A White House fact sheet about the FLOW initiative is available here. Following the White House roundtable discussion, Jennifer McNeill, Vice President of Logistics at True Value, held a Facebook Live conversation with Secretary Buttigieg to further discuss FLOW, the benefits to consumers as a result of the data sharing effort, and True Value’s experiences navigating the supply chain crisis to get products to its retailers as quickly as possible.
“All of True Value’s local, independent retailers were declared essential businesses at the start of the pandemic, so it was particularly vital that they have the products they needed to serve. their customers,” said Jennifer McNeill, Vice President of Logistics at True Value.
“By now the confluence of factors is well-known: raw-material shortages, factory closures, vendor service-level disruptions and allocations, port congestion — the list goes on. What we learned in mitigating all of this should prove valuable in helping to plot national strategy moving forward,” said Jennifer McNeill.