Columbus, Ohio — Zipline Logistics has been named one of Ohio Business Magazine’s Best Workplaces of 2020. This is the second consecutive year that the Columbus-based logistics provider has received the honor.
Ohio Business Magazine has published its annual list of 72 best workplaces from around the Buckeye State since 2015. To finalize their selections, the publication’s award committee uses employee-friendly criteria that they feel most strongly contribute to overall satisfaction.
Among the factors used in creating their list are employee benefit programs like company-driven 401 (k) plans and workplace outings. But what weighs even heavier in their decision is a company’s intangible factors that contribute to how employees feel.
Retaining Zipline Culture in a Challenging Year
Zipline Logistics works intentionally to meet and exceed those standards. Zipline takes care of its employees with an impressive 401k matching program, generous HSA contribution, employer covered vision and dental, tuition reimbursement, and professional development programming.
The people-first philosophy on which the company was founded translated into the tenants that make up Zipline’s operational procedures. Integrity, education, and experience, among other values, guide company conduct toward employees, and it shows.
“Zipline was started with the mission to provide excellent service in the logistics industry by treating all our external partners with respect,” said CEO Walter Lynch. “We’ve turned that approach to business inward as well. We want our employees to feel valued and contribute to an organization committed to quality throughout its operation.”
The company’s founding partners have spent the last decade nurturing a people-centric approach to business that they extend to both their employees and customers. This has been instrumental in continuing the company’s success in this pandemic-defined year.
“When the COVID-19 outbreak became a certainty in February, we began an extensive planning and preparation process to ensure that we retain the culture we have worked hard to build while keeping our employees’ health and our customers’ success a top priority,” said Zipline President and Co-Founder Andrew Lynch. “To accomplish a seamless remote work transition, we provided employees with the tools, support, and sense of comradery that is essential to what we do at Zipline.”
Armed with portable workstations, easy-to-access operational efficiency applications, and video-conferencing hardware, teams quickly adjusted. The organization has maintained key virtual face-to-face interaction and insight into critical KPIs while transitioning to a remote work environment.
“Our business centers around a high-velocity communication cadence with daily huddles, weekly parking lots, and 1-on-1s with cross-functional leaders,” continued Lynch. “So, the almost in-office feel of video conferencing and the visibility obtained through performance software has been critical to our and our customers’ success.”
Zipline’s C-Suite has also continued to provide already established quarterly updates and informal Coffee & Conversation sessions to keep all informed at an organizational level.
In addition to daily check-ins and frequent high-level overviews, Zipline’s HR team has organized virtual happy hours and other events, which are a necessity in maintaining the unique collective feel of the organization.
Employees, commonly referred to Zipliners, are a diverse team working toward the same goal with a strong sense of cohesion. Providing outstanding service, accountability, communication, integrity, and partnership every step of the way.
About Ohio Business Magazine
Ohio Business Magazine serves as the only business-focused publication that covers all of the state. The publication writes stories of organizations and their leaders advancing in Ohio in business, governments, and non-profits. The publication details how Ohioans have achieved success and the lessons they have learned along the way.
About Zipline Logistics
Zipline Logistics, founded in 2007, is a digitally enabled transportation partner that specializes exclusively in serving the food, beverage, and consumer product sectors. Managing tens of thousands of shipments annually, Zipline Logistics proudly serves clients ranging from some of the largest retail organizations in the world to the brightest up-and-coming food and beverage brands in North America.
The logistics provider’s capacity procurement team utilizes a proprietary qualification process to identify and contract the highest quality providers to operate within its network. This selectively procured carrier group is leveraged, along with Zipline Logistics’ proprietary data analytics software, a retail-trained operations staff, and service-first organizational culture, to deliver the absolute best client experience in transportation.
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