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Office of Logistics Management

 

Materials & Logistics Management

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 Mission Statement

Office of Logistics Management is dedicated to advancing the Health Center’s academic, research and clinical care objectives by providing the Health Center community with expert, efficient, cost effective and compliant Supply Chain Logistics, distribution, inventory, property management, records retention, shipping and receiving services.  Working together, we will tap into our collective power and experience to offer a diverse perspective from our various Hospital and Clinical departments, challenge current practices, promote innovative solutions, and advance the University of Connecticut Health Center/John Dempsey Hospital to the next generation of Supply Chain optimization and savings.  

OBJECTIVE

The Office of Logistics Management Department is a customer service-oriented department. Our customers are our patients, doctors, researchers and staff. Logistics Management is responsible for the proper placement and distribution of all items within the inventory formulary and maintaining and monitoring the inventories within the University, hospital and the clinical enterprise. OLM acts as an integral part of the University of Connecticut Health Center to promote cooperation and coordination among all of its services. 

The department follows the Logistics Management control concept widely used in industry. Reporting to the Director of Office of Logistics Management at the University of Connecticut Health Center, the OLM Department is accountable for the following divisions & associated responsibilities: All Warehousing Operations (includes Office, Housekeeping, Research, Dental, Medical and Surgical Supplies), Materials Procurement - Supply Chain (including Perioperative and Nursing), Materials Data Control, Value Analysis, Central Distribution and Courier Services, Records Retention and Storage Management, Equipment Reutilization Services, Surplus Property Management, Inventory Control, Mail & Shipping Operations, Motor Pool & Fleet Operations, Moving and Storage Services,  and Central Receiving. The department also provides for and has established procedures for the evaluation and trial of new equipment and supplies for Health Center Departments. The department operates under the authority granted in the General Statutes of the State of Connecticut, Public Act 91-256.


RESPONSIBILITIES


The Office of Logistics Management Department is responsible for the management of the University’s supply process including the acquisition, distribution, control and disposal (or termination) of goods, services and equipment necessary to sustain the academic, research and support service activities of the University and its divisions.

The Office of Logistics Management Department, a centralized service, ensures that:  Acquisitions are completed in a fair and equitable manner with attention to applying best practices in public purchasing to achieve the best value for the University. Requests for materials services are handled professionally, observing the need to meet the requirements of the University customer. Materials are received, managed and accounted for. Distribution of materials is handled in a safe, timely and efficient manner. Surplus equipment and supplies are re-used, recycled or, where required, disposed of safely and economically. Business partnerships are explored on behalf of the University in support of the University’s strategic direction. The University customer can rely on the OLM for expert assistance and consultation on their supply chain needs as well as the timely communication of information relating to University materials services and product market. Monitor and evaluate the quality of customer service and the way the University conducts business to identify areas for improvement.


 

 

 

Office of Logistics Management

Jeff Boyko,
University Director & Logistics Chief
Office of Logistics Management