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Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness Seeks New Members

Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Commerce is requesting nominations to fill vacancies on the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness. This committee provides detailed policy and technical advice, information and recommendations regarding (1) national, state or local factors in trade programs and policies that affect the efficient domestic and international operation and competitiveness of U.S. global supply chains from point of origin to destination; (2) elements of national policies affecting the movement of goods, infrastructure, investment and regulatory factors that affect supply chain competitiveness and sustainability; and (3) information and data systems to generate metrics that can be used to quantify and improve supply chain performance.

Nominations for membership must be received on or before Feb. 21. Members will be selected in a manner that ensures that the committee remains balanced in terms of product and service lines and reflects the diversity of the supply chain sector, including in terms of geographic location and company size. Members will represent companies, organizations and stakeholders involved in the U.S. supply chain, with at least one individual representing each of the following: supply chain firms or their associations; users of supply chains (e.g., retailers, distributors, manufacturers or other sectors); freight transportation providers; ports; and academia. Representatives from the retail, airport, energy, logistics and freight forwarding, and big data analysis sectors are also encouraged to apply. Each member must be a U.S. citizen, not a federally-registered lobbyist and not registered as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

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