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Procurement Optimization

Moving past “best” to become what’s NEXT.

The Procurement Optimization Program is a groundbreaking transformation initiative that launched this fall—in partnership with the university community—to revolutionize the way U-M buys goods and services. Visit this webpage for program updates.

Improve Service Levels to Reduce Administrative Burden

Enable employees to focus on mission-aligned activities by creating a customer-centric, flexible, and responsive organization with best-in-class tools.

Efficiencies and Reduce Costs

Streamline processes with technology that offers improved user interfaces, more reliability, and automation opportunities. Increase strategic sourcing capacity and shift transactional work to U-M’s Shared Services Center.

Prepare for the Future and Adapt to Current Priorities

Improve current state and simplify technology before U-M’s anticipated ERP implementation. The proposed timeline adapts to Michigan Medicine’s current workload and priorities.

Learn More About the Four Procurement Optimization Components

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Expense Management—Coming Soon

Implement Chrome River—a new expense-reporting system—to provide better service and enhanced capabilities (Replacing Concur)

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Procurement—Coming Soon

Implement U-M’s new—and higher—bid threshold limit and enhance/relaunch Jaggaer eProcurement system



Enhance program to increase usage and save U-M money


Reorganization—Coming Soon

Provide exemplary service to the U-M community by realigning our teams to excel in transactional areas, strategy, and purchasing categories

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