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Logistics Productivity Drivers Emphasized by Schneider

The 20th annual William A. Patterson Lecture was delivered on April 25, 2001 by Don Schneider, President of Schneider National, Inc., to a large crowd in the Coon Forum. After reviewing the recent history of the US logistics productivity in relation to total economic output, Schneider drove to his point: American standards of living depend significantly on the efficiency of the material supply chain, and that efficiency can improve in specific ways:

For Schneider National, each of these steps depends upon attracting and retaining quality of personnel, the top priority of the company and its president. Combining the right personnel, equipment and systems, Schneider believes that the logistics industry can manage new dimensions of complexity and will continue to improve supply chain efficiency.

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