The Office for Supply Management Services (SMS) reports to the Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer Joanne DeStefano, and is led by Thomas Romantic, senior director of Channel Management and Business Services.
SMS provides a number of services to assist Cornell units with efficiently making purchases that are cost-effective and beneficial for the university, the economy, and the environment. Services range from strategic sourcing to innovative shopping tools such as e-SHOP to spend analysis tools such as Spend Viz to processing tools such as the Kuali Financial System (KFS) to travel booking services such as the Cornell Travel Portal, and many more. SMS also offers several training opportunities to help staff members learn about the procurement process at Cornell and how to process purchases in line with university policy using the tools available.
To ensure flexibility, efficiency, and a high level of customer service, SMS is configured into three functional teams: Operations, e-Business, and Strategic Sourcing. The functional team responsibilities are defined in the table below.
Single/sole source orders
NY state orders
Purchase order vendor setup
|e-SHOP systems and support
Web site support
Socially responsible purchasing
Manage sourcing projects
Manage major competitive bidding projects and sourcing
SMS staff members possess a unique blend of business and technical skills required to purchase goods, supplies, equipment, and services, including the following:
Purchasing and strategic sourcing agents are responsible for all aspects of their assigned commodities, including customer and supplier relationship management; spend analysis and contracting initiatives; purchase order review and approval of transactions greater than $10,000; and problem resolution. For more information about each agent, see the directory to the left.
Contact the following staff members for information on or support for these specific projects and services.
|e-SHOP||Mike Winters, Dennis Butts
||Karen Emley, Natasha Aumick
|Pay Req Vendors
|Purchase Order Vendors
||Debi Benson||Michele Lane
|Strategic Sourcing||Cindy Jefferson
||Glenn Morey, Dan Biechele, Susan Morse, Sue Willcox
|Marketing and Communications||Margie Whiteleather, Mary Flaherty