GREEN BAY, Wis. — Schneider Logistics has been tapped by Whirlpool Corporation to provide port transloading, warehousing and distribution services for the company.
The substantial deal will involve the movement of more than 380,000 appliances each year, the companies jointly announced yesterday. Appliances will arrive at the Port of Savanna, Ga. and will then be distributed by Schneider to regional distribution centers throughout the US.
Our expanded relationship with Whirlpool will allow them to provide significant service improvements to their customers, said Christopher Easter, vice-president and general manager, Schneider Logistics. With the new delivery route through Savannah, Whirlpool can now remove a step from its distribution chain resulting in shorter cycle times, improved flexibility and a more efficient overall supply chain.
Schneider has already established itself as Whirlpools TL carrier in the US and Mexico. As part of the expanded partnership, Schneider Logistics plans to reconfigure 500,000 sq.-ft. of warehouse space at two locations near the Port of Savannah. Containers carrying appliances will arrive at the port from Europe and will then be shipped to regional distribution centers throughout the US.
Schneider Logistics and American Port Services have the expertise to drive real service quality improvements for us in this region, said Kevin OMeara, director of supply chain operations, Whirlpool Corporation. This partnership allows us to improve delivery to our customers in a cost-efficient way and continue to build on a strong relationship with a company we trust.
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