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Top Stories • October 2016
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Customer Spotlight:
School of Dentistry

The year was 1997. In a cramped room in the basement of Moos Tower sat $600,000-$800,000 worth of inventory. Everything from dental instruments to latex gloves lined the space—top to bottom.
The School of Dentistry had recently hired a consulting firm to identify efficiency opportunities. Upon seeing the storeroom, the consultants recommended optimizing their inventory management. They advised partnering with U Market Services to make it happen.

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GovConnection now Connection

GovConnection has changed their name to Connection. Same products, different name.

Look for their new logo under "Electronic Components; Computer Equipment, Software & Supplies."
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Gas Cylinder Delivery

Are you are a Requester on U Market? Have you ever submitted an order for gas cylinders? Then this message
is for you!

When you are submitting a requisition for gas cylinders, be sure to verify that the delivery location is the exact location you would like those cylinders to go to. For example, if the cylinders should be delivered to a specific lab or cylinder storage area, please make sure that specific room number is on your requisition.

Double-checking this information will help U Market Services avoid delays in delivery and get your cylinders to the right place at the right time. 
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Find P.O.'s by User

U Market has a helpful built-in feature that's easy to use.

In 3 quick steps you can review all purchase orders placed by any user on U Market. This can be helpful to keep track of what's being ordered and who's ordering it.

Just follow this How-To Guide and try it out!
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Elaine Kelash

Elaine Kelash is a Category Manager at Purchasing Services, specializing in IT hardware, software and electronic components. Elaine meets regularly with U Market suppliers such as CDW-G, Connections and Dell to review sales volume and explore opportunities to expand the use of U Market.

She is proud to report that all of her suppliers can now upload special quotes, which helps streamline the order process. When these orders need further assistance, she appreciates having additional help to back her up.

“I am very grateful to the wonderful team at U Market Customer Support,” Elaine says. “They ensure complex orders are accurate and everything goes as smoothly as possible.”
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