April Buying Blue CoP–Procurement Optimization Program, Revised procurement SPG, expense reporting tool upgrade

Apr 3, 2024 | News

Register to attend our next Buying Blue Community of Practice event, which will be held—virtually—on Thursday, April 11, 2024, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET.  Questions related to the topics below may be submitted in advance via this form.

  • Procurement Optimization Program—Tally Thrasher, assistant vice president and chief procurement officer, will share an update on the Procurement Optimization Program.  
  • Revised Procurement SPG—A revised Standard Practice Guide recently went into effect and offers units more purchasing flexibility. Adam Michoski, PO center manager, will review the process to make  purchases between $10,000 and less than $50,000 per the revised policy.
  • Chrome River update—Procurement Services is partnering with the Shared Services Center  to upgrade U-M’s expense reporting system to a new software solution called Chrome River, with a targeted go-live date of August 1, 2024. Karin Feher, assistant director travel & expense and business operations, will provide an update on the transition and discuss Chrome River’s interface and features.

This event will be recorded and posted on the Procurement Services website on the  Buying Blue page. If you have any questions about Buying Blue or our upcoming Community of Practice event, please email us

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