Ten Tips to Running a Safer Distribution Center

Warehouse stock photoPenske Logistics is a leader in warehousing and distribution center optimization. The company safely manages over 19 million square feet of warehousing space for market-leading companies around the world. Eric Hepburn, vice president of distribution center management for Penske Logistics, offers these tips, in no particular order, gleaned from personal experiences over the last 15 years: [Read more…]

Penske Logistics Operating New Facility in Coldwater, Michigan

PL Operations in Coldwater, MI -- ExteriorPenske Logistics has earned additional business with Ford Motor Company. Penske now operates a new warehousing and cross-dock facility in Coldwater, Michigan, adding 70 new jobs to the area. The facility began operation on June 2. [Read more…]

Replay: 2014 State of Logistics Report

Video replay of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals 25th Annual “State of Logistics Report®” written by Rosalyn Wilson and sponsored by Penske Logistics. Recorded June 17, 2014 at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

Penske Hosting April Webcast on Greening of Supply Chain Food Fleets

Grocery store stock photoPenske vice presidents Drew Cullen and Tom Scollard will conduct a Food Logistics magazine April 16 (1 p.m. ET/noon CT/10 a.m. PT) webcast “The Greening of Food Fleets: Becoming Better Environmental Stewards.” They will highlight the merits of fleets in the food industry managing environmentally responsible fleets. Click here to enroll in this complimentary webcast. [Read more…]

Penske Logistics Exec to Appear on Refrigerated Supply Chain Webcast

Perishables stock photoPenske Logistics leader Mark Smith will be a speaker for the complimentary Food Logistics magazine webcast for supply chain refrigerated goods best practices entitled, “The Reefer Box: From ‘Plain Old Cold’ to ‘Smart and Controlled.’” It will be held on March 13 (1 p.m. ET/noon CT/10 a.m. PT). Click here to register. [Read more…]

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…]

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 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…]

Penske Logistics Wins Warehousing Excellence Award from Whirlpool

Penske 2013 Whirlpool Warehousing Award PhotoPenske Logistics has earned Whirlpool Corporation’s Finished Goods Warehousing Provider of the Year Award. Penske earned the award for its excellence in boosting year-over-year productivity, cost savings, safety improvements and other innovations to benefit the leading appliance manufacturer’s supply chain network. [Read more…]