Intelligent Logistics “BHAG” (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) is officially a force to be reckoned with. At the beginning of the year, our CEO, Tim Miller decided that for each shipment Intelligent Logistics moves, we would set aside $1.50 (per shipment) to give back to our community. We invited our team members to get involved in our community and use the “BHAG” fund Intelligent Logistics has set aside to give back.
We partnered with local non-profit Any Baby Can to host a Fall Coat Drive for the families they service. The goal when the coat drive was conceived, was to utilize our BHAG funds while promoting donation within our company and community. Intelligent Logistics pledged to match each donation with an additional $20 for each coat collected. We invited companies to join in the coat collection: ProofPoint, My IT Pros, Any Baby Can and others loved the idea and joined in the fun! Our original goal was 250 coats with a $5,000.00 donation to match. Together we collected 404 coats and were able to donate $8,080.00 to Any Baby Can.
In total, the community of local businesses collected more than coats. We have provided a way for local families to stay warm and cozy this winter.
Our team came together this year with larger than life costumes, creative duos and wicked impressions. Congratulations to the team members who won the following categories:
- Scariest: Kayla Johnson (Scary Witch!)
- Most Original: Jocelyn Schutte (E.T.)
- Funniest: Truck Brokerage team (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
- Best Impression: Christy Liner (In a perfect world she dressed as Ken Copelin)
- Overall: Truck Brokerage team (Snow White and the Seven Dwarves)
- Pumpkin Carving: Amy Bradley (Carved a spooky ghost!)
Can’t wait to see what everyone does next year!
Annually, The Austin Business Journal recognizes 50 of the fastest growing companies in Central Texas. There are two groupings within the Fast 50 list: companies with revenue over $10 million, and companies with revenue under $10 million. In 2016, Intelligent Logistics was recognized as the 23rd fastest growing company in Central Texas with revenue exceeding $10 million. Our CEO Tim Miller, was joined by contributing members of our team at the Fast 50 dinner and awards ceremony held in the heart of downtown Austin, Texas. This recognition by The Austin Business Journal affirms our team is working hard and producing results. Our resident ‘cargo’ experts are committed to excellence and it shows within our company’s clients and rapid growth.
Intelligent Logistics is partnering with other Austin-based companies to collect as many new/lightly used coats as possible. We are working to help Any Baby Can service their 5,000+ families in the Austin area. The largest need is for infants up to ten years old – however, ALL DONATIONS are welcome.
In the spirit of giving, and keeping the idea of Breaking The Cycle of Poverty, Intelligent Logistics has pledged to donate an additional $20 (directly to Any Baby Can), per coat collected. With the goal of 250 coats collected by Oct. 28th, this would equal a contribution from Intelligent Logistics of $5,000 directly to Any Baby Can and their services. This means your individual contributions are helping more than simply one child, or one family. This outreach is building towards a relationship between Intelligent Logistics and the local organizations and the services they offer within our community. This pledge extends to all donations, and includes donations make by other organizations and individuals external to our organization.
For more information on how you can support this important venture, please contact Amy Bradley, Office Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for your support!
Inc. Magazine recently unveiled its 35th annual list of America’s fastest-growing private companies, the Inc. 5000. Many recognizable names have made this prestigious list in past years: Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow just to name a few. These hugely successful businesses first gained national exposure with the recognition from the magazine’s “Inc. 5000” list before they were the household names they are today.
Intelligent Logistics was ranked #3397 in the 2016 Inc. 5000 list, which we are very proud of. However, the more impressive feat is that Intelligent Logistics has now made this prestigious list 9 times in the past 10 years! We are so proud of our team that made this success happen. Every day, we work hard to fulfill our mission of “making cargo transportation simple for our client so they can be more successful”.
Our Happy Team
Happy Team is our #1 Core Value
I am thrilled to announce that the Austin Business Journal has named Intelligent Logistics as one of the winners of the 2016 Best Places To Work in Central Texas!
The award is an external confirmation that all of our efforts are paying off, and that our core values are alive and not just words. For me personally, this is especially rewarding as I consider our people and our culture the most important job responsibility I have. I am amazed at what a talented and intelligent team we have, thanks to the efforts of a lot of people far more talented than me.
To announce the award, I dressed up in my pickle costume (yes, I own one-don’t you?)
The full announcement is here:
Intelligent Logistics Best Places to Work In Central Texas
At Intelligent Logistics, our #1 Core Value is Happy Team.
That means as CEO, I am constantly looking for and evaluating ways that we can do more for our team members. Sometimes the answers are obvious, such as looking for frustration in systems, software, and processes. Other times it can be less obvious, like coming up with innovative ways to make our work more fun, tying in our goals into meaningful ways in which we make a difference in our local communities, or in fostering relationship building among new hires and long timers.
The most recent way we have lived this core value is in changing our maternity policy. As you may know, in the U.S. there are no legally mandated paid time off for maternity. As a result, only 12% of women in the U.S. have any form of paid maternity leave. At Intelligent Logistics, we were part of that 12 %, since one of the benefits we provided was short term disability which included maternity. However, in talking to one of our team members who had given birth last year, I learned first hand while appreciated, it fell short of what I thought we were providing.
So we made a change. We announced that we will now offer 10 weeks of fully paid maternity leave, as well as two weeks of paid paternity leave. I am proud of this in ways that I was not expecting-a very different feeling than when we have increased paid time off or thrown a company event. This feels different, and it feels right. I wish that I would have made this change sooner, and I hope that other entrepreneurs will do the same.
Because we can and we should, not because we must.
Our team is overflowing with creativity and it’s showcased in these costumes.