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WEBINAR: Partnership as a Service: Driving Change & Delivering Unconventional Returns at UMass (Art of Procurement, SupplyLogic)
Tuesday, November 02, 2021, 01:00pm - 02:00pm
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Each change journey is unique - and yet - can benefit from embracing the proven best practices that have been formalized by specialists with equally unique expertise. The benefits of taking such a journey are becoming clear at the University of Massachusetts, as they bring their print, marketing, and branded merchandise spend under management, through partnership with SupplyLogic.

David Cho is the Chief Procurement Officer and Managing Director at the University of Massachusetts. His team began their change journey with an investment in their partnerships (both internal and external), technology, and data that helped them achieve a deeper understanding of their marketing and print services spend. They worked at the category level to inform strategies and decisions that would have a lasting impact and deliver multiple forms of ROI for the university.

In an AOP Live session on November 2nd at 1pm ET, David will be joined by Phil Schoonmaker, CEO of SupplyLogic, to provide insight into the University of Massachusetts’ journey and answer live audience questions about what he and his team learned along the way:

  • The importance of centralizing procurement so that there can be one ‘attack plan’ for managing large numbers of suppliers and transactions and one approach to influencing stakeholders
  • When and why to leverage experts outside of the organization to advance the partnerships being built internally
  • Insights and intelligence that can be used to advance corporate social responsibility in the form of local, diversity-owned, and environmentally friendly supplier partnerships

Attendees will learn how to modernize the process of buying by helping the sourcing process become more proactive, ultimately leading to engagements that deliver unconventional returns and allowing procurement to reposition themselves as agents of change.