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Supply Chain Issues

March 3, 2022

As highlighted in the news for months, the pandemic has put continuous strain on the supply chain.  Our preferred vendors have done a great job prioritizing Northwestern to the best of their ability.  This is a reminder to departments and schools to plan ahead as much as possible when buying goods.  In addition, pricing may have increased as much as 10% for certain commodities and services, although Procurement and Payment Services (PPS) is working hard to minimize the impact of these supply chain challenges on Northwestern.  PPS will continue to update staff with additional information when it becomes available.  If you need assistance during these challenging times, please reach out to PPS at

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