The five-year overhaul of Memorial University’s Faculty of Science supply chain management (SCM) function stands apart from similar modernization projects for its holistic approach. The initiative focused heavily on partnerships and collaboration, drawing expertise from our Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S), Information Technology and Technical Services departments to achieve compatible objectives, as well as from … Continue reading "Partnering for Success – Modernizing Supply Chain Management at Memorial"
January 19, 2018
McGill Supplies Manager Solution – A Cross Road where Inventory Management, Procurement Strategies and Compliance Meet
After the 2010 success in developing and implementing the McGill MarketPlace (MMP), a holistic and fully integrated e-Procurement system, McGill University has turned its focus toward equipping its internal stockrooms/stores/services providers (the Stores) with an inventory management solution integrated with MMP. Starting 2015, the implementation of the SciQuest Supplies Manager solution (which was included in … Continue reading "McGill Supplies Manager Solution – A Cross Road where Inventory Management, Procurement Strategies and Compliance Meet"
January 12, 2017
he Facilities and Services Invoice Workflow initiative is transformative in many respects. The workflow software automates the department’s invoice payment process (25,000 invoices per year) and significantly increases productivity for over one hundred staff members located across the university. The system actively manages the invoice approval and processing cycle and reduces risk to the department … Continue reading "Facilities & Services (F&S) Invoice Workflow Project"
June 14, 2016
In March 2015 Western Retail Services (WRS) initiated a partnership with Propel Entrepreneurship at Western. Propel is part of the Campus-Linked Accelerator program, an initiative of the Ontario Government and administered through the Ontario Centres of Excellence. Propel provides co-working space, mentorship, seed-funding, events and acts as an advocate for local youth-based start-ups in the … Continue reading "Supporting Student Businesses: Building trust and relat ionships with student ent repreneurs"
June 13, 2016
Looking at Ancillary Services through a Wide Lens: Maximizing Revenue from Ancillary Services
June 17, 2013
The Good Ideas Contest resulted in the transformation of ideas into concrete changes at the University of Ottawa. Students benefited from the creation of a new orientation week at the starting of the winter semester; water and energy usage from restroom facilities were reduced; a Bike-Share Program was initiated to allow community members to use … Continue reading "Good Ideas Contest"
April 16, 2009
The WITS Track & Trace system was first initiated through collaborative meetings with Shipping & Receiving, Mail Services and Information Technology Services (ITS) staff to develop a better receiving process to record incoming shipments and log their final delivery location in order to reduce the frequency of misdirected/missing shipments. Once the staff realized how efficient … Continue reading "Central Receiving and Mail Services Track and Trace System"
April 16, 2008
The custodial management group is always pursuing cleaning products that are more effective but safe to use. Product testing and evaluation has been an ongoing practice for over a decade. Vendors have claimed products are “green” and will improve performance but many have not lived up to the promises. The custodial staff, as our custom, … Continue reading "Sustainable Daily Use Cleaning Products"
April 16, 2008
The stakeholders in each department were involved from the inception. During the requirements documentation phase, input was received and a thorough analysis of the existing business practices was undertaken with the intent to streamline and consolidate these practices. Through an iterative design/development process the stakeholders altered any processes or components that were not meeting their … Continue reading "Counseling Center System"
April 16, 2005
This web-based estimating tool could not have been developed without the continuing support of our clients and Facilities Management staff. Facilities Management staff and our clients have been a part of the process from the very start. In the beginning Facilities Management staff and clients reviewed, analyzed, and helped to assess how projects were handled. … Continue reading "Quick-Calc – A Web-Based Budget Calculator"
April 16, 2004
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