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IPPS Initiatives

Learn about new and ongoing IPPS initiatives.

In support of our overall strategic plan, Integrated Procure-to-Pay Solutions (IPPS) has implemented several key initiatives. Each key initiative is spearheaded by an IPPS team comprised of staff members from across all IPPS units. Team members selected which initiative(s) to join based on their own interests and career goals rather than their current role within IPPS. Structuring the initiatives in this way upholds our department's integrated model and empowers teams throughout IPPS to explore and develop cross-functional talents in a supportive, collaborative environment that inspires innovative solutions.


PPE Store Program

In partnership with Research Affairs and the Emergency Operations Center, IPPS Logistics and Procurement teams have been able to maintain an inventory of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that is available for purchase via Oracle Procurement. Click on the PPE Store Program link in the left nav to learn how to order COVID PPE from Oracle Procurement.

Logistics 2.0

Conduct a feasibility study that explores solutions for creating a fully sustainable, carbon-neutral, Last Mile delivery system that is cost-effective and expedient enough to meet the same-day delivery expectations of expedited shipping methods to Campus and Health Systems locations. Click on the Logistics 2.0 link in the left nav to learn more.

Payment Strategy

UC San Diego's Payment Strategy is part of a larger, UC-wide initiative to protect our institutions from complex fraud schemes. Beyond mitigating risk, the IPPS Payment Strategy team continually assesses all aspects of the payment process and improves upon them to enhance the overall payee experience for campus and suppliers. Click on the Payment Strategy link in the left nav to learn more.

Hotel Strategy

Contract with high usage, local hotels and negotiate more desirable terms and conditions, and benefit concessions. Drive campus to use contracted suppliers for hospitality needs (e.g. room blocks, conferences, meetings, and events).

Client Communities

Create a framework for establishing communities of IPPS client advocates to develop IPPS relationships, including the successful adoption of processes and technology.

Savings Goals

Develop a plan to exceed the IPPS Benefit Bank goals in each of the next five years.


Holistic Supplier Management Strategy

Develop a culture of supplier management ownership throughout IPPS. Enhance supplier understanding of P2P and streamline administrative processes.


Talent Recruitment and Tracking

Optimize recruitment and introduce a method to support and track the professional development of staff and students in IPPS and SFS.

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