The University Logistics and Supply Chain Association (ULSCA) began in the mid-70’s called the Big Ten Materials Management Group. Over the course of the next 30 years, the organization adopted various names as it grew encompassing multiple large universities with “stores”, and operations focused on improving the warehouse based supply model.
In August of 2015 the organization settled on the current title. The following year the ULSCA entered into a partnership with the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP) in an effort to align expertise in distribution and logistics with procurement and contracting creating a complete Supply Chain partnership with a Higher Education focus. The partnership focuses on excellent educational programs, expansive membership, strong history of effectiveness, and administrative assistance.
ULSCA continues to seek opportunities to expand its scope, evaluate new partnerships and welcome new members. Our organization celebrates great diversity as our members are engaged in the supply chain process in schools across the country. The organization has grown substantially, but remains a small enough to provide ready access to experienced and supportive colleagues and through NAEP, to a network of professional resources.
We are proud of our history of service to higher education and we are excited about our potential as we continue to grow partnerships between our members, vendors and other organizations
Jen is the Director of Logistics at the University of California, Davis. During her 22-year tenure with the UC she has managed a variety of units. She currently oversees stores operations, gas cylinders, mail/hazardous shipping services, document storage/shredding, Surplus, equipment rental and labor services. She also serves as the UCD Logistics Officer for emergency operations and sits on numerous campus and UC systemwide advisory groups.
Tim has enjoyed 10 years of service with the University of NE-Lincoln campus Facilities Maintenance Operations. Tim has filled several roles at UNL and is currently the Facilities Maintenance Inventory, Keyshop, and Stores manager. His duties include stocking inventory for maintenance personnel, custodial inventory and delivery, manage campus key access/services, and last mile delivery of Office Depot orders.
Kristen is the Business Analyst & Project Manager for UC San Diego Logistics, and has a strong educational and professional foundation in supply chain logistics, business & financial analytics, project management, and leadership. Through her 7 years with the university she has been responsible for a variety of other logistics roles, including client services administrator, financial analyst, business development analyst, and STORE program manager.
Leah is the Administrative Manager at the University of Minnesota where she is responsible for Customer Support, Marketing & Communication and Purchasing (Buyers). She has been with U Market Services for five years. Leah is the Administrative Officer for ULSCA and is a member of the conference committee.
Robbie Jacob is responsible for the University of California, San Diego Logistics operations that include Receiving and Distribution, Moving Services, Surplus Sales, Gas Cylinders, Messenger, and Self-Storage operations. He joined UC San Diego in 2014, and brought with him 16 years of direct experience in managing warehouse/logistics operations.
Andrew has worked in IT for over 5 years at the University of California, San Francisco, as well as over 9 years of experience working with systems and analytics. He currently works with Proof of Delivery devices, handling of the different Logistics Applications, Metrics/Analytics, and other IT related projects.
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