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    Tim Kievit
    As part of GSA’s Supply Transformation initiative, we are modernizing the IT infrastructure used to process customer orders. The new platform is known as Order Management Services (OMS) and uses an IBM, cloud-based solution to electronically send purchase orders to our vendor partners for fulfillment. Major elements of that initiative will roll out later in FY 2016, but today’s message will focus narrowly on one element of this transition.
     
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    Last Activity: 1/6/2016 2:31 PM
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    Tim Kievit
    Last week we touched on some of the ways in which GSA regularly interacts with our partners at the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) and the individual military services to review the current and future supply chain for end users around the world.  GSA executives meet regularly with their DoD counterparts to identify issues and to mobilize their respective organizations to resolve problems or adjust policies and procedures to avoid bottlenecks.
     
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    Last Activity: 12/10/2015 12:03 PM
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    Tim Kievit
    Have you ever wondered where GSA Global Supply gets the requirements we put into our solicitations? You might think that they are derived from our past experience with vendors and the applicable legislative requirements embodied most visibly in the Federal Acquisition Regulation. While those are certainly relevant, what’s perhaps less apparent is GSA’s ongoing partnership with its strategic customers. Our intent is to create supply solutions that reflect an understanding of customer requirements, our own capabilities and those of our commercial partners.
     
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    Last Activity: 12/4/2015 9:10 AM
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    Customers of GSA Global Supply were recently notified about a  new strategic sourcing initiative to support federal buyers of office supplies.
     
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    Last Activity: 11/20/2015 12:12 PM
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    Last week’s post provided a broad overview of the changes inherent in GSA’s Supply Transformation (ST) initiative.
     
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    Last Activity: 11/12/2015 9:35 AM
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    Tim Kievit
    What is Supply Transformation? A few prior posts have touched on topics that relate to GSA’s Supply Transformation effort. These include the early October launch of a new strategic sourcing contract for office supply NSNs and last week’s post about vendor performance metrics. Perhaps it’s worthwhile to step back for a moment and glimpse the “big picture” of Supply Transformation.
     
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    Last Activity: 11/6/2015 4:54 PM
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    Tim Kievit
    As a result of GSA Global Supply’s transition from a business model focused on distribution centers to one that is reliant on vendors for direct delivery to customers, GSA has revised its metrics for ensuring customer service levels are appropriate.  As one example, GSA has begun tracking data that indicates Orders Shipped Late vs. Orders Shipped On Time.
     
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    Last Activity: 10/30/2015 9:23 AM
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    Comm'l Platform...
    GSA’s National Customer Service Center (NCSC) handles a wide range of inquiries from customers of various GSA programs. They also assist vendors, including GSA Global Supply vendors. We asked the team to list the most frequently asked questions from GSA Global Supply Vendors.  This is the topic list they compiled:
     
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    Last Activity: 10/22/2015 4:50 PM
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    Comm'l Platform...
    One of the goals of this Interact community is to foster greater understanding of the GSA Global Supply program among our vendor partners.  The notes below outline some resources we trust will be helpful to you in the event that you have questions or concerns.
     
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    Last Activity: 10/15/2015 10:32 AM
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    Comm'l Platform...
    GSA Global Supply has launched the first phase of its plan to incorporate strategic sourcing into it support of National Stock Numbers (NSN) for customers worldwide.
     
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    Last Activity: 10/8/2015 9:36 AM
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