In fiscal year 2013, SMU spent $150 million on recurring goods and services such as business services, food and office supplies. To help the University realize $11 – 15 million in annual savings, the Procurement initiative began its work on November 6, 2014. The Procurement initiative team aims to help the University realize $11-15 million in annual savings by both delivering quick savings in a few specific spending categories and designing a high performing purchasing organization.
Leadership & Team Members +
Executive Sponsors: Dr. Al Niemi, dean of the Cox School of Business and Project Manager: Dawn Norris, executive director of Student Life
Advisors: John O’Connor and Terry Conner, director of Purchasing and Accounts Payable
Fast Track Savings
- Team Lead: Dawn Norris (Student Life)
- Patrick Cullen (Campus Services)
- Ellen Frost (Bridwell)
- Cathy Heckman (Purchasing)
- Abby Kinney (OIT)
- Justin Trombold (Simmons)
- Team Lead: Donna Cotter (CUL)
- Windy Epperson (A/P)
- Anel Reyna (OIT)
- Carmela Wells (G&C Accounting)
Procurement News +
- Streamlined Technology Purchasing Saves SMU $84K
- The Network Printer Effect: Procurement Initiative Projects Big Savings
- Procurement Initiative Designs “Quick Wins” to Save Up to $1 Million Annually
- Office Supply Swap Repurposes Goods and Saves Money
- Procurement Initiative To Measure Printing Needs
- Procurement Initiative Begins Work to Save SMU Millions in Annual Spending
Procurement FAQs +
- How will specialty printer contracts save SMU money?
- How can we justify the cost of large tents and fireworks as part of the Centennial celebration?
- How do I print confidential or sensitive documents to a secure printer?
- How do I order paper for my printer or copier?
- Frequently Asked Question on Snack Purchases
- What is the purpose of the sticker/tag on my printer?
- My printer is running low on toner and I don’t have access to a network printer yet. Can I purchase another toner cartridge for my printer?
- Frequently Asked Questions About New Printer Policies
- Is it true that the number of procurement card holders will be dramatically reduced?