talent. These are the skills and capabilities they think are important for a category manager.

Assessing supplier financial health

Whether you are vetting and onboarding new suppliers, creating a category strategy, or assessing supplier financial health, there are a number of ways to collect important information.