Penske Logistics has released a new guide to warehouse planning to aid companies in evaluating and determining the ideal warehouse strategy for their business.

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Visibility is critical at the border, and being proactive rather than reactive can keep products moving. Penske has added a border workflow technology tool as part of its ClearChain® technology suite that facilitates collaboration between the many stakeholders involved in a border crossing to mitigate the risk of a delay.

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Penske Logistics has earned entry onto the 2022 Top Food Chain Providers listing, as announced by Food Chain Digest, the official publication of the Food Shippers of America.

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On Oct. 4, Penske Transportation Solutions had the honor of furthering its partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) when a Penske Logistics location in Lumberton, New Jersey, hosted the Freedom Drivers Project (FDP) Trailer.

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Penske Logistics has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay program as a High Performer in a pair of clean transportation categories. Penske earned the listing in the Truck Carrier Carbon Metrics and Logistics Freight Management categories.

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Jamie Rigot, vice president of dedicated contract carriage operations for Penske Logistics, has been named among the winners of Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2022 Women in Supply Chain Award. The award honors female supply chain leaders whose accomplishments and mentorship set a strong foundation for women at all levels of a company’s supply chain.

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Throughout 2021, surging demand, tight capacity, supply chain disruptions and inflation kept intense pressures on the logistics sector, but a stuttering rebalancing of demand and supply is currently underway as the economy has slowed. However, those within the logistics industry should continue to expect the unexpected and focus on collaboration and contingency planning within their operations as they work towards greater stability.

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READING, Pa., Sept. 19, 2022 – Amidst the growing uncertainty of today’s global supply chain, the 2023 Annual Third-Party Logistics Study was released today, giving insight into the challenges and opportunities facing suppliers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs). The publication, created in conjunction with NTT DATA, supply chain professor and researcher Dr. C. John Langley and Penske Logistics, examines back-to-basics principles for supply chain professionals, the ongoing talent crisis and the rise of reverse logistics.

Key findings include:

  • Getting Back-to-Basics: While innovative technologies, globalization and growing access to data have all helped transform the supply chain, they have also created complexity, disconnects and competing priorities. A return to the fundamental principles governing supply chains is underway. “The Seven Immutable Laws for Supply Chain Success,” helps organizations shift back-to-basics by focusing on the core principles needed to achieve current and future supply chain success. Of these principles, both shippers and 3PLs rated data and analytics, customer focus, and innovation and transformation, as the most important in achieving future improvement in their organization’s supply chains.
  • Understanding the Talent Crisis: The supply chain industry has been hit hard by labor shortages, with 78% of shippers, and 56% of 3PLs, reported that labor shortages have impacted their supply chain operations. Hourly workers (e.g., pickers and packers) and licensed hourly workers (e.g., truck drivers and equipment operators) continue to be the hardest roles for companies to hire and retain. Many see the talent shortage as a long-term issue, with 27% of shippers, and 29% of 3PLs, reporting they believe there has been a permanent shift.
  • Tapping into the Potential of Reverse Logistics: Often neglected as the back half of the supply chain equation, reverse logistics has since become an integral part of both the B2B and B2C buyer experience. Consumer-focused shippers rated the returns experience as being extremely important (75%) to consumer loyalty, and both consumer-focused shippers (65%) and business-focused shippers (60%) noted that return expectations are growing. As buying habits continue to shift reverse logistics represents a key opportunity to boost efficiency and improve consumer satisfaction.
  • ESG Surges: Corporate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) continues to be a top priority for today’s supply chain. However, only 22% of shippers and 17% of 3PLs rated themselves as a trailblazer and a leader in ESG. Conversely, 45% of shippers and 41% of 3PLs rated themselves as average in their ESG targets. This discrepancy suggests that both shippers and 3PLs may be misaligned in implementing their ESG efforts.

Langley stated: “The Annual Third-Party Logistics Study identifies and provides insight into key issues and challenges facing 3PLs and shippers. Although these organizations are all dealing with unprecedented change and volatility in the global marketplace, they continue to improve and create value for their end-user customers and consumers. Hopefully, this year’s study topics and results inspire further efforts to improve our supply chains via the benefits of successful 3PL-customer relationships.”

Andy Moses, senior vice president sales and solutions, Penske Logistics: “This year’s study findings present a robust view of the challenges and opportunities shippers and logistics providers are facing in rebalancing the supply chain. Attracting and retaining talent in the supply chain remains of central importance to shippers and logistics providers. There are talent needs industrywide from airline pilots, ship captains, truck drivers, and warehouse workers to engineers and technology professionals. People remain central to an efficient and functional supply chain to meet society’s needs.”

Sylvie Thompson, vice president, consumer brands, retail, and distribution practice leader, NTT DATA Services: “I believe we are facing a talent pool crisis and until we can attract new talent into the profession—at all ages and levels—our ‘talent crisis’ will continue. Further, we are all aware of the lack of women in senior levels within supply chains, but diversity is more than gender. Our talent pool is not representative of the communities we work in nor where our teams live. We need to not only expand our pool from a numbers perspective but also from a diversity perceptive.”

Dating back to 1996, Dr. Langley initiated research to capture and measure this evolving industry and resulting studies have documented the transformation of the third-party logistics industry. The study and past versions are available for download at www.3PLStudy.com.

The study was released at this year’s Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) EDGE conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

Penske Logistics is a Penske Transportation Solutions company with operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Penske Logistics provides supply chain management and logistics services to leading companies around the world. Penske Logistics delivers value through its design, planning and execution in transportation, warehousing and freight management. To learn more visit: www.penskelogistics.com.

NTT DATA – part of the NTT Group – is a trusted global innovator of IT and business services, headquartered in Tokyo. We help clients transform through consulting, industry solutions, IT modernization and managed services. NTT DATA enables clients to move confidently into the digital future. We are committed to our clients’ long-term success and combine global reach with local expertise to operate in over 50 countries. Visit us at nttdata.com.

While the past year has brought some stability back to selected areas of the supply chain, global businesses continue to face volatility and uncertainty. Even supply chains that are well-equipped with talent, technologies, and financial resources have experienced significant challenges, and the quality of relationships between third-party logistics providers, and shippers, is a vital component of overall supply chain success.

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In today’s world, nearly every aspect of daily life is made possible because a truck driver delivered the goods and resources people need. And as our world faced unprecedented challenges throughout the coronavirus pandemic, it was our resilient and committed truck drivers who kept our businesses, grocery stories and hospitals stocked with the essential items needed to keep us safe.

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As the world faced unprecedented and uncertain times over the past two years, truck drivers helped hospitals, medical offices and stores stay stocked with the essentials needed to stay healthy and safe.
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The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) annual EDGE conference takes place soon and Penske Logistics will have a major presence there. The company will serve as an exhibitor, top event sponsor, and feature three company officers offering their knowledge at educational sessions.

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Like many college students, Michaela Rosenberger searched for an internship that could provide real-world experience and a culture that would embrace professional development.

Rosenberger, a rising junior at West Chester University, said she found that and more as part of the Penske Corporate Summer Internship Program. “From my very first day, everyone was so welcoming,” said Rosenberger, an intern with Penske Logistics. “I can’t imagine having a better first internship.”

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Penske Logistics has been named a 2022 Great Supply Chain Partner by SupplyChainBrain, a leading industry information resource. Penske is one of 100 organizations that made the list.

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Reading, Pa., July 29, 2022 – Penske Logistics was named Partner of the Year by Nissan North America. Penske was honored in the Part Logistics U.S. Market category at Nissan’s recent Annual Supplier Conference. The company was recognized for its lead logistics inbound parts flow operations that support Nissan car manufacturing operations in Smyrna, Tennessee, Canton, Mississippi, and Decherd, Tennessee.

“We appreciate that our hardworking associates were recognized by Nissan North America for their assistance to the customer during a unique time in our world’s history,” stated Marc Althen, Penske Logistics president.

Penske Logistics is a Penske Transportation Solutions company with operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Penske Logistics provides supply chain management and logistics services to leading companies around the world. Penske Logistics delivers value through its design, planning and execution in transportation, warehousing and freight management. To learn more visit: www.penskelogistics.com.

Surging demand, tight capacity, supply chain disruptions and inflation kept intense pressures on the entire logistics sector throughout 2021, and 2022 seems to be offering little respite as uncertainties linger. Shippers are increasingly seeking the assistance of third-party logistics providers in navigating supply chain complexity, service disruptions and surging customer demands.

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The yearly Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) State of Logistics Report will return to an in-person presentation on June 21. Presented by Penske Logistics and authored by Kearney, this study will be unveiled at its traditional home, the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. CSCMP members can tune in via a livestream.

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Penske Logistics is requesting insights from supply chain professionals to participate in the 2023 Third-Party Logistics Study. The survey is now live and will close on June 29. Please click here to begin.

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Sustainability takes a strong corporate commitment and an integrated team approach to make it happen. At Penske, we are dedicated to readying our businesses for the future of electrification, decarbonization, and enhancing our overall sustainability as responsible corporate citizens.

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Penske Logistics’ work in the automotive sector has been recognized by long-time customer General Motors, with a pair of 2021 Supplier of the Year awards, at GM’s recent Phoenix awards ceremony. Penske took home the hardware in the Lead Logistics Provider (LLP) category for services provided in Mexico, and for Dedicated Delivery Service (DDS) efforts to transport service parts to GM dealerships in the United States.

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