Amazon's Bezos named to Logistics Hall of Fame
November 10, 2017,
Amazon management from Europe and Germany, accompanied Roy Perticucci, vice president of Amazon Europe customer fulfillment, accepted a membership certificate made of glass and metal on behalf of Bezos.
Members of the Logistics Hall of Fame include UPS founder James Casey, Fedex founder Frederick Smith, entrepreneur and logistics benefactor Klaus-Michael Kühne as well as the contract logistics pioneers Heinz Fiege and Hugo Fiege or Austrian logistics entrepreneur Heidi Senger-Weiss.
Others posthumously voted into the Hall of Fame include the post office founders of Thurn und Taxis; truck inventor Gottlieb Daimler; Gottfried Schenker as a pioneer of combined transportation; assembly line inventors Henry Ford and Ransom Eli Olds; Eugene Clark, the inventor of the forklift truck; Malcom McLean, father of containerisation; and Japanese Toyota manager Taiichi Ohno, who invented the just in time-concept.
The initiative is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Transport as well as the relevant sector associations, media and companies, including the Port of Duisburg, Gebrüder Weiss, logistics insurer Kravag, intralogistics provider Still, the Federal Central Cooperative for Road Transport and the TimoCom freight exchange.
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