2013 Town Hall Summary Report

Proceedings of the 2013 CSULB CITT Town Hall Meeting

Executive Summary

The 2013 Town Hall discussed how the competitiveness and efficiency of the San Pedro Bay Ports and businesses close to the regional supply chain are going to impact the region’s economy, affect the community and provide job opportunities. The meeting was a collaborative effort among major stakeholders, and there was general consensus of all stakeholders willing to collaborate towards a common goal when it came to the notion of competitiveness. Although there were concerns about the potential loss of competitiveness and job security related to the loss of business and automation, industry leaders were optimistic about the future. Overall, stakeholders across the supply chain placed a collective emphasis on the importance of education and training, inter-organizational communications/collaborations, adoption of new practices such as automation and predictive analytics, and preservation of the environment.

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