Purchasing Managers Index and CAPS Data Basis for Supply Chain Strategy

Is Your Supply Management Team Operating at its Fullest Potential?

Access to quality data, reliable benchmarks, and talent development resources are top challenges for supply management leaders to tackle for optimal performance.  
Keeping up in today’s rapidly changing environment relies on your team’s ability to learn and stay on top of trends as well as continuously improve and innovate.    

Do you have the resources in place to stay competitive in the marketplace?



“I sit down with my leadership team every month, and with the CFO and the business unit presidents. There are always pieces of information in the Report On Business® that are quite valuable, and that drives some of our internal conversations.” 

Miguel Gonzalez 
CPO, DuPont 

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Access Credible Data

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM®) Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) Report On Business ® is leading the industry with reliable economic indicators. Now more than ever, supply management leaders need data-driven resources to make critical decisions, especially in times of economic uncertainty. 

ISM’s Manufacturing (PMI®), Services (PMI®) and Hospital (PMI®) are among the most reliable economic indicators available, providing guidance to supply management professionals, economists, analysts, and government and business leaders. When released, detailed reports are emailed to ISM individual and corporate members offering current and historical perspectives

Tap Into Reliable Benchmarks

Center for Advanced Procurement Strategy (CAPS) Research provides benchmarks as a whole and in specific industries, enabling you to measure your performance on Spend, Organization, Savings, and Operating Expenses compared to others with actionable strategies. CAPS benchmarking provides unbiased data when and how you need it. 

CAPS is a non-profit research center at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, established in partnership with ISM focused on empowering leaders and advancing the profession of supply management through powerful research and benchmark data.


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“Your executive leadership will be glad you joined due to the best practice sharing and networking from like-minded, progressive senior supply chain executives ... and all with the same aim ... driving positive change to our organizations and enabling improved business performance.” 

Thomas Nash, C.P.M., CPIM
Vice President & CPO
American Red Cross

Measure Team Capabilities

ISM Capability Models and Assessments leverage a data-driven approach to provide visibility into talent capability as well as organizational maturity. These assessments show your team’s strengths and weaknesses, allowing you to build effective team and individual development plans supporting your organization’s goals.

If you understand economic indicators, benchmarks, and team strengths and weaknesses, you have all the tools you need to make strategic decisions and create development plans that will take your organization to the next level.


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“To me talent is key. The ISM Supply Chain Assessments give us a clear view of our team capability with the ability to view data results in various slices.  This helps us identify strengths and opportunities which support our strategic talent planning process.” 

Norbert Dean, CPSM
Vice President of Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain and Site Services
Carnival Cruise Line

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