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Penske celebrates Warehouse Associate Appreciation Week from June 11-17. Please join us in recognizing the dedication and commitment of more than 5,000 Penske warehouse associates who keep the world moving forward.

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Food Logistics magazine has named Steve Chambers, vice president of operations for Penske Logistics, as one of the winners of this year’s Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award, which recognizes influential individuals in the industry whose achievements, hard work and vision have shaped the global cold food supply chain.

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Cristy Sinclair, the first-ever Penske Logistics director of food safety, has been recognized as a 2022 Rock Star of the Supply Chain by Food Logistics magazine. The honor recognizes influential individuals whose achievements, hard work and vision have helped shape the cold food supply chain.

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Penske Logistics announced that it has appointed Alejandro “Alex” Graniewicz as Managing Director of its Mexico operations. In his new role, Graniewicz is responsible for leading and growing Penske’s supply chain business. He will be based in Saltillo, Mexico.

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Eric 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.

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Food Logistics magazine recently namedPenske Logistics to its 2014 Top 3PL and Cold Storage Providers list. Food Logistics, the only publication dedicated exclusively to global supply chain solutions for the food and beverage industry. The Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers serves as a resource third-party logistics and cold storage providers whose products and services are critical for companies in the global food and beverage supply chain.

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America’s 3.2 million professional truck drivers help keep this nation moving – every day, rain or shine – by transporting the goods and services that are important to us.Penske Logistics joins the American Trucking Associations (ATA) to honor these hard-working truck drivers during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 14-20.

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Penske 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.

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Penske Logistics has earnedWhirlpool 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.

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After 17 years of serving various manufacturing customers in Mexico with supply chain and logistics solutions,Penske Logistics has established its in-country headquarters office in Saltillo. The company has similar type headquarters offices in the Netherlands, China and Brazil.

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Penske Logistics has won the contract to operate and manage Kroger’s 600,000 square foot refrigerated food distribution facility located in West Shelbyville, Ind. Penske officially began operating the facility July 21.Penske Logistics has hired the 816 existing workers at the facility including those represented by Teamsters Local 135.

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My wife goes for walks all the time for exercise - but these walks rarely generate cost savings initiatives that can reduce our family’s household expenses and improve our savings rate.

The good news is with a minimal time investment you will be well on your way to reducing your overall supply chain expenses and improving your warehouse. Plan to spend an hour a day and ask a lotof questions.I advocate that you keep asking why, until you determine the root cause of the problem. Often, it is not the first why that gets you to an answer.

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When it comes to shipping costs, many companies focus solely on the weight of the package, but to truly cut costs, they should also look at a package’s size and shape. A package’s density dictates its ease of handling, how easily it can stack within a trailer and how much room it takes up, which carriers all factor into their overall rates.

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With cargo theft on the rise, parties all across the supply chain are working together to protect goods by coordinating pick-up times, sharing information and embracing new technology.

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Cargo theft continues to increase throughout the U.S. and carriers are responding by training drivers, embracing tracking technology and sharing information to protect valuable loads.

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