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December 15, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

Procurementstandardize and enhance processes to ensure pricing and transparency

Payment Plus                                              

  • Target Implementation: Q2-FY15
    • Pilot is live, 1st reconciliation file received in KU Payables
    • Supplier Enrollment Metrics – 289 Suppliers Enrolled
    • Estimated annual revenue - $389K (when fully implemented with the current enrollment)
    • Procurement recruiting activity – 222 candidates (suppliers) identified
      • 202 Declines, 10 Pending , 1 New Supplier


Process Changes

  • New workflow for Radioactive materials -  FMS working with EHS on next steps
  • New Uniform Guidance Requirements - changes to workflow is the next priority


Strategic Sourcing:  develop collaborative program across KU-KUMC

Contracts & Catalogs

  • Contract Opportunities
    • Vantage Point Logistics – 3rd Party Freight Management Company
      • Working w/FMS to determine potential method that will work with Research Funds
  • Catalogs
    • Looking at the potential of one or more Auto Parts Catalogs
    • Looking at moving more Punchout catalogs to Level II which allows for Key Word Search functions

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