From: bill.galdenzi**At_Symbol_Here**BOEHRINGER-INGELHEIM.COM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Chemical Inventory
Date: May 15, 2013 8:47:11 AM EDT
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We have an inventory system for our chemistry departments. Our R&D organization paid for it and our IT department supports it. The chemistry departments do not pay for their use. However, on a related topic- We have found that unless you have centralized receiving, delivery and retrieval your inventory system becomes worthless. Once folks forget to update, use, ...etc. the system is becomes inaccurate and then people realize that it is not reliable so they don't use it anymore (it snowballs). We now have a group that, among other things, receives chemicals, barcodes, delivers, retrieves chemical to be returned to stockrooms....etc. The individual departments do pay for this service. We also do a semi-annual re-inventory where all chemicals are "checked out" and then end users have to "re-scan in" their reagents. We do not include routine solvents but include all "fine chemicals".

Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.

-----Original Message-----
From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Wawzyniecki Jr, Stefan
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 8:06 AM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Chemical Inventory

.......I appreciate some of the related comments, but back to my original post-

How does each institution PAY for a centralized system? Is it part of overhead (one comment), or, is there a fee assessed to both research and teaching labs?


-----Original Message-----
From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Wawzyniecki Jr, Stefan
Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 2:43 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Chemical Inventory

As we begin to expand our existing bar code chemical inventory system, the folks in Administration are asking if there are any institutions that charge a fee back to departments in order to pay for the system.

Hard economic times lead to such inquiries from VP's.

I appreciate any comments regarding funding of chemical inventory systems, related staffing, and delivery vehicles, etc.

-Stefan Wawzyniecki, CIH, CHMM

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