CHEP Honors Greatwide Logistics Services with Innovation Award at Second Annual Supply Chain Symposium

Selection Based on Demonstrated Excellence in Service Center Innovation

Greatwide Logistics Services, a national provider of third-party logistics services, announced today that it had been selected as the winner of the Innovation Award from CHEP. The global leader in pallet and container pooling services presented Greatwide with the honor at its 2010 Supply Chain Symposium recently held in Orlando.
This year CHEP is honoring service center operators and carriers with a Supply Chain Symposium Award in 10 categories in keeping with the theme of the symposium: “All things begin with the customer.” Greatwide received CHEP’s Innovation Award for demonstrating excellence in a service center innovation through enhanced productivity, cost efficiency, quality and safety.

“We are pleased to recognize the top performing organizations and teams for their contributions over the past year,” said Kim Rumph, vice president, plant operations at CHEP USA. Companies like Greatwide “play a critical role in our effort to lower costs in the supply chain and reduce waste in the environment.”

Greatwide has been doing business with CHEP for nearly 20 years and currently runs 19 pallet operations for CHEP across the country, shipping and receiving more than 67 million pallets per year. The pallet logistics services that Greatwide provides for CHEP
include pallet distribution (shipping and receiving), pallet quality inspection and segregation, pallet heat-treatment and pallet repair/refurbishment services.
“The typical service center that we operate for CHEP is a high speed, highly automated and high precision operation,” said John Simone, president and chief operating officer, Greatwide Logistics Services. “We’re proud of our work with CHEP. Our team has clearly demonstrated how we bring people, process and technology together to add disproportionate value for CHEP’s end customers on a consistent basis over a long period of time.”

About Greatwide Logistics Services

Greatwide Logistics Services is a privately held third-party logistics provider serving the United States and Canada. Greatwide offers an integrated service platform to customers including managed transportation services, dedicated, full-service brokerage, warehouse-based logistics and irregular route truckload. Greatwide is the largest provider of dedicated refrigerated transportation in the United States. The company ranks 11th among Transport Topics’ Top 50 Logistics Providers, is a Food Logistics Top 70 3PL Provider and an Inbound Logistics Top 100 Motor Carrier. For more information, visit www.greatwide.com or follow the company on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Greatwide.

About CHEP

CHEP is the global leader in pallet and container pooling services, serving many of the world’s largest companies. The company has more than 7,000 employees supporting more than 345,000 customer locations in 45 countries. Combining superior technology and an asset base of about 300 million pallets and containers, CHEP offers its customers exceptional value, a platform that enables reduction in customer product damage, and an environmentally sustainable logistical solution. Supply chains served include consumer goods, produce, beverage and the automotive industry. With global partners that include Procter & Gamble, SYSCO, Kellogg’s, Kraft, Nestle, Ford and GM, CHEP is known for Handling the World’s Most Important Products. Everyday. For more information about CHEP, visit: www.chep.com.

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