Committee F49 Scope

Staff Manager: Jennifer Tursi

Committee Scope

The promotion of knowledge, stimulation of research, and the development of standards and specifications, formulation of definitions and terminology, and development of recommended practices and guides related to the sharing and use of digital information in the supply chain. The Committee will coordinate with any other ASTM Technical Committees and other standards development organizations (SDO) with related interests and ensure that the standards are technology and vendor neutral, and the standards development process is consistent with WTO principles.  

Committee Mission

ASTM International Committee is focused on providing the data standards necessary for next generation efficiencies in the global supply chain process covering all major modes of transport: Ocean Full Container, Ocean Less-Than-Container, Short-Sea, Road, Rail and Air. Supply Chains face poor performance of logistics resulting from massive problems and disruptions caused by the current inadequate communication processes. F49 will deliver standardized common language, common processes, and information exchanges that will remove roadblocks to better performance of logistics and Supply Chains.