How to fix America’s logistics problem
The logistics industry is in crisis.
The federal government is failing to provide timely delivery of essential supplies and services to American consumers.
The problem is not a shortage of supplies or a shortage in the demand side of the supply chain.
It is a shortage that has been exacerbated by an antiquated federal supply system that has not kept pace with the pace of technological change and advances in logistics.
The United States is a nation of innovators and entrepreneurs.
But today, our national ingenuity is limited.
It cannot solve the logistics problem with only one-time, one-size-fits-all solutions.
We have to innovate and find solutions that are based on real-world needs and that deliver long-term benefits.
As the president and chief executive officer of the American Logistics Association, I am here today to tell you that the U.S. needs a modernized, multi-faceted supply chain that will make our nation more competitive in the world.
We must ensure that American consumers are protected from price fluctuations, that supply chain security is not compromised, and that there is a seamless, timely and effective way to deliver vital goods and services.
The solution to this complex and growing problem must be based on the most modern, modern technology available today.
This problem is the direct result of a broken and inefficient supply chain, which has allowed our supply chain to stagnate.
It has been one of the greatest challenges we face as a nation.
The current supply chain is not equipped to meet the needs of the 21st century, and it cannot be reformed without fundamentally changing our supply-chain infrastructure.
As a result, we have a broken, antiquated supply chain system that is not in sync with the speed of technology and advances.
We are not providing the goods and goods they need, but we are not meeting the demands they demand either.
This system is also not efficient or reliable.
In fact, the government is not even sure how many goods it will need.
There is no clear accounting system for the volume of goods that we need.
We can only guess at the volume that is coming in.
It must be a fair guess, because no one is sure what will happen with the billions of dollars that are being promised to our veterans, our military families, and our small businesses.
As president, I will work to modernize the U:A:R:R supply chain so that it is more efficient and more secure.
That will require a modern and comprehensive supply chain for essential goods, a modern supply chain in the United States, and an updated and modernized supply chain oversight system.
We need to make sure that the federal government has the tools and expertise it needs to meet these challenges, including the ability to quickly respond to sudden supply disruptions.
I have said that we must make this a top priority and that we will use every tool at our disposal to address this challenge.
We will seek to develop a federal plan that provides critical infrastructure funding to the states to help with the construction and operation of a modern, secure supply chain and that creates a unified, modern supply-side approach that addresses all of the challenges we currently face.
We know that the supply- chain security and stability we need must be tied to the success of our economy and our national security.
I will also ensure that we take timely action to reduce costs.
That includes using tools like the FAS, or Federal Acquisition Reporting System, to better track the costs of major contracts and to identify those that are not being carried out in a timely manner.
I will also take steps to ensure that federal agencies have sufficient resources to meet their obligations under the National Supply Chain Management Act.
We must also create an effective, transparent, and cost-effective national supply chain accountability and monitoring system that will enable us to measure the cost and benefits of our purchases and make sure the government gets the information it needs so that we can make better decisions.
We cannot rely on our federal supply chain managers to provide all the data needed to make informed decisions about whether to purchase critical goods.
The supply chain should not be the primary tool for our government to provide critical goods and assistance to American workers.
It should not just be the tool for the supply chains of big business and for our big cities.
It will also play a critical role in helping our small business owners to grow and thrive, because it will allow them to provide quality services to our customers, and we will ensure that our small entrepreneurs can succeed.
This supply chain will be more secure and more efficient if we can identify and fix a number of critical problems in the supply and logistics system, like the lack of a comprehensive inventory system and a lack of reliable delivery of vital goods.
But there are also a number issues that we do not have a clear understanding of, and which are not as urgent as the need to get the U-Hauls to the next customer, or to get supplies to our farmers and ranchers.
We also have to identify ways to provide financial