Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Inaugural Supply Chain Efficiency Meeting Set

By Mark Edward Nero

The Federal Maritime Commission’s Supply Chain Innovation Team Initiative is expected to officially launch May 3 at FMC headquarters in Washington DC, the Commission announced March 24.

The two-day event is expected to bring together by invitation, academia and industry leaders from across the international ocean transportation supply chain, including port officials, marine terminal operators, drayage truckers, ocean transportation intermediaries, ocean carriers, chassis providers, railroads, and US exporters and importers.

Participants will work on developing commercial solutions to supply chain issues that interfere with the effective operation of the U.S. international supply chain.

This collaborative team effort, led by FMC Commissioner Rebecca Dye, aims to provide a forum and structure for supply chain participants to directly engage with each other. Team meetings will focus on identifying and prioritizing supply chain challenges from a systemic perspective. Teams will also begin to collaborate and explore possible solutions to high-priority challenges, plus identify next steps in this process.

More information and updates are available on the Maritime Commission’s Supply Chain Innovation Initiative webpage: http://www.fmc.gov/supplychain.aspx