Schneider Achieves Coveted Procter & Gamble Supplier Excellence AwardHigh Level of Service Puts Schneider Among the Top 1% of P&G's 80,000-Member Network
GREEN BAY, Wis. - January 21, 2008 - Schneider National, a leading provider of transportation, intermodal and logistics services, is among an elite group of 61 suppliers (out of an 80,000-strong network) to receive top honors at the Procter & Gamble supplier conference in mid-October in Cincinnati. Schneider received P&G's inaugural Excellence Award for consistently providing a high level of service to the multinational manufacturer.
"Procter and Gamble has such an extensive network of suppliers that having the Schneider name rise to the top truly is a great honor," said Steve Matheys, executive vice president of global commercial services at Schneider National. "Safe, hard-working drivers and strategic, dedicated customer service teams are at the heart of awards like this. We're proud to work with a company like Procter & Gamble to enhance the standard of living around the world."
Procter & Gamble was Schneider's first interstate client and has been a customer for 50 years. Today its service needs span multiple lines of business, including intermodal, dedicated, truckload and drop lot specialty services. Schneider helps Procter & Gamble deliver its products to consumers across the globe--focusing on China and North America.
"Our suppliers are critical partners in helping us bring innovation to life, manage our costs and improve productivity," said Keith Harrison, Procter & Gamble's global product supply officer. "With the current global economic uncertainty, strong relationships with suppliers are more important than ever to achieving P&G's sustainability goals and supporting the company's growth today and going forward."
In 2008, Schneider proved an especially valuable advocate by working with Procter & Gamble to further its sustainability initiatives by participating in the global Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an independent, not-for-profit international organization aiming to create a lasting relationship between shareholders and corporations regarding the implications for shareholder value and commercial operations presented by climate change. The information Schneider provided to Procter & Gamble for the CDP's survey helps them measure their carbon footprint and identify ways to create a greener supply chain.
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.
About Procter & Gamble
Three billion times a day, P & G brands touch the lives of people around the world. The company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Pampers®, Tide®, Ariel®, Always®, Whisper, Pantene®, Mach3®, Bounty®, Dawn®, Gain®, Pringles®, Folgers®, Charmin®, Downy®, Lenor®, Iams®, Crest®, Oral-B®, Actonel®, Duracel®, Olay®, Head & Shoulders®, Wella®, Gillette®, Braun® and Fusion®. The P&G Community includes approximately 138,000 employees working in over 80 countries worldwide. Please visit http://pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its trusted brands.