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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. Across industries, supply management personnel relative to all company employees has been on the decline, at 1.5% this year.  Members can read the most recent Metrics of Supply Management Report now, but anyone can access the 2014 report - simply create a free account for the CAPS Library now. ...

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.  Members can read the most recent report now, but anyone can access the 2014 report - simply create a free account for the CAPS Library now. ...

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.

Managed spend, growing influence

Supply management teams with high levels of managed spend are better able to leverage spend, mitigate supplier risk, and bring more strategic value to the organization.

What categories do you source with reverse auctions?

You may not be surprised by the list of categories that companies source through reverse or e-auctions, with direct materials and goods topping the list.

CAPS News - October 2019

We redesigned the newsletter to give you more content. Let us know what you think! Plus, supplier diversity & headcount metrics.