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Web Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM)


WBSCM is a fully integrated, web-based ordering and procurement system. All federal food and commodity orders, solicitations, offers, awards, deliveries, invoices, and payments occur in WBSCM, and all business partners in the commodity program are required to use this system.


WBSCM Mission Statement: “To provide premier solutions to identify and fulfill the needs for food assistance, agricultural, and other programs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Agency for International Development.”


Training Opportunities


On-line Training


The WBSCM external training site allows users to practice all functions to be performed in the system. AMS encourages all new users to take advantage of this on-line training resource. This training site is only available Monday through Thursday. To request access to the external training site, send an e-mail with your full name, e-mail address, and company name to

Training Materials: The following information will help AMS vendors establish a basic understanding of WBSCM:


Instructor Lead Training


AMS provides USDA approved vendors opportunities to participate in LiveMeeting training sessions focusing on various topics, including: Submitting Offers, Advanced Shipping Notifications, Invoices and brief overview of the Corporate Vendor Administrator duties.


  • Next Opportunity – Review the AMS Notices and Press Releases for information about current WBSCM training opportunities and other WBSCM news.


Written Guidance




System Information




Pre-Award Processes




Post-Award Processes




WBSCM Reports








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  Last Modified Date: 02/03/2014