“Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”
Did you know that Dash Courier and Logistics provides 24/7 365 service? That means we have shift coverage that overlaps throughout the day, someone who is just a phone call or email away is available to meet your requests. Not only that, we have drivers that work all of these shifts in order to provide coverage to hospitals, pharmacy lines, labs, technicians etc, and while many companies have manufacturing lines that do just that, it also means that we and they, have workers with give up their holidays to make sure that the supply chain keeps moving. Moving into the business of supply chain, has opened this newbies eyes to see how commerce really moves around the world, and brings me to wonder, what would it cost for the world to shut down for an entire day. The closest we can come to in estimate is that which was lost when the Government shown late last year.
•About $3.1 billion in lost government services, according to the research firm IHS
•$152 million per day in lost travel spending, according to the U.S. Travel Association
•$76 million per day lost because of National Parks being shut down, according to the National Park Service
•$217 million per day in lost federal and contractor wages in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area alone
Given that Government revenue represent less than 10% of that in the US the economy, the loss for the United States alone would be in the billions, multiply that number by the number of countries in the world (196) and potentially taking 1/2 of that given that the United States is the worlds largest economy, we can safely estimate if the world shut down for one single day we could lose close to
untrigintillion 10 to the 96th in lost revenue. How long would it take to recuperate from such a loss, leaves this supply chain brain spinning. I wonder what would happen if we were able to get even a fraction of that to be donated back into the economy. Perhaps all profits made on memorial day after labor, be donated to the US Military. We could change the world.
Seeing that most of the country is setting up for a great Memorial Day Weekend, Dash wanted to send out our appreciation to all of the Troops and those serving in our military. These guys are the ones who keep us safe, and protect our ways of living everyday.
Hats off to you all!
Twitter Tips, and no that is not some odd ball saying, its 2014 people get with it, our language is changing.
Not long after I first joined Twitter, I followed an author I really like, and she immediately followed me back. I did not assume that because she followed me back, she’d actually be reading my tweets. Still, it made me feel really good — it was nice for her to acknowledge, in this small way, that my appreciation for her work actually mattered to her. I decided that I would pay this good feeling forward by following every (non-spambot) person that followed me.
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Here it is another day again in the office, bidding on RFP’s, Dispatching, Prospecting, Organizing Logistics for customer shipments. Just a typical day in the expedited delivery business.
I will be the first to admit before joining a company involved in Logistics, I never gave a second thought about the trucking companies which I share the road with everyday. Now when I pass by I am straining to see the names on the sides of trucks, are they moving FTL or LTL is it a Cargo Van or an employee courier, where are they going, where are they based out of? How long have they been on the road? What most of us don’t know is that most drivers are behind the wheel anywhere from 10-12 hours a day, not to mention the time that they spend loading and unloading their trucks.
More often than not in the Same Day Delivery Race the shipments these drivers are carrying are time critical, whether its a part to a pharmaceutical plant which is costing a company thousands of dollars an hour in operating costs, to blood transports which can be the difference between life and death of a surgical patient.
These are the behind the scenes things that I am pretty sure no one outside of the supply chain field ever thinks about. But as you are driving home tonight, I dare you to open your eyes and realize the amount of commerce that is sharing the road with you. I promise it will be enlightening and give you an appreciation of how vast our economy really is.