NATIONAL LOGISTICS DAY is JUNE 28TH!
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.
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 who help businesses efficiently manage logistics across their supply chains (from 3PLs to truckers to warehouse managers) – represents an $800 billion industry on its own.
THE HISTORY OF LOGISTICS
Almost 750 years ago, on June 28th* of 1271 (*quite possibly 😊) 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 the way 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. And that’s how early logistics started, demonstrating how logistics connects the world and always will. Today, our national logistics industry helps move over 13 billion tons of freight domestically via roads, rails, seaways, and through the air so that American consumers can receive the products they need and enjoy.
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL LOGISTICS DAY
Read interesting facts about the logistics industry (see below); grab a copy of the official holiday logo (see below); or download a complimentary copy of the Logistics Careers For Dummies® eBook written by Daniel Stanton, aka Mr. Supply Chain, and presented by Logistics Plus (see below). 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.