UC Procurement On Stage

On periodic Fridays, noon–1 p.m., UC Procurement hosts informative webinars on various topics related to Procurement and Supply Chain. These webinars feature informative presentations that UC Procurement Professionals have conducted at conferences and other events. It provides an opportunity for UC Procurement staff to gain expertise from fellow colleagues and understand UC’s presence in the wider community. If you are interested in attending one of these webinars, please register using the links below.

If you are interested in the slide deck or recording to a previous webinar or would like to make a presentation, please contact Bara.Waters@ucop.edu.

2018 Calendar

Date       Title Presenter/s Description
May 18 Innovating on a Budget

Tim Loomas, Analytics & Reporting Manager- UCOP

Sara Kayser, Sourcing Technology Product Manager- UCOP

Innovation is often thought of as “leading edge” technology; however it doesn’t have to be. Learn how systemwide Analytics and Sourcing have used the SharePoint tool to change how UC manages key procurement processes bringing about greater transparency, measurability and accountability.
July 27 Strategic Sourcing: Guiding the Pack

Britany Duyanovich, Strategic Sourcing Manager, UCD

Hampton Sublett, Director, Strategic Solutions, UCD

Often times, Procurement is positioned to be involved at the end of a project when a transaction needs to be processed or a bid has already been conceptualized and just needs to hit the street thus limiting Procurement’s role and ability to be impactful. In today’s changing fiscal and ecommerce environments, procurement’s shift to proactively identifying opportunities and leading change is necessary to maintain relevancy.
August 17 Showing the Value of Procurement to Finance

Todd Adams, Director, BFS- Procurement/Contracts, UCSD

Greg Muller, MRO Commodity Manager, UCSD

We all know that Procurement saves your campus money, but what are you doing to communicate your value in a way that resonates with your Finance office? UC San Diego has developed a Financial Benefit Statement that documents revenue, savings and operating costs in the style of an income statement which we share with our Controller and Chief Financial Officer. Learn how this form was developed and the strategies we use when we present the data to our Finance office.
September 14 Scammed! A Cautionary Tale and a Defense Strategy

Jim Hine, Associate Vice Chancellor/ CPO- UCSF

Vanessa Wong, Executive Director of Supply Chain Management- UCSF

In 2017 UCSF was hit by a sophisticated scam that routed payment intended for a construction contractor to a fraudster’s account. This presentation will “show our warts” on a topic that many campuses are afraid or ashamed to discuss. They will also discuss the partnership with FICO to initiate real-time risk assessment for fraud as well as HIPAA, IT Security, and Federal/State policy violation exposures for P2P, P-card and T&E transactions.