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.