Procurement and Payment Services has established a Procurement Advisory Committee to partner with campus in simplifying the procure-to-pay process. The committee supports the Division of Financial Affairs’ strategic initiative to reimagine procurement, which aims to bring a better procurement experience and greater value to customers.
This new committee includes college business officers, business service center directors, staff members, and key campus customers. With an eye to maintaining compliance with Cornell’s policies and related regulations while also increasing efficiency in the procurement and payment process, the committee advises Procurement on stakeholders’ needs and discusses, analyzes, and considers enhancements to procurement transaction cycles.
Whenever a transaction cycle is selected for review, the committee forms a subcommittee that includes staff members involved in processing those transactions, as well as the customers who purchase goods and services. “It’s important to include people from all levels,” says Senior Director Thomas Romantic, “so that subcommittees can evaluate a complete picture of the process.”
The Procurement Advisory Committee is expected to continue working for the next few years as part of an overall five-year Division of Financial Affairs strategic plan.