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CAPS News - 22 September 2021

In this week’s CAPS News, learn how top companies are using analytics to model the future, be prepared for market distributions with risk metrics, and explore the latest news in worker scarcity, inflation, and more.

Supplier Risk Metrics

Assessing and measuring relevant risks is of vital importance to effectively manage and protect an organization. We discuss how to choose your risk metrics, refine your selection over time, and the importance of a supportive culture.

Applying Advanced Analytics: Beyond the Ordinary

Applying Advanced Analytics: Beyond the Ordinary looks at supply management organizations’ practical application of advanced analytics, including successful implementations of predictive and prescriptive procurement analytics models and their integration into mission-critical decision-making processes.

AI in Supply Management

Of the people we surveyed, 19% are currently using artificial intelligence while 34% plan to implement AI within 12 months. Top uses of AI include spend analysis, invoice processing, payment processing, and contract management. 

CAPS News - 8 September 2021

Get a sneak peek of emerging tech use cases in SCM and learn the latest in manufacturing, inflation, shortages, and more in this week’s CAPS News.

The Advantages of Choosing Diverse Suppliers

Many large companies have found strategic benefits in developing a robust supplier diversity program, citing primarily that diverse suppliers are responsive, resilient, and committed to developing their own capabilities. Advancement of supplier diversity programs in large companies requires commitment and capital to develop suppliers, as well as alignment with business objectives.

CAPS News - 25 August 2021

In this week’s CAPS News, explore emerging tech in supply management, get caught up on the Internet of Things, climate concerns, and more.

Compelling Applications of Emerging Technologies

This CAPS research report looks at emerging technology applications that drive robust investment and unprecedented results, as well as key success factors and hindrances, and how to create a time-phased implementation plan.

A Shift In Post-Pandemic Travel Policies

Corporate travel policies continue to fluctuate more than a year after the global health pandemic began. In a recent survey, more than half of the participants (64%) anticipated their company would permanently shift 25 to 50% of their pre-pandemic travel to virtual options.

CAPS News - 11 August 2021

In this week’s CAPS News, explore issues causing shortages within the supply chain, get caught up on renewable energy, economic growth, and more.