Schneider National announced that it 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 recent annual Supplier Summit 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,” says 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,” says Steve Matheys, executive vice president of sales, marketing and customer service for Green Bay, Wis.-based Schneider National. “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.”