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September 27, 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013

Procurementstandardize and enhance processes to ensure pricing and transparency

  • Procure to Pay leadership will continue on an ‘as needed’ basis
    • Weekly meeting with Project Champion
    • Business Process Owner meetings continue on an as needed basis
  • Vendor Add/Change process (backlog) has regressed some, but actions to improve are in place including filling open positions
  • KUPPS utilization – Check Requests vs. Vouchers
  • For the week ending 9/21: Check Req 91%, Voucher 9%
  • Continued SciQuest KU/KUMC Catalog Consortia tasks


Strategic Sourcing:  develop collaborative program across KU-KUMC

  • Under the SciQuest Consortia Agreement, all KU catalogs are available for KUMC use
  • The following catalogs are in Test
    • SKC Communications (Audio Video) Target for production – 10/7
    • Alpha Aesar (Scientific) Target Completion Date – 10/14
  • Others in work:
  • B&H Photo (Camera Equipment) – Target Completion Date -10/31
  • Matheson (Industrial Gases) Target Completion Date – 11/8
  • Aligent (Scientific) Target Completion Date - TBD
  • Bio-Rad (Scientific) Target Completion Date - TBD

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