National Logistics Day on June 28 recognizes the important role of the logistics industry in the US and global economies. And, in 2021, as CJ Logistics America CEO Ed Bowersox has said, “The criticality of logistics and supply chain management continues to be accentuated by the shifts and disruptions that have occurred in the past year.”
The designation of June 28 as National Logistics Day was initiated in 2019 by Pennsylvania-based Logistics Plus. Last year, the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) joined the celebration, and again this year designated June as member appreciation month to recognize the “out-sized – and often underappreciated – role of the logistics industry within the greater transportation ecosystem.”
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ (CSCMP) Annual State of Logistics Report, released June 24, 2021, finds supply chains “continuing to reset from the pandemic with resilient logisticians adapting, planning and shifting to meet current and future demands.”
Introducing the report titled “Change of Plans,” CSCMP said, “As a result of a still ongoing pandemic and other disruptions, supply chains will be forced to continuously adapt. Change is inevitable in supply chains and adjustments are ongoing as manufacturers shift their sources and consumers shift their spending habits. Change will also come from the trend of multi-shoring and emphasis on optionality at the expense of lean and optimal. Safety stock is back, so more inventory will need to be carried.”
Supply chain professionals who want to implement positive change in a fast-paced, ever-evolving environment can find that opportunity – in warehouse and transportation operations, sales, marketing and communications, engineering, IT, finance and more – at CJ Logistics, a global organization with a nationwide presence in the US and expansion into Canada and Mexico.
“At CJ Logistics, we’ve always emphasized the importance of being out in front of dynamic change, and our success depends on the commitment and strength of our employees,” CEO Ed Bowersox said.