JCPenney honors APL, APL Logistics
2006 Supply Chain Award for service, one-company approach
Hong Kong, 25 August 2006 – JCPenney, one of the world’s best-known retailers, has presented its 2006 Supply Chain Award to global ocean carrier APL and its sister company, supply chain management leader APL Logistics. The award was presented here at JCPenney’s fifth annual Supplier Summit.
For more than 100 years a top department store, catalogue and on-line retailer, JCPenney based its selection of APL and APL Logistics on, among other things:
- customer service,
- data accuracy, and
- close integration between APL and APL Logistics.
“We view them as one company,” said Inga Kerutis, International Carrier Relations Manager for JCPenney.
Added APL Logistics President Brian Lutt: “By integrating transportation and logistics services we can simplify a global customer’s supply chain and better manage their costs. We are pleased that JCPenney finds value in that approach.”
APL Logistics provides supply chain management services to many top global shippers. It manages a large portion of the cargo JCPenney imports from Asia and Central America. Much of that cargo is carried by APL. APL Logistics also provides on-site logistics support to JCPenney.
“Excellent service is critical to our success,” said Lutt. “To be recognized for it by a customer the size and strength of JCPenney is especially rewarding.”
APL is a global container transportation company offering more than 60 weekly services and nearly 300 calls at more than 90 ports in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. It combines world-class intermodal operations with leading edge IT and e-commerce. APL is a unit of Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), a global logistics and transportation company. APL Web site: www.apl.com.
About APL Logistics
APL Logistics provides international, integrated supply chain services in more than 50 countries, including both origin and destination services such as freight consolidation, warehousing and distribution management. It uses innovative IT for maximum supply chain visibility and control. APL Logistics is a unit of Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), a global cargo transportation and logistics company. APL Logistics Web site: www.apllogistics.com