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Percent of SM Employees

According to the CAPS MoSM report, only 1.4% of the total headcount across all industries are supply management employees. The overall percentage is the same as last year’s report, although there were some slight shifts within each industry.

CAPS News - 13 December 2023

Read about: Updated CAPS Dashboard, New Research, Managing Sourceable Spend, Services PMI

Monitoring Supplier Risk

A recent CAPS report reveals that most companies are not monitoring common supply chain risks with Tier 2 suppliers and virtually none are monitoring Tier 3 supplier risks.


X-Shoring and the Rebalancing of Global Supply Chains

An executive overview of recent research about x-shoring and the rebalancing of global supply chains.

This blog addresses questions surrounding the restructuring of supply chains, emphasizing the evolving relevance of traditional drivers and the complexities of planning and executing X-shoring initiatives.

CAPS News - 29 November 2023

Read about: ESG investing influenced by civil regulations, Category Spend management research, Overseas sourcing and business case considerations, Using AI for Asset Tracking, and Resilient US supply chains.

Tactical vs Strategic Buying

Tactical buying remains the biggest focus for supply management headcount, claiming 31% of resources. Strategic sourcing has the potential to produce greater value, but these resources are a smaller portion of the team mix. 

CAPS News - 15 November 2023

Read about: The CAPS Executive Summit, Supplier Insurance, MRO, Procurement tools, Imports, Innovation case study

CAPS Executive Summit: The Evolution of Supply Chain Models

Many bases were covered at the CAPS Executive Summit in October, including all aspects of supply management, particularly when conveying the function’s indispensability to company executives and other stakeholders.

CAPS Webinar Recap: Just in Time (JIT) Viability Amid Disruption – Does It Exist?

Learn the findings of a recent CAPS Research webinar, identifying the key elements needed to achieve Just in Time (JIT) efficiency and resiliency amid supply chain disruptions.

Reasons Employees Leave

Quick Poll results reveal the top 3 reasons supply management employees voluntarily left an organization were because of limited career growth opportunities, non-competitive compensation, and personal/family reasons.