Plans, administers and directs program to purchase, store, inventory and distribute materials, supplies, and equipment. Directs supply and equipment negotiations for both individual purchase and continuing contractual relationships based upon the best cost-value relationship for the organization. Oversees personnel who order, receive, store and issue purchased items. Oversees personnel who decontaminate, assemble, sterilize, store, distribute and account for both one time and reusable patient care and floor stock items. Prepares periodic reports on activities of the department.