Proprietary E-Procurement and Strategic Sourcing
Norman H. McGarry, CPPB
Norman H. McGarry, CPPB, Manager, Auxiliary Business Services, Nm01bps@birmingham.k12.mi.us, 248-203-3056
Jon Barth, MA
Jon Barth, MA, Technology and Projects Specialist, Auxiliary Business Services, Jb02bps@birmingham.k12.mi.us, 248-203-3094
87th Annual International Conference Proceedings - 2002 - San Francisco, CA
Warehouse overhead, order fulfillment, customer satisfaction and transaction costs were a few of the concerns that stimulated thought and action toward a proprietary eprocurement solution. We discovered that although many were rushing to invent the wheel, no k12 district had created a "cradle-to-grave" process that included strategically sourcing vendors, electronically routing orders and approvals, and ensuring just in time delivery. What we discovered and what you are about to read, is that a proprietary solution is possible with the right combination of courage, vision, strategy and technology.