The SSG takes its direction from an Operating Committee that consists of the Chief Procurement Officers (or CPOs) of the fifteen UT System institutions. Operating under the governance of As a UT Shared Services initiative, the Alliance receives oversight and executive level guidance from and the UT Shared Services Executive Committee, this consists of UT System’s Chief Business Officers (or CBOs), also known as the UT Shared Services Executive Committee. The Chief Procurement Officers or CPOs help shape and provide guidance to the Strategic Services Group or SSG. The SSG is a group of highly skilled supply chain professionals dedicated to overseeing the daily operations of the Alliance. Together—all working gears of the governance structure function in concert to manage all of the ongoing activities and responsibilities that are collectively known as the Alliance Collaborative Framework. The Collaborative Framework, led by the SSG, includes strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management, e-commerce technology, business intelligence, subject matter expert interfacing, and HUB minority business outreach programs among numerous other activities. The SSG works closely with member institutions guided by a highly structured and engaging strategic plan.