January 23, 2018 - In This Issue:
As you may already know, UCSF has a new furniture contract with One Workplace (OWP) and Steelcase. For the next few months, we will be highlighting some of the research and information from OWP and Steelcase. We hope this will be helpful in your decision making when it comes time to order furniture.
From Steelcase's 360 Magazine:
The Office Renaissance
It wasn't long after smart phones, tablets and ubiquitous Wi-Fi that workplace pundits predicted the end of  the office. If emerging technologies allow people to work anywhere, they reasoned, then who needs the office?  As it turns out, the vast majority of workers do and it matters when it comes to employee engagement.
The office renaissance recognizes the critical role that emotions play in the process of work. New research illuminates the connection between emotions and cognition, as well as physical well-being, and validates the role of emotions in achieving success. 
Steelcase researchers and designers have explored the underlying connections between people's emotional, cognitive and physical well-being.  " You need to understand how and why people use a space, and then create spaces to reflect clarity, simplicity and purpose," says Cherie Johnson, Steelcase Global Design Director.
  • Read more about The Office Renaissance in Issue 71 of 360 Magazine.
  • Visit the Supply Chain Management furniture web page for more details about UCSF's new contract.
New Supplier for Human Medications
On February 1 all University of California campuses will transition to AmerisourceBergen as supplier for human medications that were previously sourced through Cardinal Health.  Researchers who currently purchase any controlled substances, human or veterinary medications will not have to change how they place orders.
For researchers who wish to begin use of human medications for their studies, please contact Vicky Pung  at the UCSF Pharmacy and submit the account   setup form   in your initial email.
For non-drug products in Cardinal Health's catalog, we encourage you to evaluate best pricing through our contract with AmerisourceBergen or other distributors (e.g. Fisher, VWR, McKesson).
Let the Logistics Experts Help You on Your Next Move

S etting up an office or moving equipment across campus? Supply Chain M an agement Logistics' expert staff is here to help.

Our services include:
  • Moving Services: Office furniture and related items, files, scientific equipment, and responsible disposal of unwanted items
  • Office Reconfiguration: Ergonomic changes/adjustments to office systems, sit-stand desks/furniture, workstations, file/storage cabinets, and overhead storage bins
  • Equipment Receiving/Delivery: Freezers, refrigerators, bio-safety hoods, centrifuges, incubators, flammable storage cabinets, and more
  • Temporary Storage if needed during a departmental transition
  • Event Setup and Breakdown: Assistance with physical and personnel support in setting up your event 
For more information, email logistics@ucsf.edu or visit the Logistics Moves and Installations website.


A purchase order (PO) was created, but it has the incorrect chartfield/accounting codes or the funding has expired. How can I change it?

A:  Keep in mind that changing the PO chartfield/accounting codes will apply only to future invoices applied against the PO. If a PO has not been fully invoiced, you may still submit a Change Order Request in BearBuy to change the chartfield/accounting codes of the PO. But if the invoice is already billed against the PO and you need to change the chartfield/accounting codes for that invoice, your department would have to complete the appropriate cost transfer.


For BearBuy technical support, how-to help or questions regarding basic purchasing, contact the IT Service Desk.
Phone: (415) 514-4100, option 2 (M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)


For general Supply Chain Management questions, please email
supplychain@ucsf.edu or visit our website at supplychain.ucsf.edu.

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