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Supply Chain News: Administration Announces New Initiative to Improve Supply Chain Data Flow

On March 15, the Administration announced the launch of Freight Logistics Optimization Works (FLOW), a new initiative to improve data flows in supply chains. 

Administration Announces New Initiative to Improve Supply Chain Data Flow

March 15, 2022

The Administration is announcing the launch of Freight Logistics Optimization Works (FLOW), an information sharing initiative to pilot key freight information exchange between parts of the goods movement supply chain. FLOW includes eighteen initial participants that represent diverse perspectives across the supply chain, including private businesses, warehousing, and logistics companies, ports, and more. These key stakeholders will work together with the Administration to develop a proof-of-concept information exchange to ease supply chain congestion, speed up the movement of goods, and ultimately cut costs for American consumers.

Resources:

Review the White House fact sheet on FLOW. 

Read the White House readout of the FLOW launch event. 

Check out the Department of Transportation’s press release on this new initiative. 

Watch the Department of Transportation’s recording of the launch event.