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Topics: Administration and Finance, Procurement

Influence Purchasing Behavior in a Decentralized Environment

Reducing the cost of external goods and services purchased while maintaining service quality remains a notionally large but elusive goal for many institutions, who find it challenging to motivate faculty to buy on contract, and near-impossible to marshal cross-campus data to negotiate effectively with vendors. These resources profile the approaches that progressive business affairs and procurement leaders have taken to influence purchasing behavior and achieve meaningful savings in the university’s decentralized, service-oriented culture.

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