The Logistics Tribe

The Logistics Tribe

Newest Logistics Hall of Famer Lynn Fritz on Humanitarian Logistics

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Lynn Fritz is the latest member to be inducted into the International Logistics Hall of Fame.

Lynn is a true visionary in the global logistics industry. He was the Chairman and CEO of Fritz Companies until May 2001 when it was acquired by UPS.

Afterwards Lynn founded the non-profit organization Fritz Institute with his own funds to support NGOs around the world with humanitarian logistics.

Today Lynn is regarded as the founder of logistics for humanitarian organizations. So, of course, we are very honored to have Lynn as a guest on The Logistics Tribe.

Together with our host Marco Prüglmeier, Lynn talks about the following topics:

  • How Lynn started in logistics in San Francisco in the 1970s

  • How Lynn built the Fritz Company freight forwarding business for 35 years and then sold it to UPS in 2001

  • How and why The Fritz Institute with its focus on Humanitarian Logistics was started

  • The important differences between humanitarian and every day logistics

  • The tsunami disaster in 2004 as a case study for the challenges of humanitarian logistics

  • The role of technology in disaster preparation and response

  • The very human story of how a local Bollywood Fan Club helped out during a disaster response

  • The inevitability of more serious disasters being brought on by climate change

  • The responsibility of the logistics industry to combat climate change. How climate change can be an opportunity for logistics

  • How Lynn walks the walk on sustainability with his Lynmar wine estate

Important links:

The Fritz Institute:

The International Logistics Hall of Fame:

To connect with Marco Prüglmeier, host of The Logistics Tribe:

To connect with Boris Felgendreher, founder and host of the Logistics Tribe, visit:

The Logistics Tribe Podcast is supported by GreyOrange, a global leader in the areas of AI-enabled warehouse robotics and fulfillment automation.

Link to an upcoming webinar with GreyOrange and Active Ants, organized by the German Logistics Association (BVL). This webinar is in German language only.

Künstliche Intelligenz (KI) und maschinelles Lernen (ML) zur E-Fulfillment Automatisierung und Optimierung


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Boris Felgendreher, Dana von der Heide and Marco Prüglmeier invite you to listen to The Logistics Tribe, a weekly podcast about the world of global logistics and supply chain management.

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