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In 2014, the supply chain industry experienced one of its strongest years in recent history. The transportation sector grew by 3.6 percent due to stronger shipment volumes and consumers, which had been the element missing from the country’s financial recovery, began to drive the economy once again as confidence increased.

“It was the best, strongest year freight has had since the recession and it happened despite the fact that the economy wasn’t that strong around it,” said Rosalyn Wilson, a transportation consultant and the author of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) 26th Annual State of Logistics Report, which is presented by Penske Logistics. [Read more…]

Skip the Supply Chain Alphabet Soup

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LLP, 4PL, TMS and control towers…where does it all end? Am I the only one who finds that these terms need a lot more clarity? I have to admit each time I see a photo of an air traffic control center in a logistics advertisement I roll my eyes. As the field of supply chain management has grown consultants, academia and practitioners have coined and propagated these terms. [Read more…]

Penske Recognized for Supplier Excellence by Eastman Chemical

Penske 2015 Eastman Chemical Supplier Excellence Award PhotoPenske Logistics has been honored by Eastman Chemical Company with a Special Recognition Award for assisting with domestic moves and supplying additional refrigerated capacity in a very tight market. The services that Penske provides to the company in Tennessee and South Carolina include dedicated contract carriage and inbound freight management from regional ports. [Read more…]

CSCMP State of Logistics Report Panelists Announced

Stock image - supply chainOn June 23, the 26th Annual State of Logistics Report will be unveiled at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. It is sponsored by Penske Logistics and introduced by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). Industry analyst and report author Rosalyn Wilson will once again present the report’s key content which examines major trends, issues and economic data across all major transportation modes within the supply chain. [Read more…]

Penske Logistics Europe Uses Solar Panels to Energize Warehouse

Penske Logistics Europe Solar PanelsPenske Logistics Europe has installed nearly 800 solar panels atop its multi-client warehouse that goes a long way in powering the building’s operations. The 200,000 square-foot building is located in Roosendaal, The Netherlands. [Read more…]

Penske Logistics Winner of NA 3PL Award by Automotive Supply Chain

Penske  Logistics 2015 Automotive Supply Chain AwardPenske Logistics is a recipient of the inaugural North America Third-Party Logistics Provider of the Year Award by Automotive Supply Chain magazine. According to the publication, Penske was selected for this honor for the company’s outstanding performance in optimizing distribution networks, improving supply chain visibility and achieving cost reduction within the automotive industry. [Read more…]

Penske Logistics Completes Acquisition of Transfreight N.A.

Penske-Truck-Leasing-Global-HeadquartersToday, Penske Logistics announced it has successfully completed its planned acquisition of Transfreight North America, a provider of third-party logistics and supply chain solutions, from Mitsui & Co., Ltd. Financial terms were not disclosed. [Read more…]

Penske Logistics South America Honored by Beauty Maker Natura

Penske Logistics South America 2015 Natura awardPenske Logistics South America has been given the 2014 QLICAR Award by Natura, a leading Brazilian manufacturer of skin care, cosmetics, perfume, hair care and other beauty products. The award, which recognizes top suppliers, is an acronym that roughly translates from Portuguese to: quality; logistics; innovation; cost/contract; treatment; and relationship. [Read more…]

Penske Logistics DCM Leader to Present at Warehousing Conference

Warehouse worker pushing pallet truck with cardboard boxesEric Hepburn, Penske Logistics vice president of distribution center management, will conduct a solo presentation at the upcoming Warehouse Education and Research Council (WERC) annual conference, taking place in Orlando, Florida, May 3 to May 6. [Read more…]

Penske Logistics Leaders Speaking at JDA Focus 2015

PL stock photoTwo Penske Logistics senior leaders will offer their supply chain expertise at JDA’s conference, FOCUS 2015, which will be held at the World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida, on April 26 through April 29. Andy Moses, senior vice president of global products, and Joe Carlier, senior vice president of global sales, will be appearing on panel discussions. [Read more…]