May 24, 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

Procurement: standardize and enhance processes to ensure pricing and transparency

  • Continued with weekly Procure-to-Pay Leadership meetings.
    • Completed KUCR PI/Delegate clean-up May 23rd.
  • Continued Onboarding Meetings for all Departments.
  • Continued training for Blue go-live.
    • Lecture (Available via Adobe Connect), Classroom (hands-on) & Drop-In (Fridays)
  • Reduced backlog for Vendor Process (add/change).
    • Includes – Dedicated Student Employee & Temp Staff (60-90 day term)
  • Huron P2P completed their term the week of 5/20.

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
  • In the next 30-60 days, we expect to enable the following catalogs (all available to KUMC):
    • SKC Communications – Audio Visual products
    • Matheson Tri-Gas – Industrial Gasses
    • Anixter – Specialty Wire & Cable for IT
    • B&H Photo – Digital Cameras, Photography Equipment, etc.

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