GSA supply depots await fate

GSA supply depots await fate

The fate of eight General Services Administration supply depots is on hold until next month while GSA awaits an independent review of its supply operations.

Federal Supply Service commissioner Frank Pugliese, in a memo to GSA employees, said the review will look at the viability of the warehouse program.

Logistics Management Institute of McLean, Va., along with two consultants'Roy D. Shapiro, chairman of the technology and operations area of Harvard Business School, and Ann E. Gray, a consultant and former professor at Harvard Business School'will conduct the study. GSA expects to receive the findings early next month.

GSA last year set a plan to close the facilities and let agencies order goods directly from vendors via an online program. The American Federation of Government Employees balked and the plan stalled [GCN, Oct. 25, 1999, Page 6].

The warehouses employ about 2,000 people.

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