The Coalition also urged the Senate to re-evaluate how to best direct fees collected from the industry before levying additional port security fees, pointing out that the industry already pays billions of dollars to support the maritime transportation system.
The letter concludes: "The Supply Chain Security Coalition congratulates members of the Senate for taking a strong interest in enhancing supply chain security efforts. We are in agreement that more needs to be done to further enhance the global supply chain, and we stand ready to work with you to develop a strong bi-partisan supply chain security bill."
The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) is a trade association of the largest and fastest growing companies in the retail industry. Its members include more than 400 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales. RILA members operate more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers, have facilities in all 50 states, and provide millions of jobs domestically and worldwide.
Additional Articles of Interest
- For more information on C-TPAT and solutions for supply chain security, see "Building the Secure Supply Chain," the Net Best Thing article in the June/July 2003 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.
- Imminent terrorist attacks or no, your competitive advantage demands that you secure your company's supply chain. Read more in "Supply Chain Security: Is Your Company Complacent or Engaged?," in the February/March 2005 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.
- Supply chain executives are discovering new ways to apply technology and innovative processes to the challenge of managing uncertainty. Read more in "Rethinking Risk," cover story in the August/September 2005 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.