Monday, September 3, 2012

Reflections on Labor Day

Our industry, the logistics and supply chain industry, should reflect more on this great day than just about any other industry.  We are built on the benefits of the work labor does every day.  The number of truck drivers, loaders at rail and air ramps, workers at ports, warehousemen etc. etc. really do drive this industry.  I have not done the analysis however the ratio of labor (stereotypical "blue collar") to "management" or managers has to be one of the largest of any industry.   Think of it, for every truck there is at least one driver!

This industry also is what moves America.  Nothing is built, bought, imported or exported without going through some channel in this industry; and most go through multiple channels in our industry.

So, with that I do reflect on this great industry and the great people who work in it.  I hope they get to spend time with their families - although the nature of the industry is many will not.

Thank you for all you do for your companies, this industry and the United States of America!

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