Supply Chain Infrastructure Planning IntelliConference

Supply chains are too important to our nations to be based on individual company needs and opportunistic land development. There is much to be gained for business, communities, and the environment from thinking out supply chain approaches across entire industries, regions, and commodities. Supply chains and freight systems can then be designed to serve future prosperity and sustainability.

Core Question:

What planning framework would accelerate the Triple-Bottom-Line return on supply chain infrastructure investments?

  1. What stakeholder groups should be included in this dialogue to ensure that all perspectives are considered?
  2. Who are the most knowledgeable representatives of each stakeholder group that should be invited to participate?
  3. What ramifications to the existing business interests of other modes should be addressed as part of any modal rebalancing?
  4. In planning freight systems do we want to ask what materials and goods do we not want to move?
  5. What adjustments to current anti-trust regulations are needed to accommodate a new level of productive interaction among and between public-sector policymakers, private sector businesspeople, and community members?
  6. How can we productively align private sector competition in the marketplace with public interest collaborative planning?
  7. In what ways can we better integrate rail and truck transportation services? See the Rail/Trucking Coordination IntelliConference.
  8. In what ways can we better integrate inland waterways with railroads and trucks?
  9. In what ways can we better integrate pipelines with waterways, railroads, and trucks?
  10. How do we want to plan and invest in freight infrastructure to enable the efficient transition from fossil-fuel energy and products?
  11. How can we best direct “high priority program” funding determined by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) to address multiple, simultaneous areas of concern such as “road congestion in urban areas?”
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