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CAPS News - 06 September 2023

Read About: Establishing a Supply Management Center of Excellence, Supply Management ROI, U.S., China Ease Trade Tensions, Trucking Challenges

Most Important SM COE Skills

Top skills and capabilities needed in 2023 for Supply Management Centers of Excellence (SM COE) employees include problem solving, supply management experience, and cooperation.

CAPS News - 23 August 2023

The latest from CAPS News: CAPS Flagship Survey, Supply Management KPI's, Best Cost Countries, Before Investing in AI, Cross Boarder, Mineral Imports

SM COEs By Sector

Over the past 4 years, the percentage of Supply Management Centers of Excellence (SM COE) in Discrete Manufacturing has decreased, while increasing in Process Manufacturing and Service Sectors.

CAPS News - 9 August 2023

The latest from CAPS News: History of ESG, Best Cost Countries, Counterfeit Epidemic, Reclaiming Control, Risk Management

Net Cost Reporting

On average, 71% of companies surveyed provide monthly updates for net cost reporting, while 35% update quarterly and 12% update annually.

Top 3 Reasons for SM COEs

In 2023, the top 3 reasons companies create and use Supply Management Centers of Excellence (SM COE) are to drive standardization, best practices, and skill building.

CAPS News - 26 July 2023

The latest from CAPS News: Carbon, COE, Shipping, Competitive Advantage, Battery Advancements

CAPS News - 12 July 2023

The Changing Landscape of Supply Chain: Supplier Risk, Transportation, Center of Excellence, Net Cost Reporting, and AI Replacing Supply Chain Jobs

5 Most Important Themes in 2026

According to almost 200 supply chain executives, the 5 most important themes requiring attention in 2026 will be ESG, supply chain resilience, cost efficiency, implementation of technologies, and strategic alignment.