June 24, 2013

Monday, June 24, 2013

Procurement: standardize and enhance processes to ensure pricing and transparency

  • Continued with weekly Procure-to-Pay Leadership meetings
  • Continued training for Campus
    • Weekly Classroom (hands-on) Sessions continue
    • Additional Lecture Style classes are being scheduled for June-July-August
  • Vendor Process (add/change) is now current – backlog has been reduced to 1/day.
  • Improved KUPPS utilization – Check Requests vs. Vouchers continued to improve. For week ending 6/15, Check Requests is 63% vs. Voucher 37%.
  • Continued SciQuest KU/KUMC Catalog Consortia tasks
    • Conducted weekly telecom w/KUMC

Strategic Sourcing: develop collaborative program across KU-KUMC

  • Working with STAPLES on an "Early Pay Discount" - expected to go live early in FY14.
  • Sigma-Aldrich – Switch from Punchout to Hosted Catalog – COMPLETE.
  • The following catalogs are targeted to go live the week of 6/24 (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.
    • VWR – Switch from Punchout to Hosted.


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