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CAPS News - December 2018

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Happy holidays from CAPS

We are grateful that you count on us as a travel companion and guide in your supply management journey. We wish you a joyous and peaceful holiday, and we look forward to reaching new heights with you in 2019!

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The days in 2018 are few, but CAPS Research is far from winding down. We're releasing a research report today: Data Analytics Teams and Procurement - Who and What. It's designed to inform and equip you in your own digital evolution. All the details are below.

We've also launched a new website! It's designed to put the information you're looking for front-and-center, give you the tools to contact the right team members with no fuss, and it's the scalable framework for [spoiler alert] broader site enhancements coming in the Spring. Please give it a look and feel free to reply to this email with questions, comments, and suggestions. In the meantime:


Quick fact: Amazon for Business

In a recent Snapshots survey, 25% of companies reported that they currently use Amazon for Business. Of that group, 41% say they're using Amazon for Business to shrink their tail spend and are seeing positive results.  25 percent of companies use Amazon

Complete a survey, get helpful metrics in return: Surveys are for both members and non-members. We love your data, and in exchange, everyone who completes a survey receives a complimentary copy of its metric report. That said, CAPS members get extra love: breakout reports and custom survey opportunities. Sign up here to participate.

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CAPS reearch studies

NEW RESEARCH: Data Analytics Teams and Procurement

Procurement leaders are turning to data analytics teams to help them leverage the wealth of data available and meet business goals, but what skills should the team have? This research investigates assembling, structuring, retaining, and supporting the team. It examines how data analytics can facilitate procurement practices related to spend analysis, contract management, market intelligence, and supply chain risk.


Check out a 3-minute video on our Data Analytics Teams and Procurement - Who and What report, in the library now.

Watch the preview video now or learn more about recent CAPS research 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:

Data Analytics Teams and Procurement - Who and What
Demand Management 2018
GPOs and Amazon for Business 2018

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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.  

Upcoming event:
Building the Research Pipeline: January 25

Save these 2019 dates!
CPO Roundtable: March 12-13 
Supply Management Roundtable October 22-23

CAPS infographics

Follow us on social media (links below) or visit our collection of CAPS infographics on procurement and supply management research and benchmarking findings. If you like them, feel free to share!

CAPS in the news

CAPS is often cited in the media for our research findings, metrics, and supply management expertise. We share these stories on Twitter and LinkedIn so be sure to follow us with the below. Here's a story from the last month of CAPS in the media:

Top researcher: Our Executive Director of Research and ASU W. P. Carey School of Business Professor Thomas Choi was recently recognized for exceptional research performance, in the top 1% of researchers for most cited documents in Economics & Business.


CAPS Research welcomes DTE Energy for another year of membership!

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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