PITTSBURGH and GREEN BAY, Wis., Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GENCO, the leader in delivering product lifecycle logisticssm solutions, announced today that it has been selected to manage a truckload transportation procurement event for Shopko. The collaborative effort will encompass Shopko's inbound and outbound transportation network and is the third strategic procurement engagement GENCO has provided to Shopko.
"We are pleased to once again partner with GENCO in the management of our upcoming transportation procurement project. We were impressed with the management team and their breadth of knowledge in the entire spectrum of procurement services. GENCO's ability to leverage their bid management tool to provide numerous cost savings opportunities had a significant impact on our decision to partner with this team," said James Wichern, director of Transportation & Distribution at Shopko.
"We are excited to continue the relationship with the Shopko team and to work with them again to support their business growth and to achieve their strategic transportation goals," said Tom Nightingale, president, GENCO Transportation Logistics. He added, "Shopko is a leader in the retail industry and we are delighted that they recognize the value of combining our engineering and procurement expertise to continue their market leadership in transportation logistics."
GENCO's transportation logistics delivers proven solutions, including supply chain engineering, managed transportation, transportation procurement, multimodal freight brokerage and parcel management. GENCO combines our non-asset based, non-asset biased approach with industry leading best-in-class technology to provide data-validated transportation solutions that generate the most value and efficiency for customers.
GENCO is the recognized leader in product lifecycle and reverse logistics solutions designed to maximize value and reduce costs. GENCO operates 140 value-added warehouse locations comprising 35 million square feet and manages $1.5 billion in freight annually throughout North America. GENCO diverse range of customers includes many Fortune 500 companies in the technology, consumer and industrial, retail and healthcare markets and the federal government. GENCO's complete range of product lifecycle services include inbound logistics; warehousing & distribution; fulfillment; contract packaging; transportation management; systems integration; returns processing & disposition; test, repair, refurbishment; product liquidation; and recycling. For more information, visit www.genco.com.
Founded in 1962 and headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Shopko Stores Operating Co., LLC is a $3 billion retailer that operates over 330 stores in 21 states throughout the Midwest, Mountain, North Central and Pacific Northwest regions. Retail formats include 134 Shopko stores, providing quality name-brand merchandise, great values, pharmacy and optical services in small to mid-sized cities; 176 Shopko Hometown locations, a smaller concept store developed to meet the needs of smaller communities; 5 Shopko Express Rx stores, a convenient neighborhood drugstore concept; 18 Shopko Pharmacy locations and a complete online store at www.shopko.com.
Shopko Stores Operating Co., LLC is an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., a leading private investment firm focused on leverage buyouts, equity, debt, and other investments in market-leading companies that can benefit from its in-house operating professionals and experience.
For more information, visit www.shopko.com.