Guest Editorial: Is Right Person Running Your Warehouse?

Stock Warehouse Leader PhotoDo you have the proper person running your warehouse operation today that will launch you into the next level of service required for tomorrow’s customers? Each year the logistic warehousing industry sees leaner margins due to ever increasing cost down initiatives by their customers. [Read more...]

Penske Honored with ATMC Excellence in Maintenance Training Award

Penske Wins ATMC Maintenance Training AwardPenske Truck Leasing was given a 2013 National Excellence in Training Award by the Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC). One of seven companies to earn this honor, Penske was lauded for its heavy-duty and medium-duty truck preventive maintenance certification program for the 5,500 maintenance technicians and customer service representatives it employs across North America. [Read more...]

Guest Editorial: Small Changes Equal Big Paybacks

Warehouse Manager Counting InventoryWhen I’m working at home hanging pictures my wife can always spot a crooked picture from across the room. I usually have to pull out my iPhone and use the level function or grab a tape measure because it’s not centered on the wall.

I have an associate who is very adept at doing the same thing except he looks for waste. Not waste as in trash on the floor – but waste in motion, layout or process design. He can spot the problem from across the room. [Read more...]

Penske Logistics to Manage Ducati’s Brazil Logistics Operations

Ducati DIAVEL CARBONPenske Logistics South America has signed a contract with Italian motorcycle brand Ducati in Brazil to provide warehouse management services for a distribution center in Cajamar (SP). [Read more...]

Penske Given Green Award by Supply & Demand Chain Executive

shutterstock_17301190 [Converted]Penske Logistics has received a 2013 Green Supply Chain award from a logistics industry publication, Supply and Demand Chain Executive magazine.

According to the magazine, winners were recognized for “making green or sustainability a core part of their supply chain strategy, and are working to achieve sustainability goals within their own operations. The awards also recognize providers of supply chain solutions and services assisting their customers in achieving measurable sustainability goals.” [Read more...]

Penske Logistics Presents: Videos for 2014 3PL Logistics Study

Penske Logistics is a first-time sponsor of this 18th annual study, initiated by Dr. C. John Langley, clinical professor, supply chain information systems and director of development, center for supply chain research at Smeal College of Business at Penn State University. There are three videos embedded within this post. Dr. Langley offered highlights of the study and Shanton Wilcox, principal, logistics and fulfillment leader for Capgemini Consulting, offered his take on global trade management. Zack Deming, principal at Korn/Ferry International, talked about smart growth leaders. [Read more...]

Penske Logistics Presents: Videos for Dr. Lieb 2013 3PL CEO Survey

As part of Penske Logistics’ thought leadership the company has once again sponsored Dr. Bob Lieb’s 20th Annual Survey of Third-Party Logistics Provider CEOs. There are five videos embedded within this blog post: Dr. Lieb discussed the North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific portion of the surveys; and Penske senior vice president of sales Joe Carlier provided insight from Penske’s perspective. Lastly, both Lieb and Carlier talked about talent management, a key component of this year’s survey. [Read more...]

Penske Logistics Selects JDA Software for Warehousing

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Penske Logistics today announced that it has selected the JDA® Warehouse Management and JDA® Warehouse Labor Management solutions for use on a global basis. The decision is one in a series of recent moves by Penske Logistics to further modernize and upgrade its supply chain and logistics technology capabilities. The announcement was made during JDA FocusConnect 2013, JDA’s annual conference, at the Sofitel London Heathrow Hotel in the United Kingdom. [Read more...]

Penske Logistics Earns U.S. EPA SmartWay Excellence Award

Penske Logistics 2013 SmartWay Excellence photoPenske Logistics is a recipient of the 2013 SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The company was highlighted as an industry leader in freight supply chain performance energy and efficiency. [Read more...]

Surveys Find 3PLs Diversifying Services/Strengthening Relationships

PenWhse_forklift_090Third-party logistics providers are diversifying services, leveraging technology and investing in relationships in order to remain competitive and accommodate future business needs and challenges, industry analysts said this week during the Council for Supply Chain Management’s (CSCMP) Annual Global Conference in Denver. [Read more...]