Materials Management

This site provides information on the various services provided through Materials Management, along with the latest, up-to-date news on purchasing related matters.

Directory of Administration

Contact Position/Department Phone Email
Kenneth Baker Manager, Materials Systems 464-2427 bakerk@upstate.edu
Richard Litz Director, Hospital Purchasing & Central Stores 464-2403 litzr@upstate.edu
Steven Egan Supervisor, Receiving 464-6187 egans@upstate.edu
Donald Sadeckas Director, Equipment and Supply Logistics 464-6421 sadeckad@upstate.edu
W. Donald Terry Materials Manager, UHCC 464-6423 terryd@upstate.edu
Brenda Rodriguez Manager, Mail Room 464-5328 rodrigb@upstate.edu

Information for Vendors Of University Hospital

Components of Materials Management

  • Hospital Purchasing
    The Hospital Purchasing Department at University Hospital is responsible for procuring the supplies, equipment and services used throughout the facility. The Purchasing Department is authorized to issue contract and purchase orders on behalf of the hospital. We work with our customers to determine needs, identify suppliers and agree on delivery or inventory options.
  • Lawson System
    Lawson is the software used to run the Materials Management Information System (MMIS) for purchasing and inventory activities for the hospital. Lawson integrates the functions of requisitioning, purchasing, receiving and inventory control for all of the user departments.
  • Central Stores
    Central Stores is located at 160 Ainsley Drive, approximately 3.8 miles from the campus. All Central Stores orders are filled and delivered from the Central Stores warehouse.
  • Central Receiving
    Central Receiving is located at the Campus West Building (CWB) on the campus. All requisition orders for the hospital, campus and research purchasing departments are received and delivered from here.
  • Central Distribution
    Central Distribution stocks patient care units with med/surg supplies on a daily basis. In addition they manage the emergency cart exchange system for the hospital.
  • UHCC Materials Management
    UHCC Materials Management stocks patient care units with med/surg supplies on a daily basis. In addition they provide courier service between the hospital and UHCC for transfer of medical records and supplies as needed. Linen service and receiving are also functions of the UHCC Materials Dept.
  • Value Analysis Program
    Through an organized process, the Value Analysis Program is responsible to oversee the evaluation and acceptance/rejection of new and existing products and equipment.