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December 1, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014

Progress made this reporting period:

Procurementstandardize and enhance processes to ensure pricing and transparency

  • Target Implementation: Q2-FY15
    • Pilot with two (2) vendors begins November 24th
  • Supplier Enrollment Metrics – 289 Suppliers Enrolled
    • Estimated annual revenue - $389K (when fully implemented with the current enrollment)
    • Procurement recruiting activity – 222 candidates (suppliers) identified
      • 195 Declines, 12 Pending , 1 New Supplier


Strategic Sourcing:  develop collaborative program across KU-KUMC

Contracts & Catalogs

  • Contracts
    • Vantage Point Logistics – 3rd Party Freight Management Company
      • Working w/FMS to determine potential method that will work with Research Funds
      • Looking to see if it makes sense to implement with UKANS only funds (to start with)
  • Catalogs
    • Looking at the potential of one or more Auto Parts Catalogs
    • Union (Tech Shop) Catalog for Apple Products now has Key Word Search functionality
    • Looking at moving more Punchout catalogs to Level II which allows for Key Word Search functions

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