Trends in Procurement Webinar Series
"Digital Purchasing Solutions in Education"
The first of 3 webinars sponsored by Grainger
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 | 2:00 PM ET
Federal and state education funding cuts have resulted in increased budget cuts, higher operational expenses and ultimately less resources such as people, technology and equipment, to keep institutions up and running. Often, the first-place administrative educational leaders look to cut from their budgets is procured goods and services. Therefore, there is an increased focus on procurement departments, who are already understaffed, to take on multiple strategic sourcing initiatives.
This webinar is the first of a three-part series of “Trends in Procurement”. It will provide an overview of digital purchasing solutions so institutions can adopt these digital technologies to help them maximize investments and improve productivity.
Educational institutions have different needs for procuring MRO items. Their main pain points are complexity, productivity and compliance. Grainger offers Grainger.com for institutions that want integrated shopping, ordering and invoice management. eProcurement allows institutions to connect their purchasing system to a supplier website. Mobile is ideal for techs who spend the work day away from their office or building. Understanding current challenges and how purchases are made, will determine the best eCommerce solution and key functionality to help them streamline and improve how they procure MRO items.
- Learn how to utilize eCommerce solutions to assist education institutions with integrated shopping, ordering and invoice management.
- Learn how eProcurement solutions help institutions connect their purchasing systems to a supplier website.
- Learn how eCommerce mobile solutions assist technicians who spend the work day away from their office or building.
Dan Kloes, an eCommerce Solutions Manager, Grainger
Dan Kloes is an eCommerce Solutions Manager for Grainger assisting public sector agencies and institutions for the last 6 years by implementing eCommerce solutions and streamlining their purchasing processes. Prior to the eCommerce role, Dan assisted Grainger customers with KeepStock managed inventory solutions, and helped with the redesign of Grainger’s distribution network. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Illinois State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.
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W.W. Grainger, Inc. is North America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products, helping institutions procure the MRO products they need. Helping institutions meet their diversity procurement goals.