Warehouse and Central Receiving Policy

Central Receiving does not offer packing or shipping services.
All required shipping should be arranged with a carrier by the department shipping the items. Prep of items for shipping should be handled by that department as well. Central Receiving will bring items to be shipped to Central Receiving and interact with the carrier as needed upon arrival on campus.

Inventory of the warehouse is kept by Central Receiving.
An inventory list is available upon request. Each department is responsible for checking that their items are properly noted on the inventory list. Inventory updates are made on a weekly basis and individual inventory checks will only be made when deemed necessary by Central Receiving.

Advanced notice of orders coming to campus is recommended.
Twenty-four to 48 hour advance notice of deliveries to campus helps to assure adequate storage space for all new arrivals. Storage inside the warehouse is not guaranteed for new deliveries unless given in written form (email or fax) in advance of delivery. Due to limited storage capacity, deliveries may need to be stored outside of the warehouse for unspecified periods when advanced notice of delivery is not given or when delivered items are not received by the ordering department within 48 hours.

Pull requests should be made no less than 24 hour in advance of desired delivery time.
Every effort will be made to deliver pull requests as quickly as possible. However, a minimum of 48 hours notice is suggested for all requests. Requests made less than 24 hours in advance cannot be guaranteed by the desired delivery time.