Durham University makes the grade with Medius Procurement

Durham University is a top UK University for undergraduate and post graduate studies, ranking  in the top 100 globally. Facing reduced budgets, Durham needed a more strategic approach to procurement. Read their story and find out how these needs were met with Medius Procurement.

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Procurement story

Background on Durham University and their set-up

  • Website: Durham University
  • Industry: Education
  • ERP: Oracle
  • Location: UK
  • Solution: Procurement
Benefits of Medius Procurement
  • Reduced manual intervention through automated workflows and approvals
  • Removed all paper and met environmental targets
  • Reached 80% of savings goal within 18 months of a two-year program

Who is Durham University

A globally outstanding center of teaching and research with 3000 staff and 15,000 students,  Durham has achieved world- leading status in both undergraduate and post graduate education.

What was the challenge?

Durham was seeking a more strategic approach to procurement, but as a public sector organization needed to establish strong justification in cost and efficiency gains.

How did we help?

With automated back office reporting, Durham has reduced manual processing time and freed up staff to focus on strategic activities.

“Suppliers have full transparency and can see where they are positioned against other suppliers. That transparency allows the University to obtain best value.”

Senior Category Manager
Durham University

Positioned for Success

  • Saving $3-4M per year
  • Using a holistic purchasing suite to improve sustainability and increase financial transparency
  • Procurement functions better and can focus on more strategic activities

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