New Vendor Training from USDA Web-Based Supply Chain Management

August 20, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), Commodity Procurement Program will provide domestic commodity vendors a FREE, live, interactive training webinar for the Web-Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) System.

Recurring one-hour training sessions will focus on new user administrative activities such as necessary browser settings, how to receive procurement notifications, and creating plants, shipping points, users, and other activities. The sessions will also demonstrate the bidding process, including the online and export/import options.

The live interactive webinar will repeat each Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. ET on the following dates August 22 through October 10, 2018.

  • Aug. 22
  • Aug. 29
  • Sept. 5
  • Sept. 12
  • Sept. 19
  • Oct. 3
  • Oct. 10

The webinars are free but registration is required and space is limited. To register, submit your name, email address, phone number, company name and the date(s) you wish to attend to the AMS WBSCM Help Desk at WBSCMAMSHelpDesk@ams.usda.gov.

Additional training sessions to demonstrate vendor follow-on activities, such as advanced shipping notifications, invoices and reports, will be offered in late September. Those training dates will be announced in a subsequent notice.

For more information about the webinars, contact the AMS WBSCM Help Desk.

The Commodity Procurement Program purchases a variety of domestically produced and processed commodity food products, through a competitive process among approved vendors. The purchase activities support American agriculture by encouraging the consumption of domestic foods. Wholesome, high-quality products, collectively called USDA Foods, are delivered to schools, food banks, and households in communities across the country and are a vital part of our nation’s food safety net. More information about the program is available on the AMS Commodity Procurement webpage.

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