Member Spotlight: JNH Logistics – Local representative of SEKO Logistics

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Member Spotlight by Nick Ludwig, Director of Business Development, JNH Logistics – Local representative for SEKO Logistics

Provide us with a brief summary of your business’ services.
We provide complete Supply Chain Solutions, specializing in transportation, logistics, forwarding and warehousing. We also lead the industry with innovative and customizable IT solutions, which provide a seamless flow of information and give our growing client base true supply chain visibility.  We deal with a wide ranging client base. From automotive clients to retail clients and even suppliers to each.  We’ve worked with construction companies and plastic companies and are able to tailor our services to suit the need of each individual client.

With over 120 offices in 40 countries worldwide, SEKO’s unique shareholder management model enables the client to benefit from Global implementation experience and expertise across all industry sectors, coupled with vital in-country knowledge and service at the local level.

Which allows for competitive rates in any market matched with quality service. This lets clients benefit from their logistics partner, by being able to scale accordingly as their needs continue to evolve.

Tell us about your company’s mission and values.
Our mission is to be the leading unique third party logistics provider.

Our company values are: Respect, Honesty, Integrity, Gratitude, and Commitment.

What are the services you use the most (or are looking forward to using) from the Columbus Chamber?
Looking forward to networking with Local Businesses

How do you stay engaged with trends that you see in your industry?
We stay up to date with what is going on in global news as this directly affects our industry, such as changing international sanctions and embargos as well as watching oil prices.  On a local level we attend several round tables and tradeshows.

What is your company culture like?
We aim to create an atmosphere where our employees are excited to come to work; it’s a fun environment with a get it done attitude.

What does it take to be a successful employee at your company?
In order for our employees to be successful at our company, they must maintain values true to our company values, while maintaining the get it done attitude. An example of this, recently we had a client call in on a Friday evening (around 8pm) with an expedite need in which freight needed to get from northern Ohio to northern Mexico by Monday afternoon.  Within an hour we had a dedicated aircraft lined up and our truck was in route to the client’s location.  By Sunday the client’s freight was in Mexico waiting for pickup Monday morning by our SEKO Mexico counterpart to deliver to the consignee.  Even when it is outside our normal office hours the team members here are committed to our company’s core values and deliver exceptional service to continually earn our client’s business.

What makes Columbus such a great place to do business?
From a logistical standpoint, any major U.S. metro market can be serviced out of Columbus. More corporations are bringing their distribution centers to Columbus, which is exciting for the local economy.  

What pieces of advice have you found to be the most helpful since starting your career?
Find a way to bring value beyond what you’re paid to do as that is expected.

How do you achieve a work/life balance?
Our business operates 24/7; it is extremely important that we maintain a work/life balance. I start my day with a workout to clear my head and to mentally prepare for the day. I make sure I spend time with my family in the evenings.

Where is your favorite place to have a meeting outside the office?
(Insert nearest bar name here)

All joking aside, it is the quality of the company attending the meeting and not so much the location that makes it memorable.

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