Built Penske tough. Penske Logistics has received the Ford Motor Co. Silver World Excellence Award for providing outstanding logistics service. This is the second time Penske Logistics has been honored with a Ford World Excellence Award.
Penske Logistics has also earned Eastman Chemical Co.'s Supplier Excellence award. Penske provides Eastman with supply chain optimization solutions, including contract carriage and inbound freight management.
Continuous improvement. Toyota North American Parts Organization (NAPO) has honored YRC Worldwide with its Kaizen Challenge Award for continuous improvement for the second consecutive year. YRC Worldwide earned the award for its plan to improve delivery efficiency for oversized and heavy parts from DCs and vendors to Toyota dealers throughout the country.
When the chips are up. Frito-Lay has named C.H. Robinson its Inbound Supplier of the Year for excelling in service and execution. C.H. Robinson has worked with Frito-Lay for over 16 years.
Water works. The Containerization and Intermodal Institute will honor James McKenna, president of the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), and Robert McEllrath, president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), with its 2009 Connie Award. The annual award recognizes individuals for their influence on containerization in worldwide trade and transportation. The PMA, an association of ocean carriers and terminal operators, negotiates labor agreements with the ILWU.