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About Central Stores


Central Stores is a core, value-added service to Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Through the use of computerization, automation, and just-in-time philosophies, the objective is to accentuate information flows to promote quality service and eliminate waste.

Quick response to campus customer needs, increased value-added services while reducing our university’s operating costs, and the reduction of impediments to better service are key elements to serving our campus customers. The Central Stores Services Group is here to serve our university customers.


To know and understand the interworkings of Central Stores and the university to further create operating efficiencies. Understanding operations and the sharing of that information enhances operating processes, reduces errors, and provides increased and improved services at a reasonable cost to the university. Fully utilize computerization to apply information for planning future changes, measure and evaluate results, and monitor operations on a continuous basis. Fill rates and turnaround are key factors to customer satisfaction. Mission critical items must be maintained and delivered in an expedient manner. Useful information on damage rates, vendor receiving discrepancy rates, storage fill rates, and Central Stores errors provide insight for refinement. Product descriptions as to dimensions, weight, cube and type of storage required, processing standards by function, storage fill rates, storage density factors, priority stocking assignment for products, and product velocity movement data are supportive information that must be transferred into increased proficiency. The Central Stores Services Group is here to serve our University Customers.

  • Central Stores
  • Robertshaw Building
    650 South Thirteenth Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-4074
  • Fax: 724-357-2515
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 7:00 am - 4:00 pm