NAEP Webinar presented by Sourcewell
"The Six Pillars to Strategic Sourcing"
Thursday, May 9, 2019 | 2:00 PM ET
Higher Education procurement is steadily moving away from tactical sourcing and instead taking a strategic approach. Sourcewell is proud to collaborate with subject matter experts from your profession to share what it takes to operate strategically in a way that sets your institution up for success.
Whether you are a from a small college or large university, this webinar will explain six pillars that help you move away from short-term, transactional buying and instead have a plan in place that allows you to be smarter, more strategic, while maximizing the value of spend with your most critical suppliers.
1. Learn about key steps to developing a successful strategy that will increase efficiencies.
2. Learn where and how to obtain relevant data and how to use the data to identify sourcing gaps and opportunities.
3. Learn techniques to developing and maintaining successful supplier relationships that will leave your campus customers satisfied.
Duane Tucker, Director of Strategic Procurement, University of Colorado
Duane Tucker joined the University of Colorado in 2008. As Director of Strategic Procurement, he manages the Supplier Relationship, Strategic Sourcing, Business Intelligence, and Business Analytics program. He is the immediate Past President of NAEP’s Rocky Mountain Region, as well as past chair and long-time member of the NAEP Scholarship Committee.
Katie Alba, Membership Development Administrator, Sourcewell
Katie serves as a membership development administrator for Sourcewell's marketing team and is responsible for researching and developing potential partnerships and opportunities in alignment with member needs. She specifically communicates with and supports higher education procurement professionals throughout North America. Katie is committed building valued relationships and delivering innovative solutions that best serve Sourcewell members’ procurement needs.
Melissa Deets, Manager, Education Contract Strategist Team, CDWG
Melissa Deets joined CDWG in 2006 and leads the Education Contract Strategist Team at CDW-G. The Education Contract Strategist Team consists of a group of individuals focused on the strategic implementation of contracts to help education customers achieve procurement goals within technology. Melissa and her team focus on thoughtful pursuit of contracts through customer discussion to determine goals for a contract and work collectively with the customer and legal to negotiate meaningful terms and conditions. Once negotiation is complete, the Education Contract Strategist Team works both internally at CDW-G and externally with the customer to formally launch the contract, to maximize contract benefits and promote strategic sourcing within procurement.
Participants who attend this webcast will receive 1 hour of continuing education credit. This time may be applied toward ISM’s CPSM/CPSD certification or C.P.M. recertification and/or A.P.P. re-accreditation, or UPPCC’s CPPO/CPPB certification or recertification program requirements.
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