Awarding Logistics

Schneider Logistics given General Motors Service Parts Operations award for cost savings and performance improvements

Green Bay, WI  February 20, 2003  Schneider Logistics Inc. this week announced that General Motors Service Parts Operations (SPO) has recognized the company with a Performance Award for supporting General Motors SPO 2002. The award was presented to the Schneider Logistics' General Motors SPO returnable container management team.

General Motors SPO recognized Schneider Logistics for its work in minimizing the number of General Motors SPO returnable container movements. According to the logistics provider, it developed a standardized process for the loading, positioning and movement of returnable containers that enabled General Motors SPO to reduce container movement costs by 28 percent and reduced total container network moves by 1,638,662 miles.

Schneider Logistics and General Motors SPO also eliminated container truck movements from rail-serviced facilities and developed enhanced reporting and analysis.

"General Motors SPO has a long history of supply chain innovation and Schneider Logistics has contributed to our success in achieving this reputation," said Ron West, general director, warehousing and distribution, General Motors SPO.

"Schneider Logistics is honored to receive this Performance Award from General Motors SPO," said Steve Kowalkoski, vice president of automotive operations, Schneider Logistics. "General Motors SPO is committed to improving upon business practices and optimizing its performance. The organization looked to us for assistance with its 2002 reverse logistics improvement initiatives, and we eagerly accepted the challenge."