Penske Logistics earns PepsiCo Operational Excellence Award

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PepsiCo Worldwide Flavours has honored Penske Logistics with its 2011 Operational Excellence Award for transportation management services. “Penske Logistics is a critical business partner of PepsiCo Worldwide Flavours North America, and we’re delighted to honor its exceptional work with this award,” says Laszlo Molnar, senior director, supply chain, PepsiCo Worldwide Flavours. “Penske has always distinguished itself as an organization dedicated to focus, passion and excellence, with both leadership and frontline expertise.”

Penske Logistics manages the inbound supply chain for PepsiCo’s four distribution centers in the United States and Canada that handle carbonated beverages, as well as a manufacturing plant in Arlington, Texas. Penske Logistics works to ensure the raw materials for carbonated beverage production reaches PepsiCo’s plants on time, while monitoring supply pickup, transit and timely deliveries.

“We are very pleased to receive this award from our long-time customer PepsiCo,” says Dennis Abruzzi, senior vice president of operations, East Region for Penske Logistics. “Our teams collaborate very closely to ensure PepsiCo’s supply chain transportation network, in the U.S. and Canada, operate at peak performance.”