May 13, 2013

Monday, May 13, 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 –
    • IT Update expected to be complete by May 20th.
  • Completed Blue Onboarding meetings for Academic Departments targeted for May 13th go-live.
  • Continued Onboarding meetings for other Departments targeted for May 20th go-live dates.
  • Began training for Blue go-live
    • Lecture (Available via Adobe Connect), Classroom (hands-on) & Drop-In (Fridays).
  • Increased payables staff for Vendor Process (add/change).
    • Includes – Dedicated Student Employee & Temp Staff (60-90 day term).

Strategic Sourcing: develop collaborative program across KU-KUMC

  • Analyzed past 12/mo. spend to look for contract compliance & sourcing opportunities.
    • Will provide draft of strategic plan in next report.
  • 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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