Technology and Strategic Innovation Lead to a Procurement Transformation at Scripps

Streamlining eProcurement and accounts payable processes

Prior to transforming its procurement systems, The Scripps Research Institute was typical of most research institutions in its focus on its core mission—excellence in its discovery efforts—rather than on supply chain strategies. But its manual, paper-based procurement processes was dragging down its research efforts. The lack of automation would need to be rectified—the thought that a world-class scientist’s focus could be pulled away from the next major research development to chase down a requisition was unacceptable. With the implementation of strategic eProcurement tools, the world’s largest independent non-profit biomedical research facility has streamlined its accounts payable process, reduced costs, and saved hundreds of thousands of dollars. And most importantly, researchers can now easily and quickly obtain the supplies they need to focus on their work with fewer administrative interruptions.

Read the success story to find out how Scripps:

  • Reduced time ordering and managing those orders by 85%
  • Saved 7% or more on materials purchases in labs
  • Cut average number of persons required to process orders from 17 to three, giving many hours of research time back to staff
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