The UC Sustainable Procurement Working Group hosted its second annual Sustainable Procurement Summit held on March 14th at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum. Read more
Through innovation, collaboration and dedication, UC Procurement/Supply Chain staff have led the way to promoting financial health in higher education. One of the ways we are able to achieve this is by thinking outside the box. It's not enough anymore for universities to cut costs or find ways to save money. It's time to also focus on revenue generation. To support this charge, it's important that procurement and supply chain functions be seen by executive leadership as strategic contributors meriting budget and headcount investment commensurate with their potential for exponential return. My recent article in the February
2018 issue of University Business Magazine discusses this very concept. You can read it HERE.
Please don't miss other nationally published articles and local campus newsletter stories written by and about our very own UC Procurement and Supply Chain professionals. Links to these stories can be found in the "UC in the News" section of this issue.
Associate Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer
UC Procurement employee aids in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria
Faye McCullough of UCSD IPPS and her boyfriend, Brian, spent their winter break helping residents of the Caribbean island of Dominica recover from the devastation Hurricane Maria left behind.Read more
CalUsource training in the rearview mirror...
Early this year, the CalUsource team held 28 training sessions for nearly 300 procurement professionals across UC and CSU systems. The team continues to make system and knowledge transfer improvements based on user feedback.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.
Have you made a recent presentation at a recent conference or event? Chances are other systemwide UC Procurement Professionals would be interested to hear it. Contact
Andrea Tung to get on the calendar for the 2018 season of UC Procurement On Stage!
Excel Tip: MODE Function
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 use the MODE function to determine trends in your data. Read more