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TX-UNPS FDP Upgrade Coming in 2023/2024

Published: 160 days ago
" July 1, 2022 - The ordering functions in the TX-UNPS FDP module for NSLP and SFSP will transition to USDA's Web-Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) system.
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July 1, 2022 - See below.

Current Challenge
Effectively administering USDA food programs to increase equitable access to healthy meals for Texans requires regularly upgrading systems to meet the changing needs of the Food Distribution Program (FDP). However, the FDP Module in TX-UNPS does not have an upgrade available. USDA created and upgrades the national Web-based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) system specifically to support their programs now and in the future.

Upgrade Solution
The entitlement management, ordering, and receiving (at processors, state-contracted warehouses, and direct ship schools) functions in the TX-UNPS FDP module for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) will transition to USDA’s national WBSCM system.

Benefits
      • A more sustainable system long-term
      • Streamlined processes and increased efficiency
      • Transparent real-time order data for more accurate tracking
      • Transparent real-time entitlement balances for more accurate accounting

Pilot Timeline
      • Aug–Sep 2022: ESCs will train on WBSCM
      • Oct–Dec 2022: Pilot Recipient Agencies (RAs)/ CEs will train on WBSCM
      • January 2023: Pilot Group transitions to WBSCM for SY23-24 ordering
      • April 2023: Pilot Group will train on Warehouse Ordering System

Statewide Timeline
January 2024: Statewide Transition to WBSCM


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