"It is a far
better Manager that attempts something
innovative and fails, then the one that
attempts nothing and succeeds."
In our mission statement we say, “Each of our
customers are unique”. As their requirements
differ their goals are consistent. They all
strive for success and it is our duty to support
their supply chain plan in every way possible.
Small or large, our customers expect and will
receive the highest quality service available in
our Industry. We will never be satisfied with
and “adequate job”.
For me, this is not a statement to impress
potential customers but a foundational principle
that my company is built upon. At Schafer
Logistics we strive daily to insure that the
character of our company is reflected by our
staff and is held in the highest regard. We
work daily to guarantee our customers that we
will do what we say both when our customers are
watching and when they are not. Our goal is to
not only meet our customers expectations, but to
started working for Schafer Logistics along with
my two brothers Richard and Larry Schafer in the
1960’s. We all began at entry-level positions
and over the years worked our way up in
management. In 1982 the three of us were given
the opportunity to purchase the company from
Walter and Wilford Schafer.
Possibly the most important lesson I have
learned is that hard work, diligence and success
are not concepts they are actions. The mark of a
person is not what they could or should have
done; it is what they have done.
Over the years our firm has achieved successes.
We have taken considerable steps to improve our
ability to service our clients globally; we have
opened new offices in New Delhi, India and in Ho
Chi Minh City, Vietnam adding to our global
Our “Kaizen-Small continuous improvement”
mentality is always in place. Day after
day, new ideas, processes and technologies are
constantly evaluated, tested, and implemented to
continually improve the level of service to our
Thank you for taking the time to learn more
about Schafer Logistics. We look forward to
hearing from you and working with you very
soon. Please feel free to
e-mail your questions, concerns or inquiries.
Gary A. Schafer