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Purchasing Services, operating within the University's Division of Business Services, is responsible for the University's campus-wide procure-to-pay process and over $1 billion of annual purchases of construction, equipment, supplies, travel, print and design, and service requirements.
The work of Purchasing Services and the resolve of our senior leadership to place supply chain on the leading edge of Penn's cost containment efforts enable us to leverage our annual buying power and strategically impact the institution's bottom line.
Purchasing Services is committed to ensuring that our supply chain initiatives and supplier partners meet the unique needs of the faculty and staff we serve. We partner with suppliers in many product categories, from multi-national corporations to small locally based businesses to provide the products and services our customers want and expect.
We also focus on continuous process improvement so that our campus-wide procure-to-pay processes are efficient and effective and "make purchasing easy".
Our supply chain accomplishments are recognized in the industry and result in prestige for Penn. This commitment to procurement excellence and a cost effective supply chain fulfills a primary directive of our Mission: "to steward the resources entrusted to us."
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