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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.

China's control of the world's exotic minerals

Chinese leaders are actively repositioning the country from a manufacturing hub to a global power. Is your supply chain strategically safeguarded for the future of business with China?

Approach to Category Management

While most companies apply category management to direct and indirect goods/services, far fewer apply it to only direct or only indirect.

CAPS News - June 2019

The CAPS team is so excited to announce that we've just launched our brand new CAPS Library! Read all about it here. Plus, new research on emerging technology in supply management, KPIs that senior leaders report to the business, upcoming member events, and more.

Emerging Technologies in Supply Management

New transformative and potentially disruptive technologies promise large companies faster, cheaper, and more effective procurement and supply management processes. We analyzed 11 emerging technologies to help supply management leaders to decide whether, when, and how to implement new solutions.

Top Benefits for New Hires

Potential entry-level and mid-level hires identify salary and rotational programs as the most attractive benefits.

Supply Management Talent Shortage

The majority of companies are reporting a supply management talent shortage in recruiting.

CAPS News - May 2019

CAPS is launching a new library with more research. Stay tuned for surveys, metrics, and an upcoming event!