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The Museum of Procurement at Rutgers – New Brunswick

Rutgers School of Business – New Brunswick Campus
100 Rockefeller Road, Piscataway, NJ

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Thursday, February 1 at 10:30 AM
MBA Lounge Alcove

Length of Exhibit:
February 1 – late April, 2024

It has been said that the history of civilization is the history of procurement.

Procurement is all around us; the device you’re reading this on, the clothes you’re wearing, and the food you eat all had to be procured from somewhere. After all, civilization is about moving stuff into the right place at the right time.

In Arkestro’s Museum of Procurement exhibit, you’ll learn more about how different cultures handled procurement, billing, debt, accounting, and other concepts vital to a functioning civilization. Starting in 4000 BCE, the museum of procurement tracks the history of procurement in chronological order.

“For anyone interested in creating the future of the procurement and supply chain profession, we believe engaging with the past is critical.”
Edmund Zagorin

Arkestro CSO and Founder

What to expect

Come view our traveling procurement museum, currently residing at Rutger’s University–Newark, where you’ll learn about the people, places, and tools that lead to today’s predictive procurement technology:
  • Procurement’s Ancient Beginnings
  • Early Transaction Records
  • Contracts and Contingencies
  • Counting Boards, the Exchequer, and the
  • Abacus
  • Modern Supplier Partnerships
  • and more…

Why Rutgers?

Rutgers Business School Supply Chain Management program is ranked 2nd in North America. Rutgers has been a powerful champion of expanding and diversifying talent for the supply chain profession through robust coursework and industry partnerships. As Rutgers Professor William McLaury states: “We can all understand the value of a well-managed supply chain.” Rutgers students are not only encouraged to pursue majors in Supply Chain Management, but to consider the role of supply chains in business operations and in our daily lives.


Neil Lustig

Neil Lustig

Chief Executive Officer

Edmund Zagorin

Edmund Zagorin

Chief Strategy Officer and Founder

Arash Azadegan

Arash Azadegan

Professor I and Department Vice Chair, Rutgers Business School, Newark & New Brunswick

Museum of Procurement Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Photos – Rutgers Newark:

Rutgers Business School

100 Rockefeller Road, Piscataway, NJ

Rutgers University–New Brunswick is one of three regional campuses of Rutgers University, New Jersey’s State University.

About Arkestro

Founded in 2017, Arkestro’s Predictive Procurement Orchestration (PPO), taps into the power of behavioral science, game theory and machine learning to help companies make their best buying decisions faster across all addressable spend. Top enterprises leverage Arkestro to confidently optimize their procurement cycles with direct actions and clear recommendations, managing spend at scale without increasing headcount. See Arkestro in action at

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