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August 14, 2017 6:00 PM, EDT
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Elected to Logistics Hall of Fame
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Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com, has been elected to the Logistics Hall of Fame.

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 Nov. 9.

“Jeff Bezos has rewritten the history of logistics. His name is synonymous with successful e-commerce and a generation of entrepreneurs whose business models are based on algorithms and innovative logistics solutions. Had it not been for him, not much would have moved in logistics,” said Anita Würmser, executive jury chairperson of the Logistics Hall of Fame.

Bezos, 53, founded Amazon.com in 1994. He graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa in electrical engineering and computer science from Princeton University in 1986, and was named TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year in 1999.

Amazon says its mission is to be the most customer-centric company on Earth. Amazon is known for offering low prices and fast delivery on millions of items.

The Hall of Fame said Bezos was the first to realize that software and logistics are key to the shift from purchasing-driven transactions to demand-driven online transactions. It said Bezos transformed transport logistics from the ground up, making Amazon a benchmark for the sector as a whole.

The Logistics Hall of Fame has an online presence at http://www.logisticshalloffame.net/en/. Among the other members of the Hall are James Casey, founder of the forerunner to UPS; and Fred Smith, chairman, president and CEO of FedEx.