Higher Education Category Outsourcing Led to Over $96M in Cost Reduction


A $2B Higher Education institution with over $1B in indirect procurement spend hired AArete to become their strategic sourcing function. The University retained their transactional buyers, but in an effort to increase savings and drive business practices into the organization, AArete was hired to become the outsourced strategic sourcing department. 

Results & Benefits

Over the course of 8 years, AArete has strategically sourced over $475M driving over $96M in cost reduction. AArete took ownership of identifying strategic sourcing projects, executing contracts, partnering with business stakeholders, and driving realized cost savings. In addition, AArete brought business processes and best in class operations to the University. Through this effort, the University was able to provide expanded scale to their transactional procurement department reducing the riskof open positions and lack of tribal knowledge. 

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