New Promotional Products Pre-Qualified Supplier

Date: September 26, 2018

Procurement Services, in partnership with University Marketing and Communications, is pleased to announce Warehouse Direct as the new Pre-Qualified Supplier of Promotional Products (limited to those products that are not for resale).  Under this new relationship, the University will establish a formal process for the procurement of goods with the Loyola logo.  This new, standardized process will improve our sourcing, ordering and invoice settlement while maintaining new levels of brand integrity.  In addition, this partnership provides the opportunity to evaluate and identify standard items for purchase by all departments to align with product sustainability initiatives.

Over the next couple of weeks, we will be working diligently with Warehouse Direct in the development of the e-commerce platform that will enable you to order standard promotional products.  During this time, we will be identifying departments with high order and spend volumes to help develop this platform.  Once we have completed this process, we will be hosting a formal program introduction session and product show at the three main University campuses.  At that time, departments will have an opportunity to view product offerings from Warehouse Direct and their suppliers, and have the opportunity to identify product options that will be suitable for their needs.  These selections will be considered for inclusion in the standard product catalog in the e-commerce platform.  All products and logos will be fully vetted by Procurement Services and UMC before inclusion in the platform.  Our goal is for all departments with promotional product needs to have a voice in the standard product catalog offerings.

Procurement Services will be setting up the introduction and product show for early November.  Please keep your eyes open for the announcement for the date, time and location coming soon.  In the meantime, should you have any immediate needs for promotional products, please contact Procurement Services and we can facilitate a connection with Warehouse Direct.

We are extremely excited about this new program and strongly encourage your department to use Warehouse Direct for your promotional product needs.  Attached to this document is a description of the benefits relating to the Pre-Qualified Supplier Program, Brand Integrity and Sustainability.  Should you have any further questions, please let us know.

Kind Regards,

Brian R Slavinskas
Senior Director
Procurement Services
312.915.8787

Deneen Jackson-Gillespie
Executive Director
Marketing and Creative
312.915.7781

Geraldine Lechantre
Purchasing Manager
Procurement Services
312.915.8781

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