Central Receiving employs eighteen (18) full-time employees performing several logistic functions for the UAMS campus including maintaining a centralized receiving point at the Distribution Center and receiving purchase orders in the SAP system as appropriate to allow for vendor payment. With only a few exceptions, all goods ordered for UAMS are received at Central Receiving. Some items such as large crated equipment, furniture, and some priority packages are usually routed to the appropriate campus dock for carrier delivery.
Central Receiving maintains three (3) on-campus satellite locations; these satellite offices are located near the docks of the main hospital, the Outpatient Center, the Biomedical Research 2 building, Jackson T. Stephens Spine and Neurosciences Institute, and Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Each satellite serves as the primary delivery point to the buildings located in their area. From the Central Receiving and satellite locations, Central Receiving delivers non-stock supplies, equipment and some furniture to the campus
In addition, Central Receiving personnel deliver dry ice daily and pick and deliver periodicals from library storage. Central Receiving personnel also replenish Pyxis units with medical/surgical supplies in the Freeway Medical Tower and the Women’s Clinic buildings.
Central Receiving recently took over the oversight and management of the Mailroom and mail distribution on the UAMS campus.