Schneider National Named JCPenney Supply Chain Provider of the Year
Outstanding On-Time Service, Communication Helped Schneider Win Prestigious Award
GREEN BAY, Wis.—July 22, 2008—Schneider National, Inc., a premier provider of transportation, intermodal and logistics services, has been named the Supply Chain Provider of the Year for 2007 by JCPenney, one of America’s leading retailers. JCPenney presented Schneider with the award at the retailer’s annual Supplier Summit last month in Dallas.
JCPenney established the Supply Chain Provider of the Year award to recognize companies that excel in supply chain collaboration, including management attitudes and adherence to, and alignment with, JCPenney business goals. Numerous carriers as well as other supply chain providers were eligible for the award.
“Effective communication is a strong suit for Schneider at every level of the organization,” said Marie Lacertosa, senior vice president and director of supply chain for JCPenney. “Their expertise, knowledge and influence in the transportation industry, combined with outstanding execution, deliver many benefits to our company.”
Schneider National provides daily on-time delivery to more than 550 of JCPenney’s 1,000-plus stores, utilizing over-the-road, dedicated and intermodal modes of transport, as well as Schneider’s strategic supply chain expertise, long-term planning and collaboration. In 2007, the carrier played a vital role in the successful launch of the American Living brand, JCPenney’s largest brand introduction to date, by delivering more than 1,400 loads of fixtures with a high level of on-time service—despite weather delays.
“Being chosen as the recipient of JCPenney’s supply chain award is an incredible honor,” said Steve Matheys, Schneider National executive vice president of sales, marketing and customer service. “Our drivers and customer service associates have been laser-focused on improving communication and delivering service excellence. It’s really gratifying to see their hard work paying dividends and customers taking note.”
About Schneider National, Inc.
Schneider National, Inc. is a premier provider of transportation and logistics services enhancing the standard of living worldwide. The nation's largest truckload carrier, Schneider serves more than two-thirds of the FORTUNE 500 companies and offers the broadest portfolio of services to small, medium and global shippers across the globe. The company’s transportation and logistics solutions include van/truckload, dedicated, expedited, bulk, western regional, intermodal, transportation management, freight brokerage, air/ocean freight forwarding, customs house brokerage, transloading and distribution, supply chain management, supply chain advisory services, and freight audit and payment (Europe).
Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Schneider National has provided expert transportation and logistics solutions for more than 70 years. A $3.4 billion company, Schneider National employs 21,400 transportation and logistics experts worldwide, including operations in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit schneider.com.