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Supply Chain Innovation Team Launch Scheduled

March 24, 2016

The Supply Chain Innovation Team Initiative will officially launch on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) headquarters in Washington D.C. The 2-day event will 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 U.S. exporters and importers. Team members will develop commercial solutions to supply chain issues that interfere with the effective operation of the U.S. international supply chain.

This new type of collaborative team effort, led by Commissioner Dye, will 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 begin to collaborate and explore possible solutions to high-priority challenges, as well as identify next steps in this process.

The FMC voted earlier this year to direct Commissioner Dye to form this supply chain innovation team. For more information and updates, please visit our Supply Chain Innovation Initiative webpage.