Susan K. BlumSusan K. Blum
Supervisor of Procurement
When Susan joined the department in 1985, the goal was to process a purchase requisition within three days of its receipt. In practice, allowing time for several approval signatures on each request, it frequently took seven to 10 days. Today, thanks to the university’s Financial Management System (SAP), a request made by 4:00 p.m. will reach the vendor by noon the next day. In some cases when a service or product is needed quickly a confirming order is issued within minutes.
Susan has been and continues to be an active trainer of staff members on the new system. She says she appreciates the time savings that SAP provides primarily because it allows her and her colleagues in the department to sharpen their focus on customer satisfaction.
Pictured: Pictured: Chancellor Harold Maurer; Susan Blum; daughter, Jenna; UNMC Vice Chancellor Don Leuenberger; and Regent Ryan Arnold.