June 10, 2013

Monday, June 10, 2013

Procurement: standardize and enhance processes to ensure pricing and transparency

  • Continued with weekly Procure-to-Pay Leadership meetings
  • Onboarding Meetings for all Departments have been completed
  • Continued training for Campus
    • Weekly Classroom (hands-on) & Drop-In (Fridays)
    • Additional Lecture Style classes are being scheduled for June-July
  • Continued to reduce backlog for Vendor Process (add/change)
  • Improved KUPPS utilization – Check Requests vs. Vouchers continued to improve. For week ending 6/1, Check Requests is 59.5% vs. Voucher 40.5%.
  • Continued SciQuest KU/KUMC Catalog Consortia tasks
    • Conducted weekly telecom w/KUMC

Strategic Sourcing: develop collaborative program across KU-KUMC

  • Analyzed past 12/mo. spend and continued work on report for leadership
    • Target areas are consistent with 'Huron' Roadmap for Success
  • The following catalogs are targeted to go live the week of 6/10 (all will be available to KUMC):
    • SKC Communications – Audio Visual products
    • Anixter – Specialty Wire & Cable for IT
    • Cartridge King – State Use Toner
  • The following catalogs are in work (all will be available to KUMC):
    • Matheson – Industrial Gasses
    • Complete Books & Media Supply - Books
    • B&H Photo – Digital Cameras, Photography Equipment, etc.

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