By Vanessa Wong, Executive Director of Procurement & Solutions, University of California San Francisco Supply Chain Management
A recent trend of rising "supplier imposter" fraud cases targeting universities was observed particularly in areas of construction and high tech industries. Scammers who target these groups are primarily motivated by financial gain. Regardless of their level of sophistication, these scammers appear to be extremely organized and methodical in planning and executing their scams; and have proven to be successful in their efforts. Financial loss to higher education institutions has approached in the millions from a single occurrence so this is an extremely serious issue across the country.
Contract Management, Leadership & Strategic Planning, Analytics, Supply Chain Management, Talent Management... These are just some of the educational session categories planned for the national meeting in Orlando this April. The full program complete with session detail is now available for your review as you consider your professional development for 2018.
Finish this year and start the next one with a big dose of professional development. In-person events and webinars are on the schedule in December and the first quarter of 2018.