Supply Chain

800 Cottage Dr., M/S 571-1
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 686-5802

David Ripa

David Ripa
Supply Chain Officer

The Office of the Supply Chain provides direction for centralized purchasing, shipping and receiving, distribution services, hospital materials, and Central Sterile Supply. The Supply Chain area consists of the administrative offices of David Ripa, Assistant Vice Chancellor/Supply Chain Officer, and the departments listed above. These departments form the comprehensive supply chain support for University Hospital, the UAMS Campus and Regional Programs.

Continuing programs involved in improving customer service include:

  • Procurement automation
  • Data analytics
  • Supply chain optimization
  • LEAN Sigma programs
  • Hospital supply contract management
  • Off-site distribution facility