Supplier Spotlight: Nikon Instruments, Inc.

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An Interview with Jacquelyn Perry, Contract Administration Manager, Nikon Instruments, Inc. For over 100 years, Nikon Instruments, Inc. has been a world leader in the development and manufacture of optical and digital imaging technology for biomedical, clinical, and research applications. As the only microscope company to manufacture its own glass, Nikon Instruments ensures the very […]

Spend Data in Education

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A Flashlight in the Dark If you find yourself walking in a dark room filled with obstacles, wouldn’t you like to have a flashlight? That flashlight is data – it’s what illuminates that dark room so you can get a handle on your environment. In the world of supply chain, you always start with spend […]

Adjudication Services

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A Background Check Program’s Hidden Gem A recent HireRight Benchmark Report reveals that the two things keeping hiring professionals up at night are concerns arising from negligent hiring and compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) laws and guidance. Adjudication services help employers ensure that all candidates are measured in accordance with company hiring guidelines. […]

7 Reasons to Use Cooperative Contracts

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It’s Time to Enhance Your Procurement Strategy As purchasing requirements for education become more complicated and budgeting constraints become tighter, procurement professionals are continuing to seek innovative ways to deliver savings and efficiencies. This is especially true for educational and related institutions. An important resource in the procurement toolbox, the benefits available through a purchasing cooperative […]

Developing A Scientific Contract Strategy

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5 Things to Consider Before You Get Started Like any scientific venture, major decisions – especially financial – require thorough research, planning, and strategy for successful implementation. Before you begin developing a contracting strategy for your scientific purchases, consider these 5 key points. 1. What Are You Buying? Most universities have a sense for their […]

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

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Why it Pays to Engage Your Procurement Department I recently heard about an interesting presentation given by Mike Rulli, Procurement Specialist at the University of Notre Dame. As part of his presentation, Mike detailed the ways in which Notre Dame’s procurement department has forged a successful collaboration with the office of research. The presentation resonated […]