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New team to probe supplies

A new reengineering team called the Supply/Repair/Maintenance redesign team (SRM) has been launched by the Supplier Consolidation team. William R. Dickson, senior vice president, is the sponsor.

The team will examine the purchasing and storage processes for commodity and repetitively purchased paper products and the cleaning and general maintenance supplies needed for the physical operation of buildings and facilities across MIT.

The team's goal is to provide a redesign which offers the most effective procurement process at the best price. The SRM team began its work in late December and plans to complete a redesign by late spring.

"The group will first identify the departments and areas that use supplies to maintain their facilities," said George J. Pesaturo Jr., team captain. "Then we will review the processes involved in ordering, using and storing those supplies. The aim is to bring all products to the end user with customer satisfaction and cost savings and without huge transaction, logistical and storage costs to MIT."

Team members include: Mr. Pesaturo, manager of Building Services in Physical Plant; Richard Adams, assistant to the director of the Laboratory for Nuclear Science; Laura Capone, assistant to the head of the Department of Athletics; Katherine Collupy, administrative assistant in the Physical Plant stockroom, and Kenneth Wisentaner, associate director of Housing and Food Services.

If you have questions or comments about the team, please contact the Supplier Consolidation team or the SRM team at , Rm 3-003, x3-4757.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on January 31, 1996.

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