UC Procurement Services
February 2018
In This Issue
Moving Ahead with the SC500 Initiative
 
SC500 has made significant strides this past year. Progress has been made on numerous initiatives including the implementation of upstream technology, migration to the Unified Instance and application of Procure-to-Pay. And there's more to come in 2018. Read more
Sponsor's Message
  
We have emphasized many times how people, process and technology have provided the foundation for bringing us closer to One UC Procurement. Can they also help us expand Procurement opportunities to a broader California University partnership? Read more
  
Bill Cooper 
Associate Vice President  & Chief Procurement Officer
Sustainable Procurement Projects
  
Learn more about the latest projects happening in sustainable procurement, and attend the UC Annual Sustainable Procurement Summit this March in Santa Cruz. Read more
PLC Spotlight- Josh Dubroff

Get to know more about the members of the Procurement Leadership Council. A different PLC representative is featured in each issue of the newsletter. In this issue, learn more about Josh Dubroff, Chief Procurement Officer at UC Merced. Read more
A World View into Supply Chain 500
     
SC500 is getting worldwide attention! UC Santa Cruz's Chief Procurement Officer, Darin Matthews, presented at a conference in Milan, Italy sparking interest from European governments.   Read more
Strategic Sourcing Snapshot

Through Strategic Sourcing, UC strives to maximize its resources to reduce total cost of purchased products and services by leveraging its combined purchasing power. Check out some of the recent Strategic Sourcing accomplishments. Read more

UC San Diego Launches New Processes and Technology
   
UCSD has incorporated new processes to increase protections against fraud attempts and is using new technology to provide speedier mail distribution. Read more
 
UC Team and Individual Recognition 
 
UC Supply Chain teams and individuals are earning recognition for all types of accomplishments. Teams and individuals from UC Davis, UC San Diego, and Oakland are among them.  Read more 
Excel Tip: Convert Text Case 
  
Information, Analytics and Systems analysts often get questions about excel spreadsheets during conversations with commodity managers and stakeholders. Here's a helpful user tip on how to edit text to upper or lower case letters using simple functions. Read more
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