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NAEP provides reports and white papers on specific procurement related topics. Take an in-depth dive on the topics below. Authored by subject matter experts both in and outside of procurement, these papers offer thoughtful insights, best practice discussions and benchmarking data to help you advance your procurement department within your institution.


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Click to download .pdf   2018 Innovator Forum: Business Intelligence

Many procurement teams have embraced the role of data analytics in the past several years. Some have purchased spend analytics software to help them understand spend patterns at a deeper level and some have built procurement data warehouses and created engaging scorecards and analytics to be shared with internal customer groups.

 
Click to download .pdf   2017 Innovator Forum: Customer Enagagement Management

This paper provides an overview of the 2017 Innovators Forum with a distillation of the key discussion points and recommendations regarding customer engagement management. The group engaged in robust dialog about improving customer relationships, but also focused on pragmatic ideas and practices that can be acted on today. The paper outlines a customer engagement management framework and recommendations for critical practices procurement leaders should follow.

 
Click to download .pdf   2016 Innovator Forum: Supplier Relationship Management

Enhancing Supplier Value and Performance: Partnering to achieve strategic goals This paper provides an overview of the 2016 Innovators Forum with a distillation of the key discussion points and recommendations regarding strategic supplier relationship management (SSRM). The group engaged in robust dialog about improving supplier relationships, but also focused on pragmatic ideas and practices that can be acted on today. The paper outlines a strategic supplier relationship management framework and recommendations for critical practices procurement leaders should follow.

 
Click to download .pdf   2015 Innovator Forum: The Procurement Brand

This paper provides an overview of the 2015 Innovators Forum with a distillation of the key discussion points and recommendations regarding brand management. The group engaged in robust dialog about improving the brand of procurement, but also focused on pragmatic ideas and practices that can be acted on today. The paper outlines a brand management framework and recommendations for critical practices procurement leaders should follow.

 
Click to download .pdf   2014 Innovator Forum: Talent Management

Key Insights from the NAEP Innovators Forum and Recommended Strategies for Procurement Leaders This paper provides an overview of the 2014 Innovators Forum with a distillation of the key discussion points and recommendations regarding talent management. The group engaged in robust dialog about presenting a case for change to senior administrators, but also focused on pragmatic ideas and practices that can be acted on today. The paper outlines a talent management framework and recommendations for critical practices procurement leaders should follow.

 
Click to download .pdf   2013 Innovator Forum: Procurement and the Impact of Technology

Key Insights from the NAEP Innovators Forum and Recommended Strategies for Procurement Leaders. This paper provides an overview of the 20113 NAEP Innovators Forum along with a distillation of key discussion points and findings regarding the major issues impacting Higher Education procurement departments and policies today. It alsoo outlines the top seven strategies recommended by Forum attendees that senior administrators and educational procurement professionals can leverage to approach these complex problems and concerns.

 
Click to download .pdf   2012 Innovator Forum: Highed Education Industry Report

Key Insights from the NAEP Innovators Forum and Recommended Strategies for Procurement Leaders.
This paper provides an overview of the 2012 NAEP Innovators Forum along with a distillation of key discussion points and findings regarding the major issues impacting Higher Education procurement departments and policies today. It also outlines the top eight strategies recommended by Forum attendees that senior administrators and educational procurement professionals can leverage to approach these complex problems and concerns.

 
Click to download .pdf   AASCU Survey of State Regulatory Environment...

Public College and University Procurement
A Survey of the State Regulatory Environment, Institutional Procurement Practices and Efforts Toward Cost Containment.

 
Click to download .pdf   A Green Purchasing Policy Roadmap

NAEP conducted its first Sustainability Institute the first week of May 2007 at the Mission Palms Hotel in Tempe Arizona on the edge of the Arizona State University (ASU) campus. This report details one of the exercises the class undertoo on behalf of NAEP.

 
Click to download .pdf   Benchmarking Spend Analytics & Procurement Savings

In planning both short and long-term strategic objectives, the value of appropriate data becomes very clear. Reviewing and understanding the broad trends in higher education spend can inform your decisions as you create your institutions’ road map to success and identify savings opportunities.

 
Click to download .pdf   Lifecycle Management of Electronics on Campus

Electronics manufacturing and disposal contributes to serious global environmental and health concerns. When procuring electronics, purchasers should use global standards whenever possible to help optimize considerations that minimize impacts of operations and disposal.

 
Click to download .pdf   Strategies for a Solid Purchasing Card Program

Arizona State University’s program logged more than 120,000 transactions in 2007. ASU created a purchasing card advisory board comprised of fifteen influential users from across the university...

 
Click to download .pdf   2008 Monograph: Calculating Procurement's Value

In today’s global economy, outsourcing, mergers, right-sizing, partnerships, diversity, sustainability, Internet auctions, e-settlement and e-procurement are common themes. Measurable standards, value propositions, cost containment strategies, streamlined transaction processing and return-on-investment are topics which engage organizational leadership’s interest.

     
   


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