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CAPS News - August 2019

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Are you making your cost savings work for you? According to our newly released 2019 Metrics of Supply Management report, in the CAPS Library now, the average cost savings as a percentage of managed spend is 5.7% (2.8% avoidance and 2.9% reduction). While the overall average cost savings has not changed much from the previous year (5.8%), our managed spend percentage has seen an increase. Organizations continue to drive savings in traditional ways, such as leveraging spend, but they are also pursuing alternative approaches such as unbundling, influencing demand and specifications, and getting involved in non-traditional categories. 

The Metrics of Supply Management report details many of the metrics by sector and by industry.  Some of our most popular metrics in the report give organizations comparatives and benchmarks to help drive change - managed spend, cost savings, supply management organizational design, strategic v. tactical, savings per employee, budgets, ROI, and so much more. As a reminder: even if you created an account before June, to access this report, create a new account in the new library now


Quick fact: Investment Recovery

CAPS Benchmarking recently completed the bi-annual survey on Investment Recovery (IR). IR is a program to identify, reuse, sell, or otherwise dispose of surplus assets acquired through the operation of a company's normal business.

Of companies that participated in the survey, 79% indicated that their IR groups are active in efforts to support sustainability requirements. Of those groups, 95% are active in landfill avoidance/recycling, while 73% are active in seeking new diversions of waste streams.

Investment recovery

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  • New Supplier Assessments (out now!)
  • E-Auctions
  • Supply Management Organization Maturity

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CAPS reearch studies

NEW REPORTS: Everyone is welcome to create a free CAPS account for access to selected resources, but only members can see the items below:

  • The Metrics of Supply Management (Cross-Industry) Report 2019
  • Investment Recovery Metric Report 2019
  • Aerospace and Defense Industry Report 2019
CAPS events

CAPS member events are where our benchmarking and research come to life and attendees like you create powerful networks that inspire and advance your practice. Take full advantage of membership and join us!

August 21: Prove Your Value with Key Metrics member-only webinar
Sept. 17: Sustainability: Smart Business for a Better World
Oct. 22-23: CAPS Supply Management Roundtable - North America
Nov. 21: Building the Research Pipeline


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