1 Marbury Terrace, Jamaica Plain MA 02131
Telephone: (617) 373-2343
The Transportation, Receiving and Warehousing Department is responsible
for servicing the university's requirements for warehousing, central
receiving, transporting university staff/athletic teams and completing
various office and other related moves of furnishings and equipment.
The manager of the Transportation Department is responsible for
the overall operation of the above requirements and the university's
warehouse, which is located at 1 Marbury Terrace. The building is
utilized to warehouse all university equipment, catalogs, as well
as all other goods that cannot be stored on campus. The warehouse
also provides a separate space for the Barnes and Noble bookstore.
The department completes deliveries from the warehouse to the
on-campus location. A vendor delivery is considered to be the delivery
of a product or piece of equipment that is delivered to the warehouse
and then transported to the campus location by the Transportation
staff. An example of this type of delivery would be when a piece
of equipment is shipped to 1 Marbury Terrace, but the ordering department
is in Richards Hall. Transportation completes the delivery process.
The department completes deliveries to on-campus locations. These
are deliveries where a product has been at the warehouse for a period
of time and is then moved to the on campus location as required
by the university departments. An example of this type of delivery
would be the delivery of paper goods that are stored at the warehouse
by the Building Services Department.
The department completes internal deliveries from one campus location
to another campus location. This type of delivery could involve
the moving of furniture form one office area to another, or moving
furniture to provide space for various contractors to do work such
as carpet replacement or office, classroom, and laboratory renovations.
The warehouse receives deliveries from various vendors throughout
the course of the year. These deliveries are stored at the 1 Marbury
Terrace location and are either delivered to the ordering department
or stored. The department is responsible for receiving and documenting
the receipt of all products as they are delivered to the warehouse.
The Transportation, Receiving and Warehousing Department also leases
bus service for various departments. University departments can
schedule these buses through the Transportation Department. Most
of this type of bus service is provided for university athletic
teams. These departments ace charged for the bus service provided.
If a Northeastern bus is not available to handle a university requirement,
the Transportation Department will contract these services through
an external bus company to provide the service to the university
The department is also responsible for working with outside
moving companies who are contracted to provide additional moving
services. This type of contracting occurs when the moving services
required are beyond the capacity of the Transportation Department's
The manager of the department also acts as a consultant when the
university is developing complex projects, including departmental
moves. An example of this would be all the work required for the
development as well as the coordination of the project.
The department is also involved in the transportation and setup
of many items used at the university's commencement exercises. These
are very important tasks, where attention to detail is paramount.