The multiple-year contract is to meet the many needs of educational research and medical departments throughout the university.
Linde will supply all the compressed industrial, speciality and liquid cylinder gases used at the university. Also as part of the agreement, Linde has implemented a full electronic-business solution enabling end users to order products via a punchout.
University employees will be able to directly search and order products, verify pricing and delivery times from their own sites, reducing admin times, invoice disputes, pricing errors and order accuracy.
A tracking system has also been implemented to monitor up to 7,000 compressed gas cylinders that are in use at any time at several hundred university locations.