Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is to be inducted into the Logistics Hall of Fame for his company’s role in developing e-commerce logistics.
The Logistics Hall of Fame is based in Germany and says he has been honoured as a “revolutioniser of e-commerce and logistics”.
Bezos will be officially inducted in a ceremony at the annual Logistics Hall of Fame Gala in the Erich Klausener Hall of the German Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure in Berlin on 9 November.
The Logistics Hall of Fame says: “Jeff Bezos can claim to have revolutionised logistics in the mail order sector. In the words of the jury, he was the first to realise that software and logistics are key to the shift from purchasing-driven trading to demand-driven online trading.
“Thanks to a combination of software, efficient delivery, automation and long-term strategy, the computer scientist transformed transport logistics and intralogistics from the ground up, making Amazon a benchmark for the sector as a whole.
“Almost any technological development is nowadays influenced by e-commerce and many innovations are geared exclusively towards e-commerce. Bezos also impressively demonstrated that innovative logistics make an important contribution to corporate success.”
Bezos will join other logistics innovators, such as Fred Smith, founder of FedEx, and James E. Casey, launcher of parcel services and founder of UPS.