Members of the Logistics Hall of Fame

As the core of the Logistics Hall of Fame, the members are anchored in the statutes. They are the legends of logistics and represent the major milestones of the logistics industry. Members of the Logistics Hall of Fame have made outstanding achievements in the further development of logistics and supply chain management beyond the boundaries of their own companies and have made a significant and lasting impact on the industry. This eternal pantheon is designed to remind future generations of logisticians of these individuals and what they achieved. 

 

  • In the first ballot, the Logistics Hall of Fame Council nominates a maximum of ten candidates from among all proposals. An international jury of more than 60 industry experts from politics, business, science and the media selects the new member of the Logistics Hall of Fame in the second ballot.
  • Individuals and groups may be nominated for induction into the Logistics Hall of Fame. A proposal can only be made via the Internet form in German or English language. There are no restrictions on the right to submit proposals. Each person can propose himself or herself or a third party.

 

Erich Staake

Erich Staake

Moderniser of Inland port logistics

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Rolf Schnellecke

Rolf Schnellecke

Outsourcing trendsetter and innovator of automotive logistics

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Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos

Revolutioniser of ecommerce and logistics. Founder of Amazon

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Franz von Taxis and Johann Baptista von Taxis (Tasso)

Franz von Taxis and Johann Baptista von Taxis (Tasso)

Founder of the international postal services

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Henry Ford and Ransom Eli Olds

Henry Ford and Ransom Eli Olds

Inventors of assembly line production

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James E. Casey

James E. Casey

Launcher of parcels services and founder of UPS

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Lothar Raucamp

Lothar Raucamp

Fighter for the cooperative idea in logistics and founder of dedicated industry insurer KRAVAG

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Gerhard Schäfer

Gerhard Schäfer

Initiator of the system concept and pioneer of storage logistics

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Horst Mosolf

Horst Mosolf

Pioneer of vehicle logistics

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Frederick W. Smith

Frederick W. Smith

Inventor of express logistics and founder of FedEx

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Peer Witten

Peer Witten

Paved the way for Internet commerce and modern logistics

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Heidi Senger-Weiss

Heidi Senger-Weiss

Successful entrepreneur and source of stimuli for logistics

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Helmut Baumgarten

Helmut Baumgarten

Founder of holistic and process-oriented logistics

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Detthold Aden

Detthold Aden

Leading managerial figure and a key source of stimuli for modern logistics

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Eugene Bradley Clark

Eugene Bradley Clark

Inventor of the forklift truck

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Gottlieb Daimler

Gottlieb Daimler

Inventor of the truck and pioneer of modern freight transport

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Heinz und Hugo Fiege

Heinz und Hugo Fiege

Pioneers of contract logistics

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Hermann Grewer

Hermann Grewer

Mover of European road freight transport

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Michael ten Hompel

Michael ten Hompel

Logistics research guru

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Reinhardt Jünemann

Reinhardt Jünemann

Leading material flow expert and co-founder of industrial logistics

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Peter Klaus

Peter Klaus

Statistician of logistics

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Klaus-Michael Kühne

Klaus-Michael Kühne

Leading entrepreneurial figure and logistics benefactor

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Malcom McLean

Malcom McLean

The father of containerisation

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Taiichi Ohno

Taiichi Ohno

Inventor of kanban

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Hans-Christian Pfohl

Hans-Christian Pfohl

Founder of scientific logistics research

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Gottfried Schenker

Gottfried Schenker

Inventor of groupage transport by rail

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Hanspeter Stabenau

Hanspeter Stabenau

Founder of the German logistics movement

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William H. Tunner

William H. Tunner

The man who organised the Berlin Airlift

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Horst Wildemann

Horst Wildemann

German automotive logistics guru

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Sponsors

  • Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur
  • Bundesverband Güterkraftverkehr Logistik und Entsorgung
  • Bundesverband Materialwirtschaft, Einkauf und Logistik
  • Bundesverband Spedition und Logistik e. V. (DSLV)
  • Bundesverband Wirtschaft, Verkehr und Logistik
  • Bundesvereinigung Logistik
  • BUSINESS+LOGISTIC
  • CHEP
  • comepack
  • Deutsches Verkehrsforum
  • GARBE Industrial Real Estate
  • Gebr. Heinemann SE & Co. KG
  • Gebrüder Weiss
  • German Association of the Automotive Industry
  • German Parcel and Express Association (BIEK)
  • Group7
  • Hafen Duisburg AG
  • Humbaur
  • impact media projects
  • International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations
  • International Road Transport Union
  • Kögel Trailer
  • KRAVAG-LOGISTIC
  • Lebensmittel Zeitung
  • LOGISTIK-Kurier
  • Logistische Informationssysteme AG
  • LT-manager
  • LTG Landauer Transport- gesellschaft Doll
  • Panattoni Europe
  • PTV Group
  • Schnellecke Logistics
  • Seifert Logistics Group (SLG)
  • STILL
  • TGW Logistics Group
  • trans aktuell
  • TRATON
  • UniCarriers