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SM employees v. total

The strategic role of the supply management group is expanding in scope, but at many companies, existing headcount levels and resources remain unchanged.

Physician Preference Items Management

Physicians have autonomy in deciding the devices they use for patient care, which can circumvent cost savings, volume economies, and other benefits that come from including procurement. Approximately 60% of total spend by hospitals comes from physician preference items (PPI) for which physicians play a key role in acquisition. The goal of this report was to study challenges, opportunities, and management efficiencies involved in procuring PPIs. ...

SM Design of the Future

Through the years, organizational design of supply management groups at large global companies has shifted between decentralized and centralized designs.

CAPS News - September 2018

September 2018 a good month for CAPS: Arizona State University - our partner institution - ranked high in a few things that make a difference to our members (in the news section); we released a new report on Procurement Analytics (in the Knowledge Central section); and, our upcoming Supply Management Roundtable is quickly filling. If you're part of a leadership team at one of our member companies, please consider attending. 

Procurement Analytics

This report examines the ways companies can architect their procurement data to lay foundations for the discovery of new insights and evolve through various levels of maturity.