The founders of the postal system paved the way for a new era of communication,
Source: Go By Truck by Staff
the inventors of barcode and conveyor belt revolutionized industry,
and the pioneers of parcel and express logistics laid the foundation for globalization and eCommerce.
The motto for the 2016 voting period for the Logistics Hall of Fame was “Historic Milestones of Logistics,” and in total, 13 big names from the field of transport, intralogistics, information technology and insurance will be welcomed to the pantheon of the world’s most famous logisticians this year.
“The new members complete the timeline of milestone achievements in logistics and illustrate how logistics has made life better and safer over the course of time,” said Anita Würmser, executive jury chairperson of the Logistics Hall of Fame.
The first logistics milestone goes back to the year 1490 and is well known, too. The new inductees include Franz von Taxis (1459-1517) and his nephew Johann Baptista von Taxis (1470-1541). At the end of the 15th century, they created the first cross-border communication system, laying the foundation for the international postal system and the rise of the Thurn und Taxis family. …(read more)
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