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Stockroom Overview

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Sam Lomba in the stockroom at Smith Laboratory located on the Woods Hole Village campus. (Photo by Jayne Doucette, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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The Stockroom operation exists to serve the scientific and marine needs of the WHOI community. The nature of the work here requires a wide variety of unique supply items. Many of these items must be available "on site," without waiting for shipments to come from sources out of our immediate geographic location. Items that are candidates for inventorying in the Stockroom are those have long lead times, are unique or that can best be purchased in bulk.

The inventory in the Stockroom must be dynamic, reflecting the continuing changing needs of science, engineering and marine operations. To meet this demand, the Stockroom staff must continually monitor the activity of the inventory to ensure the proper quantity of items are on hand. The Stockroom Team is also responsible for monitoring new requirements of the community and eliminating those inventory items that are outdated. Finally, the Stockroom staff is expected to continually seek out and apply best business practices in regard to managing supply inventories.

We hope you will find the pages that follow helpful. Please forward any comment and suggestions to the members of the Stockroom team at

Location & Hours
Locations/Hours of Operation

NOTE: The Smith Stockroom is closed effective January 1, 2014.

The Quissett Stockroom is located next to the Carpenter Shop.
Hours are Monday - Friday 8:00AM to 4:00PM (except Tuesdays closing @ 3:15PM)
Phone x4982

Fax: (508) 289-2109

Last updated: April 18, 2014

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