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CAPS News - February 2019

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Exciting new offerings are afoot in CAPS land. We are constantly looking for ways to stay better connected to you, support you in your practice, and advance the profession. This year will be big. 

  • Web: In addition to launching a new website before the turn of the year, we'll roll out a new and improved CAPS Library this spring. We will ask you to create a new (free) account so please be on the lookout. 
  • Events: We're preparing for two events next month - our annual CPO Roundtable for member company executives and our Health Sector industry group. Find the links below. 
  • Research: Our queue is full and we're busy preparing for upcoming releases, including Counterfeiting Parts, Managing Risks, Emerging Technologies and Supplier Ecosystems.
  • New value-add: In the last week, we launched two great email offerings - our super popular CAPS Stats infographics right to your inbox (keep reading for more information) and a  biweekly, member-only communiqué CAPS Connect, with insights, takeaways, and trends - no sales, no persuasion, just great content for our VIPs. Look out for these emails and be sure to add us to your address book!

Quick fact: Cost Savings Reporting

25 percent of companies use Amazon In a recent CAPS survey on cost savings, 65% of respondents said they report cost savings results directly to the CEO. Only 6% report savings to just the Supply Management/Procurement group. Of the remaining respondents, 12% reported to key stakeholders in the business and 16% reported to C-Suite executives excluding the CEO.   

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Category Management
Supplier Diversity Programs
Reverse Auctions
The 2019 Metrics of Supply Management

CAPS reearch studies

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

Cost Savings Measurement and Reporting 2019
Integrating Safety into Practices and the Supply Chain

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CAPS events

CAPS member events are where our benchmarking and research come to life while attendees create powerful networks that support them in their supply management evolution. Take full advantage of membership and join us for an event.  

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CAPS CPO Roundtable  | March 12-13
Health Sector Industry Group: March 14
3rd Party Risk Management (new date, new location): April 30, Tempe, AZ

Save the date:
Supply Management Roundtable: October 22-23


CAPS infographics
CAPS Stats infographics give you a quick glimpse of the latest metrics from recent benchmarking and research releases that impact you in your practice, organization, and industry. We're moving these infographics out of the newsletter but sharing them everywhere else! CAPS Stats

CAPS is sending infographics straight to your inbox every two weeks so make sure to add to your safe-senders list and follow us on social media (links below) or visit our blog collection of CAPS Stats. And if you find them interesting and useful, please share!


CAPS Research welcomes new members Duquesne Light Company, Schaeffler Group USA Inc., and Vertiv Corporation

CAPS Research corporate members hail from around the globe and receive full access for their supply management team to practitioner-focused research, benchmarking services, and peer-to-peer networking events. CAPS offers benchmarking opportunities for smaller companies, as well. Please contact us to learn more.


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