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From: Travis Henderson, Director of Procurement Services

Procurement Services is announcing several minor organizational changes to strategically align existing resources, consolidate related activities and ensure a focus on operational excellence and continuous improvement. Effective immediately, Procurement Services will consist of four functional units: Purchasing Services, eProcurement and Materials Management, Accounts Payable and Travel Services, and Procurement Services Operations.

Jessica Hwang-Strickland will manage the new Procurement Services Operations unit, which will focus on P-Card operations, capital asset management, metrics and continuous improvement. As part of this merger of functions, several staff moves will take place: Beverly Braxton and Hua Shen will move to this unit from Purchasing Services and will continue to support P-Card operations.

The new eProcurement and Materials Management unit will be managed by Ammar Yameen, and will focus on logistics and eProcurement functions.  Logistics will now include the following:  surplus store, central receiving, mini storeroom and the dental stockroom.  Al Jeter, long-time manager of surplus store operations, has been promoted and will lead all logistics operations, including central receiving, surplus property and the general storeroom, with the exception of the dental stockroom, which will continue to be led by Kris Tilley.

Systems and Operations will be renamed as Accounts Payable and Travel Services and will continue to be led by Janet Rupert.

Purchasing Services will remain under the leadership of Bernard Law.

During the next several weeks, we will update our website and staff listings to reflect these changes.  During this transition period, if you have any questions or concerns about the reorganization, please contact Travis Henderson at travishenderson@unc.edu.

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