White House and DOT Roll Out New Supply Chain Data-Sharing Plan (.PDF Download)

March 30, 2022
The White House and the Department of Transportation just introduced a new initiative meant to break down the data silos that often exist among key players in supply chain management.

As the world’s supply chains continue to experience disruption due to the pandemic, labor shortages, transportation snarls and the Russia-Ukraine conflict (among other forces), governments worldwide are putting new measures in place to help unwind some of the stoppages and shortages that have emerged over the last two years.

The U.S.’ latest effort is called Freight Logistics Optimization Works, or “FLOW,” and it aims to help improve supply chain data flow across trading partners as their goods make their way from the point of raw material to final delivery—and all points in between. A joint effort between the Biden Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), FLOW is an information-sharing initiative to pilot key freight information exchange between parts of the goods movement supply chain.

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