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National Logistics Day – June 28

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As there are a “National Day” for about everything under the sun and that is ok because who doesn’t love celebrating key dates in history, industries and holidays. So, in 2019, TIA member Logistics Plus in Erie, Pa., decided that the logistics industry should also get its day in the sun. Working with National Day Calendar – a national holiday registration company – they wanted to create a day of celebration for all the great jobs and essential services our industry provides, thus we now celebrate National Logistics Day on June 28 annually.

TIA has designated June as Member Appreciation Month, a time to recognize the out-sized – and often underappreciated – role of the logistics industry within the greater transportation ecosystem.

TIA’s month-long campaign highlighting the logistics industry will culminate in the celebration of the 6th Annual National Logistics Day on June 28, 2024 – an annual day to recognize and appreciate the importance of the logistics industry in the global and our national economies.

Quotes from the Industry Experts on National Logistics Day :-

Ms. Zaiba Sarang, Co-founder of iThink Logistics

On this National Logistics Day, we celebrate the backbone of e-commerce that keeps the world moving. At iThink Logistics, we are committed to innovation and efficiency, ensuring seamless deliveries and supporting businesses to reach new heights. The National Logistics Policy has played a pivotal role in streamlining operations and enhancing the sector’s capabilities. Logistics has truly become the backbone of the booming e-commerce sector, driving growth and enabling businesses to thrive. In an ever-evolving industry, our focus on cutting-edge technology and customer-centric solutions empowers businesses to navigate challenges with ease. Here’s to the unsung heroes of logistics who make it all possible and drive the growth of e-commerce globally. Together, we are shaping the future of logistics.”

Nitin Navneet Tatiwala, VP Marketing and Airline Networks, MEISA, FedEx

On National Logistics Day, we celebrate India’s logistics sector for its role in driving economic growth and enhancing global trade competitiveness. Guided by the ‘Viksit Bharat 2047’ roadmap and a ‘whole-of-government’ approach, infrastructure development in key economic zones is set to strengthen significantly. Initiatives such as the Prime Minister’s Gati Shakti Plan and the National Logistics Policy streamline operations, position India as a leader in efficient cargo movement. Ranked 38th globally in the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index Report (2023)1, India’s logistics sector plays a central role in its economic resurgence, with projected growth to USD 591 billion by FY272. The logistics industry has evolved with a customer-centric approach, driven by analytics, real-time data, and AI. These advancements ensure seamless deliveries, support SME integration into global supply chains, and enhance trade by optimizing routes, reducing fuel consumption, and boosting customer satisfaction. At FedEx, our technologies like FedEx Surround Select and Sensaware® offer real-time visibility, while FedEx Dataworks uses analytics and machine learning to optimize networks. Our investments in AI and robotics enhance productivity and safety, creating resilient supply chains. With a USD 100 million investment in the Advanced Capability Community and collaborations with IIT Bombay and IIT Madras to establish Centers of Excellence, we are committed to driving industry-wide transformation. These efforts aim to build smarter supply chains, enabling our customers to thrive, and contribute to India’s goal of achieving a USD 5 trillion economy by 2025.

Mr Akash Gupta, Co-Founder & CEO, Zypp Electric

On National Logistics Day, we celebrate the vital role logistics plays in our economy and daily lives. With logistics costs at 14% of GDP, the National Logistics Policy is a game-changer. It’s driving 26.1% CAGR in the $682.1 million warehouse automation market, transforming supply chains. As the backbone of the booming e-commerce sector, logistics plays a crucial role in connecting businesses to consumers, facilitating swift and reliable delivery of goods. We are focussed towards electrifying the logistics which will not only ensure the growing industry but also make them sustainable and we are proud to be fulfilling 5Million+ deliveries every month through our 22,000+ electric vehicles. By adopting innovative technologies and green logistics solutions, we can not only meet the growing demands of e-commerce but also contribute to environmental sustainability. This day, I also salute every unsung hero, our gig-workers working tirelessly to enable the logistics in India.

Mr. Vineet Agarwal, MD of TCI Ltd

With over 65 years of experience in India’s logistics industry, TCI recognizes the critical role that logistics plays in connecting people, businesses, and communities. While the United States celebrates National Logistics Day, we believe it is time for India to similarly honour the invaluable contributions of the logistics sector. Employing over 22 million individuals, the logistics industry is a cornerstone of our economy. By designating a day to celebrate logistics in India, we can properly acknowledge the dedication of these professionals. This recognition was duly emphasized during the COVID pandemic as logistics became the lifeline of humanity, underscoring the significance of innovation and excellence in propelling economic growth. Through this endeavour, we aim to ensure that logistics & supply chain management remains to be a boardroom topic. At TCI, we are committed to establishing new benchmarks in logistics, ensuring seamless trade, and fostering sustainable development.

Nishith Rastogi, Founder & CEO of Locus.sh
National Logistics Day 2024 is important to recognize the remarkable strides the industry has made. According to recent data, the Indian freight and logistics market is projected to grow at an annual rate of 8.8% to reach USD 484.43 billion by 2029, up from USD 317.26 billion in 2024. India’s logistics sector stands on the brink of transformation, driven by cutting-edge technologies, advancements, and robust infrastructure development. The industry is at an evolving juncture where organizations are unlocking unprecedented efficiency and savings in time, money, and manpower by incorporating AI and ML-powered technologies into their logistics operations. We also anticipate the 2024 Union Budget policies prioritizing strategic investments in advanced technology, promoting green logistics, and enhancing digital infrastructure. Such initiatives are vital for ensuring industry resilience, addressing emerging challenges, and propelling India towards global leadership in a tech-driven, sustainable logistics landscape.”

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