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Welcome to the CAPS Blog featuring all the most recent CAPS releases, newsletters, infographics, and more. 

Carbon Offsets and Reaching Net-Zero

An overview of carbon offsets and their application in achieving net zero objectives. Review key concepts and definitions about climate commitments, and enhance your understanding of offset management.

 

Strategies to Manage Risks

While geopolitical and operational risks are different by nature, 2 of the top 3 strategies to manage those risks tend to be tactical responses: increase the number of suppliers and buffer inventory. This points to opportunities for improvement in business intelligence, sourcing, and supplier management.

CAPS News-21 February 2024

Read about: CPOs Top Priorities, Freight and Transportation KPIs-New Survey Results, Are You Prepared for Transportation Delays and Enhancing Brand Identity with SCM

Digital Connectivity and Data Protection in Supply Management

An executive overview of how the intellectual property an organization stores as digital assets ("data") presents a double-edged sword for supply management professionals and the best practices in protecting data shared with suppliers.

 

Freight and Transportation Metrics

Typically, delivery performance is more critical for companies with lower inventory levels who operate using a just-in-time fulfillment model. Currently, 71% of companies track on-time delivery (OTD), the most used transportation metric. 47% of companies claim OTD is greater than 90%, while 8% of companies report OTD less than 80%.

Applying New Variables to Existing Supply Management Decisions

An executive overview of recent research about Applying New Variables to Existing Supply Management Decisions

 

CAPS News-07 February 2024

Read about: ESG, Supplier Visibility, Maturity Progression, Red Seas

Fleet Utilization and Management

Most companies that operate a fleet do so to improve service levels and shorten lead times. According to a newly released CAPS Quick Poll, 40% of organizations utilize a fleet of trucks, and 62% of those manage and operate that fleet internally rather than outsourcing the management of that fleet.

CAPS News-24 January 2024

Read about: Research about ESG Practices in Procurement, Inflation Pression tops Operational Risks, ASU and OpenAI

Best Practices in forming Centers of Excellence

An executive overview of recent research about Best Practices in Forming Centers of Excellence. Learn about the different types of centers of excellence and the guidelines to follow when establishing and managing COEs.