ACS Healthcheck

Examples of topics examined during the course of an ACS Healthcheck are:

Background
- Locations
- Users
- Goods Flow Patterns
- Supplier Base
- Staff Numbers
- Order Numbers
- Expenditure Breakdown
- Key Suppliers
- Local Purchasing Arrangements
- Delegated Powers / Authority Levels
- Previous Reviews
- Key Performance Indicators

Contract Making
- Pre-Contract Procedures
- Formal Enquiries
- Bid Analysis
- Group Contract Cover
- Group Contract Adherence

Purchase Origination
- Requisition Forms
- Suggested Suppliers

Purchasing Strategy
- Purchasing Strategy Document
- Risk Assessment

Policies and Procedures
- Relevant Documented Manuals
- Work Instructions

Personnel
- Organisation
- Job Descriptions
- Qualifications
- Roles and Responsibilities
- Training Needs Analysis


Environmental Impact
- 'Green' Suppliers
- Whole Life Costing
- Waste Disposal

Quality Management
- Internal Procedures
- Quality Approval Programme

Invoice Matching
- Discrepancies
- Separation of Duties

Ordering
- Manual / Computerised
- Priced / Unpriced
- Price Discrepancies

Price Control
- Cost Analysis
- Price Resistance
- Conditions of Contract
- Negotiation
- Scale (Leverage) Advantages
- Settlement Discounts

Delivery Management
- Supplier Lead Times
- Expediting

User Satisfaction
- Satisfaction Surveys
- Key User Interviews

Stores
- Stock Range
- Inventory Levels
- Costs