Strategic sourcing: new approaches to deliver success

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Strategic sourcing: new approaches to deliver success

This conference will examine the state of play in strategic sourcing. It will demonstrate how universities can prioritise areas for change, better understand the marketplace for service providers and will offer tips for managing new relationships.

The event will explore how to embed the student experience, sustainability and social value into change processes while delivering better value for money. Delegates will be able to learn from case studies on taking services back in-house, outsourced and shared services, collaborations, and using ICT to improve value. The event is provided by UUK in association with AUDE, BUFDG and the Efficiency Exchange.

Our universities are under considerable pressure. They must continue to deliver world-class teaching, learning and research as well as meeting the ever more challenging demands of students, and continuing to invest in the future. Meanwhile, competition, uncertainty and austerity combine to place huge pressure on resources. Increasingly, universities are exploring new and innovative ways of delivering services and managing operations in ways that can increase productivity, reduce costs, and improve quality.

But knowing how to prioritise the needs of your organisation, evaluate the available options and how to implement change can be difficult – this is where Strategic Sourcing can help!

This conference will:

  • Feature senior leaders, HE professionals and academics discussing the state of play in our universities and the challenges ahead
  • Introduce “strategic sourcing” and present the latest picture of what universities are doing and where future opportunities may lie
  • Demonstrate how you can prioritise areas for change, better understand the marketplace for service providers and tips for managing new relationships
  • Explore how to embed the student experience, sustainability and social value in to change processes while delivering better value for money
  • Learn from your peers, through case studies on taking services back in-house; outsourced and shared services; collaborations; and using ICT to improve value.

Who should attend?

This conference is aimed at those working in universities who have a responsibility for running, delivering or transforming operational functions and professional services in universities, including:

  • Directors of professional services and operational areas, such as estates, finance, human resources, ICT, procurement, and student services;
  • Higher education professionals with a responsibility for delivering professional services in universities
  • Senior leaders and chief operational officers.

 

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