Patrick Steele Featured on WPSE Business Spotlight

Patrick Steele Featured on WPSE Business Spotlight

podcast circlePatrick Steele, Business Development Manager, Project Cargo for Logistics Plus, was featured on the Business Spotlight program, which is produced in partnership with WPSE Money Radio. Business Spotlight is a monthly 30-minute program that airs regionally and streams globally.

In this month’s Logistics Plus segment, Pat discusses his background, role with the company, operations experience, unique projects he’s handled, interests outside of work, and more. You can listen to a replay of the interview on the Logistics Plus Podcasts page or by clicking below to listen on LP Radio on Spotify.

 

Hotel and Hospitality Logistics: An Overview

Hotel and Hospitality Logistics: An Overview

Hotel and Hospitality LogisticsHotel and hospitality logistics refer to the specialized supply chain management services tailored for the hospitality industry. These services ensure that hotels, resorts, and other hospitality establishments have a seamless flow of the furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E) needed to meet guest expectations. Here are some key aspects of hotel and hospitality logistics:

  • Supply Chain Management: Logistics play a crucial role in managing the flow of goods, services, and information within a hotel. This includes inventory management, transportation, warehousing, and coordination of  operational services.
  • Warehousing and Storage: Efficient storage and warehousing solutions are essential for managing inventory, including linens, toiletries, food, and other supplies needed for daily operations.
  • Freight Budgeting: Logistics experts assist in budgeting for freight costs, ensuring cost-effective transportation of goods from suppliers to the hotel.
  • Project Planning: From hotel openings to refurbishments, logistics experts help design and execute project plans that align with guest expectations.
  • Transparency and Sustainability: Hotel logistics providers offer transparency by tracking shipments, deliveries, and goods in storage. Additionally, they help hotels achieve sustainability goals through efficient supply chain practices.

Why Choose Logistics Plus for Your Hotel and Hospitality Logistics Projects?

Logistics Plus provides outstanding value-added FF&E logistics and supply chain services through cost-effective operational planning, efficient execution, unparalleled visibility, and exceptional project management.

Our teams listen and then design customized and comprehensive supply chain solutions for our clients. Our world-renowned technology suite and customer portal can be operated independently or seamlessly integrated with virtually any ERP, providing data and analytics that drive efficiency and savings.

  • Experience: Over 27 years of growth and success for our customers, both large and small, in every facet of logistics.
  • Expertise: Dedicated project planners, managers, and logistics specialists who understand how things work “on the ground.”
  • Reach: Access to our established worldwide network of freight carriers, installation service providers, and flexible warehouse locations.
  • Reliability: Millions of FF&E/OS&E units installed over the past decade with a claim-free ratio of 99.5%.
  • Passion For Excellence™: We care and find a way to “yes” in everything we do

Hotel and Hospitality Logistics

Ready to learn more? Visit our FF&E Logistics page and download our brochure, or contact us for more information.

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Logistics Plus Hosts Whistlestops for Ukraine Tour

Logistics Plus Hosts Whistlestops for Ukraine Tour

Whistlestops for UkraineLogistics Plus was the proud host for the Whistlestops for Ukraine tour on May 22nd in Erie, PA. The Whistlestops tour is organized by the German Marshall Fund and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation to drum up support for Ukraine across rural American communities that specialize in agriculture and manufacturing.

The Whistestops tour stopped at the Logistics Plus Global Headquarters for a ‘walk and talk’ and roundtable discussion during the Erie visit. Several high-profile CEO’s and business leaders from across the country and world attended, including Howard Buffett (American Businessman and Philanthropist), Heather Conley (President of the German Marshall Fund), and Kateryna Smagliy (Embassy of Ukraine to the U.S.).

The goal of the roundtable discussion was to highlight how supporting Ukraine improves America’s own security and prosperity, showcase how American communities have mobilized to support, inform how Ukraine is discussed in local, national, and global conversations, and foster champions for Ukraine among the American people.

Since the onset of the war, Logistics Plus has taken a leading role in the rebuilding efforts in Ukraine among the global logistics community. The Whistestops for Ukraine event is just one of the many ways Logistics Plus is doing its part to support mutual security and prosperity. You can learn more about our efforts by visiting logisticsplus.com/rebuilding-ukraine.

Flickr slideshow of photographs taken at the event is included below. Logistics Plus would like to extend our gratitude to all of the attendees, businesses, and organizers who made the Whistestops for Ukraine tour in Erie a major success.

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Media coverage of the entire day was provided by Erie News Now. Click the thumbnail image below to watch a short recap of the day.

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About Whistestops for Ukraine

The German Marshall Fund of the United States, the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, and Farm Journal are partnering on a multi-state public diplomacy initiative in support of Ukraine’s victory, recovery, and reconstruction. This whistlestop tour, headlined by GMF President Heather A. Conley and Howard Buffett, will foster conversations on how the war in Ukraine affects local, national, and global communities.

At each stop of the tour through the American heartland, representatives from local governments, civic and faith-based organizations, agricultural groups, local businesses, and Ukrainian communities will gather to discuss why a free and sovereign Ukraine matters to America.

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Logistics Plus Attends Automate Conference in Chicago

Logistics Plus Attends Automate Conference in Chicago

Automate ConferenceLogistics Plus employees Christian Marz (Chicago) and Aaron Bisbee (Erie, Global HQ) attended this year’s Automate Conference at the McCormick Exhibition Center in Chicago from May 7th to 9th. With over 800 exhibitors at the Chicago conference, Christian and Aaron connected with leading automation and artificial intelligence (AI) companies worldwide.

Christian commented on the conference, “Logistics Plus utilizes automation capabilities throughout our operations. It was a pleasure to connect with industry-leading companies and showcase Logistics Plus’ world-class capabilities for the robotics and artificial intelligence industries.”

About The Aoutomate Conference
The Automate Conference puts you side-by-side with automation experts who know how to implement, optimize and expand automation—giving you insights to put into practice right away. In 2024, we featured 140+ conference sessions across 20+ topic paths for beginners and advanced professionals alike.

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Logistics Plus Transports Autonomous Shuttles to Hawaii

Logistics Plus Transports Autonomous Shuttles to Hawaii

Logistics Plus successfully transported four autonomous shuttles from Orlando, Florida, to Honolulu, Hawaii. For this project, Logistics Plus was responsible for the inland transportation of the shipment at the origin and destination. Our team transported the shuttles from Orlando to San Diego port and then from Honolulu seaport to Honolulu airport.

The shuttles measured 187.2″ L x 82.68″ W x 103.94″ H and weighed 7,606 lbs. each. Two conestoga step-decks were used for the inland trucking, as two shuttles were on each vehicle. The autonomous shuttles were picked up on February 16th and were delivered on March 4th.

Upon delivery of the shuttles, the client sent the below testimonial to our team:

“I just wanted to reach out to say thank you to the Logistics Plus team for everything. You made what was a stressful and new process for us seem easy! I appreciate you answering all my questions and for your support in helping us get over the hurdles. You have been a pleasure to work with, and I’ll be in touch when we are ready to ship these back to the mainland. Thanks again, and Mahalo!” -Project Administrator

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Logistics Plus Attends the UA-NL Economic Recovery Forum

Logistics Plus Attends the UA-NL Economic Recovery Forum

UA-NL economic recovery forumLogistics Plus attended the UA-NL Economic Recovery Promotion Business Forum as part of the Rebirth of the Ukraine Trade Mission. The forum was held on April 26th and 27th at the World Horti Center in Naaldwijk, Netherlands. Focusing on the agriculture and horticulture sectors, the event’s purpose was to discuss ways of economic recovery with invited representatives of local authorities and businesses of Ukraine and key representatives of government and businesses in the Netherlands.

As a global company with world-class professionals and operations in the Netherlands and Ukraine, Logistics Plus is uniquely positioned to support increased commercial engagement between the two countries. Together, we can create a truly interconnected network that positively impacts Ukraine’s rebirth.

Logistics Plus Vice President, Chemicals Division Dennis Melgert attended the session, presenting the capabilities of Logistics Plus and discussing its rebuilding efforts in Ukraine. Dennis said, “The UA-NL Economic Recovery Forum was a major success. It was great connecting with so many amazing people and businesses with a common goal—rebuilding Ukraine.” A few key takeaways from the event are listed below, along with photographs.

  • Understanding the barriers and opportunities for private sector involvement
  • Exploring the concept of self-sustainable communities through local park projects
  • Discovering how agricultural innovations can be leveraged to achieve sustainable food production
  • Exploring financial support options for impactful investments

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