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March 16, 2020

MSCI, Partners Ask U.S. Senators To Join Senators Warehouse And Distribution Caucus

In a letter sent last week, the Metals Service Center Institute and more than two dozen other organizations, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Wholesaler Distributors, asked all 100 members of the U.S. Senate to join the Senate Warehouse and Distribution Caucus, a newly formed caucus that will serve as a forum to explore policy issues relating to the distribution of products in the modern e-commerce dominated economy.

Specifically, the caucus will provide lawmakers with actionable insight into the emerging challenges and opportunities for 21st century warehouse and distribution centers operating in the United States. Those issues include increased reliance on information technology, changes in the way freight moves, the implementation of artificial intelligence in the workplace, the use of robotic equipment and other cutting-edge technologies, cyber-security challenges, and integration with the global supply chain.

The letter argued, “Communities in every state rely on warehouse and distribution facilities to move product through the supply chain at unprecedented speeds with ever greater efficiency. These facilities are integral parts of the local and national economies, serving as the backbone of a thriving e-commerce environment while providing a welcome surge in new job growth.”

Stay tuned to Connecting the Dots for more information about MSCI’s efforts with the caucus.