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Costco, Walmart join Biden administration’s supply chain data exchange

May 15, 2023

The Biden administration is ramping up a program that aims to give a real-time picture of U.S. supply chains through the exchange of company data.

Fifty-three companies representing the end-to-end supply chain are now part of the Department of Transportation’s Freight Logistics Optimization Works. FLOW participants share shipment data on a daily or weekly basis that is then used to create a tool measuring container demand and fluidity.

New FLOW members include retail giants Costco and Walmart, in addition to railroad Union Pacific. The program is also expected to expand to additional ports, Celeste Drake, deputy director of the White House National Economic Council, said at a forum last week.

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