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X-Shoring and the Rebalancing of Global Supply Chains

An executive overview of recent research about x-shoring and the rebalancing of global supply chains.

This blog addresses questions surrounding the restructuring of supply chains, emphasizing the evolving relevance of traditional drivers and the complexities of planning and executing X-shoring initiatives.

CAPS News - 29 November 2023

Read about: ESG investing influenced by civil regulations, Category Spend management research, Overseas sourcing and business case considerations, Using AI for Asset Tracking, and Resilient US supply chains.

Tactical vs Strategic Buying

Tactical buying remains the biggest focus for supply management headcount, claiming 31% of resources. Strategic sourcing has the potential to produce greater value, but these resources are a smaller portion of the team mix. 

CAPS News - 15 November 2023

Read about: The CAPS Executive Summit, Supplier Insurance, MRO, Procurement tools, Imports, Innovation case study

CAPS Executive Summit: The Evolution of Supply Chain Models

Many bases were covered at the CAPS Executive Summit in October, including all aspects of supply management, particularly when conveying the function’s indispensability to company executives and other stakeholders.

CAPS Webinar Recap: Just in Time (JIT) Viability Amid Disruption – Does It Exist?

Learn the findings of a recent CAPS Research webinar, identifying the key elements needed to achieve Just in Time (JIT) efficiency and resiliency amid supply chain disruptions.

Reasons Employees Leave

Quick Poll results reveal the top 3 reasons supply management employees voluntarily left an organization were because of limited career growth opportunities, non-competitive compensation, and personal/family reasons.

CAPS News - 01 November 2023

Read about: CAPS Founder Harold E. Fearon, Member Webinar- Best Practices in Forming Centers of Excellence, Metrics of Supply Chain, AI in the Supply Chain, Network Design in Logistics

Third-Party Risk Transparency and Visibility

An executive overview of recent research about Third Party Risk Transparency and Visibility. 

Learn more about the research to understand the processes and technologies being used to map the sub-tiers of the supply chain, how to spot and identify financial or operational distress, how to isolate risk in the sub-tier and more.

Supply Management ROI

Supply management ROI is a simple way to communicate the value your supply management group delivers to stakeholders. In 2022, every US$1 invested in supply management returned $7.05, an average of all companies’ ROI using reduction + avoidance savings.