Penske Logistics South America has signed a contract with Italianmotorcycle brand Ducati in Brazil to provide warehouse management services for a distribution center in Cajamar (SP).
“We chose Penske Logistics as a strategic partner to help us add value to the Ducati brand in the country through its experience in the automotive market,” explains Ricardo Susini, director of Ducati in Brazil. "We considered its history and credibility with other customers in the automotive industry.”
Penske Logistics will handle inventory management and movement of goods – from motorcycles to brand accessories – to supply in-country Ducati stores.
Paulo Sarti, Penske South America managing director stated: “It is gratifying to be part of the growth process of a company that is investing and believes in the country, especially in the current landscape where we see record production and sales in the automotive industry.”
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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.”
Earlier this year, Penske Logistics was given the 2013 SmartWay Excellence Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The company was highlighted as an industry leader in freight supply chain performance energy and efficiency.
A few reasons Penske earned the Supply and Demand Chain Executive honor:
Reducing its annual carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent
Lessening nitrous oxide emissions by 53 percent
Cutting particulate matter emissions by over 67 percent
87 percent of the carriers that Penske Logistics utilizes to transport freight for its customers are SmartWay partners
According to Drew Cullen, Penske vice president of fuels and environmental affairs, the company achieved these reductions via proper specification of late-model vehicles, including idle control and aerodynamic technologies, and rigorous management controls, including monitoring of fuel economy at the driver and route level.
Most importantly, Cullen, noted, improvements came from the commitment from the entire Penske Logistics team to improve performance.
“We are honored to be recognized by Supply and Demand Chain Executive magazine for our company’s sustainability improvements,” stated Marc Althen, Penske Logistics president.
As a 2013 winner of SmartWay’s Affiliate Challenge Award, Penske participated in a national challenge developed by EPA to acknowledge SmartWay Affiliates that have initiated and executed exceptional recruiting, promotional and marketing activities in support of the EPA’s goals to reduce truck emissions and improve freight efficiency.
These activities were part of Penske’s Supply and Demand Chain submission application. This was in achieved in part by:
The hosting of educational events for customers via webinars and one-on-one education, strategy and recruiting sessions
Attending and presenting at sustainability conferences and college symposiums
Ongoing recruiting of customers to join SmartWay
Assisting customers with the completion of the program’s Truck Carrier FLEET models and helping them to establish miles per gallon (MPG) and emissions benchmarking that correlate with SmartWay Carrier Performance Rankings
The Penske organization has a strong commitment to SmartWay. Penske Truck Leasing and Penske Truck Rental are SmartWay affiliate partners. Penske Logistics is a trucking carrier partner and a logistics partner.
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.
For 18 years this study has documented the significant transformation of the 3PL industry, which examines the global outsourced marketplace across topics such as big data, preferential sourcing, smart growth and shipper-3PL relationships.
Encouragingly, shippers continue to recognize the important role 3PLs can play in the new normal, as nearly all shipper respondents (91 per cent) stated they regard their relationships with 3PLs as important or strategic in today's global marketplace.
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.
Dr. Lieb is a professor of supply chain management at Northeastern University. Despite a slow economy, North American CEOs have their sights set on growth, expecting their companies to increase revenues by an average of 14.6 percent over the next three years.
Each year 3PL CEOs are surveyed in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific regions, and this year North America was the only region in which company projections were higher than last year.
For the three-year period, European and Asia-Pacific CEOs projected annual company revenue growth rates of 10.3 percent and 11.6 percent, respectively. For more information, please visit the Penske newsroom.
The magazine recognizes military friendly companies that demonstrate commitment to recruiting America’s veterans. Penske ranked 68th on the overall 2014 Top 100 list.
“We’re honored to be recognized again on the Top 100 Military Friendly Employers List,” said Ken Hurley, Penske’s senior vice president of human resources. “We’re especially pleased to be acknowledged on Veterans Day – a day when Penske thanks and recognizes veterans and active military personnel for their selfless, valuable contributions to our nation and our organization. We appreciate the values, work ethic and leadership skills veterans bring as associates to our teams.”
How Does Penske Support the Military?
Penske actively recruits veterans nationwide by promoting employment opportunities in military publications, on veterans’ job boards and at military virtual and in-person career fairs.
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the U.S. Department of the Defense, recognizes Penske for supporting associates who serve in the military. So far this year, 37 Penske associates have been on military leave. Ten are presently serving.
Penske signed up for the Vet Friendly Challenge, pledging to join other companies in an effort to hire 50,000 veterans and their spouses by 2018.
Between Memorial Day 2013 and Memorial Day 2014, Penske Truck Rental is inviting its consumer rental customers to donate $1 to support the Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Mission: ABLE when they rent a one-way truck. The Mission: ABLE campaign helps ensure that veterans with disabilities get the care, benefits and job opportunities they’ve earned and deserve.
To multiply the impact of its customers’ contributions to helping our veterans, Penske Truck Rental is matching the first $1 donation its customers make during the duration of the campaign.
Helping our Troops
All across the nation Penske associates volunteer for organizations to support our military, such as Wreaths Across America and Penske Cares for our Troops.
Penske offers discounts on truck rentals for active military members and veterans when reserving one-way truck rentals online.
Are you a veteran with a deep passion for customer service and high ethical standards? Visit Penske’s military careers page or follow our job posts using Twitter: @GoPenskeCareers. We offer competitive wages and a wide range of benefits. Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Penske recruiters will host real-time chats with prospective associates, seeking to hire for U.S. jobs such as technicians/mechanics, vehicle maintenance supervisors/managers, drivers, sales and customer service.
Penske has teamed up with Veteran Recruiting Services and other leading employers to support the White House Joining Forces Initiative to hire at least 50,000 veterans and military spouses by 2018.
For more information about Penske’s open positions for veterans, visit Penske’s post-military careers page. Penske offers competitive wages and a wide range of benefits. Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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.
“We’ve invested more than $20 million in a variety of technology improvements to help fortify our existing infrastructure and keep our company on the leading-edge of supply chain technology,” said Marc Althen, president, Penske Logistics. “We’re pleased to be working with JDA in a new way and we have a history with them as a valued technology source.”
Penske Logistics currently operates more than 19 million square feet of warehouse space on behalf of its customers that range from leading automotive and appliance manufacturers to industrial, grocery, retail, healthcare products and cosmetics makers.
“We are delighted to help Penske Logistics integrate and optimize its distribution logistics operations,” said Hamish Brewer, chief executive officer, JDA Software.
“Having successfully piloted JDA solutions, we’re planning to begin a first quarter 2014 roll-out,” stated Eric Hepburn, Penske vice president of distribution center management. “This will commence a wider global deployment schedule over the next several years.”
“By tightly integrating JDA warehouse management with its previously deployed JDA transportation solutions, Penske Logistics can execute on advanced upstream transportation plans with visibility into warehouse constraints such as dock profiles, and labor and warehouse capacity,” explained David Johnston, senior vice president, supply chain, JDA Software.
For more information about the Career Fair, call 800-372-6820. Visit the Penske careers page for additional job details. Penske offers competitive wages and a wide range of benefits. Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer.