Pittsburgh, PA (April 26, 2017) – PITT OHIO was presented with its third Alliance Award along with The Reliance Network carrier Averitt Express and customer SalonCentric for achieving goals in reducing environmental waste and improving customer order times.
Given by Logistics Management and SMC3, an industry trade association, The Alliance Award is presented to shippers and their alliance partners that improve supply chain efficiency through innovative practices. Contenders for the award are judged on their use of each alliance partner’s unique strengths and ability to show real world results.
By switching from traditional corrugate to reusable plastic totes, SalonCentric has drastically reduced the amount of disposable waste it puts into its supply chain. To pull it off, Averitt picks up empty totes during deliveries that are then returned to a consolidation point for reuse. The program has reduced supply chain fees associated with corrugate consumption and disposal by $40,000 annually.
“As a result of our tote return program, SalonCentric has been able to keep 325 tons of corrugate out of landfills and recycling facilities across the country annually, which has really been a huge win in helping us accomplish our environmental goals,” said Eric Reddish, SalonCentric’s director of operations.
PITT OHIO and Averitt devised a strategic distribution model of pool points and zone skipping procedures that allows SalonCentric to increase customer order windows by seven hours. The model also enables SalonCentric to save in excess of $50,000 annually in transportation costs.
“PITT OHIO creates customized solutions for our customers and customers of The Reliance Network,” said Geoff Muessig, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President at PITT OHIO. “Customers benefit from the strong relationship Averitt Express and PITT OHIO have developed and we’re proud that this focus on one-to-one solutions is being recognized with a third Alliance Award.”
About PITT OHIO
In adhering to their "We´re Always There For You" signature commitment, PITT OHIO is dedicated to providing their customers with the best value in its SUPPLY CHAIN, GROUND, Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) and TRUCKLOAD services. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, PITT OHIO services the entire Mid-Atlantic and Mid-West regions and the remainder of the United States, Canada and Mexico with The Reliance Network. To contact PITT OHIO, please visit their website at: www.pittohio.com.
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Manager of Marketing & Public Relations
PITT OHIO | 15 27TH Street| Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 800-366-7488 ext. 6313