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Average cost savings per employee

Cost savings is a powerful KPI for demonstrating the value of your supply management group. How much total cost savings are your strategic supply management employees delivering?

Spend under management

Across industries, category management employees comprise 15.6% of the total supply management headcount. We share their spend by industry.

Tracking human rights and diversity initiatives

Monitoring your supply chain has obvious benefits for your organization and your global supply network, but for efficiency and accuracy often requires the use of third-party tools.

Ensuring Diversity in the Contracting Process

74% of companies require sourcing and buyers to include a certain percentage of diverse suppliers in RFPs

Driving Business Partner Engagement

Engaging supply management with internal business partners has the protentional to create value and alignment with business goals. What methods does your group use to engage internal business partners?

Demand Uncertainty

Supply management aims to maximize value, making supply meet demand amidst uncertain circumstances – demand management. What actions are large corporations taking to help balance uncertainty in their supply chains?

SM's Engagement with Demand Management

36% of companies report high engagement with demand management. We explore activities that supply management uses to drive engagement.

Business Partner Engagement

Aligning and integrating with the business can help supply management leaders drive value for their companies, especially at a strategic level.

Taking Action to Balance Finances

Companies are tightening the purse strings in response to the pandemic and world events, with 75% restricting discretionary spending.

The Profile of an Ideal Category Manager

In a recent CAPS research report, 33% of companies said it's challenging to find the right talent. These are the skills and capabilities they think are important for a category manager.

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Supply management professionals from member and non-member companies can participate in benchmarking surveys and get metric reports in return.