Putting the Playbook to Work for You
Category Management Virtual Workshop

June 25, 2020 | 9:00am PT (Arizona) / 12:00pm ET


Join CAPS for an active, hands-on workshop where we’ll work through the building blocks of category management. Discover other top companies’ best practices and leverage a CPO's tried-and-true category management playbook.

Come prepared to reference your own material and jump into virtual breakout sessions where together we’ll cover internal analysis, external and market analysis, and modeling (should-cost, Porter’s Five Forces, etc.). We’ll follow up after you’ve registered with more information on what to bring. You’ll come away with the framework, best practices, and inspiration to refine your own strategy – your very own playbook.


This exclusive, member only, online workshop is designed for supply management professionals like you, interested in exploring strategies and best practices that advance category management in your organization.  

Attend free-of-charge but register early. Due to the interactive nature of this session, seats are very limited. Please only register if you are able to attend. If capacity is met, you will be put on a waitlist. 

Registration is closed. If you are interested in registering please email Anna at achoi@capsresearch.org 

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Deborah Stanton is the Executive Managing Director of CAPS Research. She leads the organization in achieving their mission to empower supply chain professionals with profound discovery, powerful connection, and clear foresight.

Prior to CAPS Research, Ms. Stanton was the CPO and Group Executive at MasterCard from 2009-2014, leading the Global Supply Chain and Corporate Services organizations. Prior to joining MasterCard, she held various leadership positions in supply management with Honeywell, Whirlpool, and Temple-Inland.


Thursday, June 25

9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET

Welcome and Overview

Breakout by Category and Introductions

Building Your Category Management Strategy and Breakout Discussion
Deb Stanton, former CPO (per above) will walk you through her own tried and true category management playbook, and you'll then go into strategic breakout sessions to work through the following areas with your peers.  
          • Internal analysis
          • External and market analysis
          • Models
          • Risk analysis
          • Internal business partner alignment and requirement 

10:45am PT / 1:45pm ET

Workshop Wrap-up and Adjourn

CAPS Research inspires leaders with profound discovery and executable strategies to shape the future of supply management. We are a non-profit organization sponsored by Fortune 500 member companies, the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and Institute for Supply Management®.

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