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Chamber Convenes Logistics & Supply Chain Forum


Chamber Convenes Logistics & Supply Chain Forum

The Chamber hosted a discussion focused on the recent impacts on supply chain management and the logistics sector. The conversation, led by Dr. Nick Vyas, executive Director, USC Marshall Supply Chain Center featured experts from various logistics sectors as they explored the paradigm shift of the future of logistics and the innovations that lie ahead.

“COVID-19 has transformed the supply chain much faster than anticipated as many companies transitioned to multi-level sourcing. This trend will be the new future, and will result in an expedited digitalization of the supply chain.” noted Lidia Yan, CEO of NEXT.

John McLaurin, president of PMSA, shared that West Coast Ports are facing significant continual decline in market share, which impacts the State’s largest employers, increases costs for consumers and deprives the State of infrastructure investment, environmental benefits and tax revenues. The Chamber, in partnership with thirty other organizations, signed a letter urging the Governor to re-examine the state and regional regulations that are creating a disincentive to use California gateways and reconcile state laws encouraging environmental and efficiency mandates with the need to re-train workers to adapt to a changing work environment.

The panel also included Tony Orrico, Transportation Director of Engineering, UPS South California District and Brandon Fried, Executive Director, Airforwarders Association. This event was generously sponsored by UPS. View the recording.