best snic23-may3

3 p.m. EST Wednesday, May 3, 2023
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Collaborative purchasing comes in different forms and is an efficient approach to procurement. This session, featuring three different purchasing groups, will touch on the types of collaborative purchasing options available. Learn tips and tricks of a finely tuned co-op, one that communicates regularly with stakeholders and fine-tunes the forecasting process. With supply chain issues throwing a wrench in the works, for even the most seasoned co-ops, this experienced panel will share tools to stay on course.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the different types of collaborative purchasing.
  • Compare and contrast 3 different types of purchasing groups approach to procurement.
  • Describe the pros and cons of group purchasing.

Earning CEUs
SNA CEUs: 1.0
Key Area 2000: Operations
Key Topic 2400: Purchasing/Procurement


Stephanie Ewing, RD, SNS
Chief Government Officer
Gold Star Foods

Laura Bruno, RD, SNS
Buena Vista Foods

Monica Deines-Henderson, MBA, SNS
Director of Nutrition
Falcon School District 49
Peyton, Colorado

Tami Hitt-Wyant, BS, NDTR, SNS
Director of ASPIN