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Supply Management ROI

Supply management return on investment (ROI) is a simple way to demonstrate the value of the function, calculated by dividing cost savings (reduction + avoidance) by supply management operating expenses.

Investing in More Strategic Roles

It’s important for organizations to evaluate their needs and consider strategic headcount as they design the supply management organization of the future...

CAPS News - January 2020

With a new year and decade beginning we are excited to launch a new research program working with member CPOs.

CAPS News - December 2019

December 2019 brings new CAPS research on talent, sources of supply, supplier innovation, and more.

SM employees to total employees

While the strategic focus of supply management groups is quickly expanding, increased responsibility is not supported by growing headcount. Many supply management groups, in fact, are expected to do more with less...

Future Supply Management Talent

As the role of supply management professionals evolves, what skills, abilities, and expertise will future professionals need to succeed in the practice?

Total Cost Savings

Our annual Metrics of Supply Management (Cross-Industry) Report provides data for Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for headcount, OPEX, spend, savings, ROI and and more, broken out further into five industries and three sectors, allowing for supply management groups to see how they stack up against comparable organizations. 

Turning the Corner on Tactical v. Strategic

Supply management groups realize the importance of a shift toward strategic practices, but the transition is slow. Across industries, we’re seeing 3% growth in the strategic employee balance, with companies reporting 62% tactical employees and 38% strategic employees.

Developing Supplier Ecosystems to Create Value

Supplier ecosystems are an emerging approach to developing new products and solutions, offering benefits that traditional processes don’t provide. This research report outlines a process for initiating supplier ecosystem and the benefits of using this approach when creating new products or innovations.

CAPS News - November 2019

This month we are bringing you new thought-leadership research on Supplier Ecosystems and key metrics.