Our Mission Statement begins with You
Be helpful and beneficial to each client. Leverage the crucial lessons learned over a hundred thousand shipments and collaborations with companies around the world. Share the intrinsic value of these experiences and the accumulated knowledge. Be passionate in everything we do and accountable with every action. Nurture a professional network of the best and brightest and learn from them. Provide the client with sound advice and proven concepts to conserve resources, function better and at lower cost.
Guide the client to a more profitable position first and foremost.
Our Philosophy & Culture
At the forefront is you and you have a reputation to maintain.
It is our job to help you leave a lasting and positive impression with every touch point, your customers, your suppliers, every pick up and delivery, every phone call and email.
Help you conserve resources, leverage pricing advantages and use automated technologies to provide visibility throughout your supply chain. Help with beneficial feedback and advice to spot inefficiencies and streamline labor intensive processes.
Internally, coach the SLC team in all of your processes, to be passionate and accountable with every action. Provide ongoing internal education of industry best practices. Proactively communicate to all stakeholders.
Treat every truck driver and all of our suppliers with respect and dignity. They are our collaborative business partners. Coach them to understand your processes. Guide them to perform best-in-class and exceed the clients expectations. Pay them on-time, every time. Help them do their job with accurate information, transparency, and to avoid disruptions
and avoid service issue.
On a personal note, Mike and Chris remain close friends and like to proclaim they "beat the odds" with their partnership that began in 1995. They operate by this statement, "Always focus on the client first, your employees second, the business and suppliers third, and the partnership last. With the partnership last on the list, rarely will have time or energy to stay upset at the other partner." In general they attribute their success in business and life to a strong belief in hard work, honesty, integrity, and loyalty. They learn from mistakes and are willing to compromise.
And always remember Murphy's Law, "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong." Be ready with a contingency plan and a great sense of humor.
Mike and Chris met at university in the late 80's as business majors. To earn money, they delivered pizzas and tended bar. They both graduated with a BS in Business Economics, and would go their separate ways in their professional careers. Between the two of them they have experience in waste management, copier sales, truck tire sales and marketing a private label national dealer program. Both met their wives who also graduated from the same university. Both couples are still married over 28 years!
In 1995, Mike and Chris took a position with a 3PL. After a short time they could see the industry was rapidly evolving with emerging technologies. Mike and Chris had a strong desire to help their clients with more than just a freight rate. They became innovators and leaders in the industry, while taking the opportunity to work for themselves, thus creating SLC Nationwide.
By 1997, they had raised enough capital to follow their dreams and launch SLC Nationwide, a Federally licensed, bonded and insured, Freight Transportation & Logistics Management company. From scratch, they began building a client base who appreciated the improved services. In continuing with investments, building proprietary technologies, and focusing on the "Client First" philosophy, this would go on to help them attract more clients and bigger contracts. From these modest self-taught beginnings, grew a successful and competitive business. Over the years they would selectively recruit a team of genuinely honest, upbeat, passionate and dedicated people who make SLC all it is today.
While much has changed with acquisitions, people and always improving technologies, Mike and Chris have never strayed away from their original mission statement... Client First! Be helpful and prove beneficial to each client. Help with relevant information and sound advice based on experience and a professional network of the industries best and brightest. Guide them to a more profitable place, support the client's goals, understand their mission and help promote their reputation.
***Covid Message - As of March 2020 all 18 incredibly talented and committed team members agreed to sacrifice space in their homes to work remotely. Using cloud technologies and infrastructures that have been implemented over the years to be 100% functional from any location, during any situation such as a snow storm, a power outage... or a Pandemic. (Who knew...?!) As of March 2021 we continue to hone our skills in working remotely and will continue with that plan for the foreseeable future.