CAPS Research


CAPS Research gives ISM members a critical edge by providing original research that helps generate positive outcomes. Its unparalleled methods, reputation for accuracy, and a mission to deliver high-quality research without bias sets CAPS Research apart from other supply-focused research organizations.

CAPS Research corporate members receive full access for all their entire supply management group to the latest research, benchmarking, and event presentation releases. Reports published in the last four years are reserved for CAPS members, but ISM members who are not also CAPS members are welcome to create a free account and access more than 30 years of reports.

  • Benchmarking Studies: CAPS studies are designed to show you exactly how you measure up.
  • Research Reports: CAPS reports focus on top-of-mind strategic issues generated by Chief Purchasing Officers (CPOs) from global companies. Substantive reports include executive summaries, observations, case studies and recommendations.
  • Networking: CAPS Research offers networking events – without vendors and consultants and the resulting white papers from many events.

For more information about CAPS Research, including membership details, please visit the site. To access the virtual library, simply create a CAPS Library account at

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