ERIE, PA (June 6, 2019) - Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, has partnered with the Registrar at National Day Calendar to proudly proclaim June 28th as National Logistics Day™ - a new annual day to recognize and appreciate the importance of the logistics industry in both our national and global economies.
THE HISTORY OF LOGISTICS
Almost 750 years ago, on June 28th* of 1271 (*quite possibly, but maybe not) the logistics industry first started to take shape when Marco Polo journeyed to China on the "Silk Road" and kept a detailed written record, paving the way for future traders and merchants traveling between Europe and China. In 1896, the first "horseless carriage" semi-truck was invented, improving how goods moved across our country. The first air cargo flight took place in 1910 between Dayton and Columbus, increasing the speed with which goods could be delivered in the U.S. In 1956, the first container ship sailed from the port of New Jersey to Texas, forever changing how goods would move around the world. Logistics connects the world and always will.
Today, logistics accounts for nearly 8% of everything we make and sell in the United States. That includes packaging, warehousing, shipping, and more. The third-party logistics (3PL) industry - those that help businesses efficiently manage logistics across their supply chains (from 3PLs to truckers to warehouse managers) - represents an $800 billion industry on its own.
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL LOGISTICS DAY
Visit NationalLogisticsDay.com to read interesting facts about the logistics industry; grab a copy of the official holiday logo; or download a complimentary copy of the new Logistics Careers Plus More For Dummies® eBook written by Daniel Stanton, aka Mr. Supply Chain, and presented by Logistics Plus. You can also use the #NationalLogisticsDay hashtag to give social media shout-outs to friends, family or colleagues that work in the logistics and supply chain fields.
NATIONAL LOGISTICS DAY EVENT IN ERIE, PA
On Friday, June 28, 2019, Logistics Plus will be hosting a special event at its global headquarters in Erie, Pennsylvania to celebrate National Logistics Day. Local and national customers, partners, politicians and media are invited to attend. Please visit logisticsplus.net/NLDevent to view event details and to RSVP. Since 1996, Logistics Plus has been doing its part to help support the logistics industry by creating new, rewarding logistics careers, and by providing award-winning solutions to businesses across the U.S. and around the world - all with a Passion For Excellence™. The company's global headquarters is located in the historic Erie, Pennsylvania train station. With nearly 50 country flags flying on top of the building - each one representing the nationality of one its employees or customers - it is an iconic "hub" for transportation and logistics services, and the perfect venue to launch a new National Logistics Day celebration.
About Logistics Plus Inc.
Logistics Plus Inc. provides freight transportation, warehousing, fulfillment, global logistics, business intelligence technology, and supply chain management solutions through a worldwide network of talented and caring professionals. The company was founded over 23 years ago in Erie, PA by local entrepreneur, Jim Berlin. Today, Logistics Plus is a highly-regarded fast-growing and award-winning transportation and logistics company. With a strong passion for excellence, its 500+ employees put the "plus" in logistics by doing the big things properly, and the countless little things, that together ensure complete customer satisfaction and success.
The Logistics Plus® network includes offices located in Erie, PA; Little Rock, AR; Los Angeles, CA; Riverside, CA; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Visalia, CA; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Detroit, MI; Lexington, NC; Buffalo, NY; New York, NY; Olean, NY; Akron, OH; Cleveland, OH; Charleston, SC; Nashville, TN; Dallas, TX; Fort Worth, TX; Houston, TX; Laredo, TX; Winchester, VA; Madison, WI; Australia; Bahrain; Belgium; Brazil; Canada; China; Colombia; Czech Republic; Egypt; France; Germany; Hong Kong; India; Indonesia; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Libya; Mexico; Netherlands; Poland; Saudi Arabia; Singapore; Taiwan; Turkey; UAE; Uganda; and United Kingdom; with additional agents around the world. For more information, visit logisticsplus.net or follow @LogisticsPlus on Twitter.