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About University Stores
Our Mission is:
"Providing Service, Supplies and Materials in a Timely and Cost Effective Manner to Meet the Changing needs of the University"

     

The purpose of University Stores is to purchase commonly used items in bulk quantity at a reduced cost and resell those items to the departments on campus at a lower cost than they can be purchased individually. We also purchase in bulk and issue specialty items for departments that do not have storage space for large quantity buys or the means to charge several fund numbers and cost centers as the items are issued.

Our History - In the early 80's there were several storerooms located across campus. General Stores was located in Service Building and reported to Purchasing. Chemistry, Bioscience, Physics and Pharmacy Stores were managed and operated by the individual departments. In order to take advantage of operational efficiencies and volume purchases the decision was made to combine all the storerooms under one management and inventory system. This was the beginning of University Stores. About the same time, it was decided University Stores would be self-supporting. To generate the revenue for funding, a mark-up would be added to the products. Today University Stores consist of General, Chemistry, Lilly and Pharmacy Stores and are all a part of Materials Management and Distribution. We stock around 4,657 inventory items in 37 categories. Annually we process approximately 90,000 requisitions with over 200,000 line items, which generate around $5,000,000 in sales.


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