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Strategic Procurement at McMaster University

McMaster’s focus on sustainability, including climate change sparked this strategic project partnering with students and university suppliers to align buying practices with our sustainability commitments, intersecting social and environmental impacts with economic considerations. The outcome is that products and services are evaluated for best value with the lowest environmental impact and most positive social change. Strategic Procurement … Continue reading "Strategic Procurement at McMaster University"

June 15, 2022

Changing the Procure to Pay University Landscape

When Queen’s Strategic Procurement Services (SPS) implemented a complete end-to-end Procure-to-Pay (P2P) solution in May 2017, little did they know that it would pave the way for a seamless and agile transition to remote working.  Leveraging the improvements and changes made to both systems and processes, SPS was able to immediately pivot to processing all … Continue reading "Changing the Procure to Pay University Landscape"

June 15, 2021

“McGill Satellite Procurement Operations” – A Customer Centric Approach

McGill’s vision to implement “Satellite Procurement operations” started taking shape in 2009, with the goal to improve customer service and strengthen the impartiality of the procurement process. The model relies heavily on collaboration, building relationships and sharing functional knowledge while focusing on improving customer response time, process efficiencies and cost savings. A value driven and … Continue reading "“McGill Satellite Procurement Operations” – A Customer Centric Approach"

April 16, 2015

Group purchase of cellular telephones

Three aspects of this accomplishment are transferable to other institutions: – The possibility of obtaining conditions that meet the specific needs of institutions. For example, invoicing that is automatically adjusted according to actual use. In this model, each user starts out the month with the basic plan and then is invoiced at the end of … Continue reading "Group purchase of cellular telephones"

April 16, 2014

Redefining Traditional Contracts for University Food Services

With the assistance of the consultant, this strategy and model was developed by and based on significant market research. The consultant incorporated other university and college models, and also gathered input and feedback from the UPEI community: – Personal interviews were conducted with key member of the administration. – Focus groups were conducted with UPEI … Continue reading "Redefining Traditional Contracts for University Food Services"

April 16, 2007

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