Client Cites Industry Expertise to Reduce Total Cost of Business
Orlando, FL – iGPS Logistics, one of the leading plastic pallet pooling service providers in North America, announced today that Affiliated Foods Midwest has become the latest Total Pallet Management Solution client.
As part of the newly announced agreement, iGPS will provide on-site pallet management services at Affiliated Foods’ Kenosha facility. One of the largest growing wholesale grocery cooperatives in the nation, Affiliated Foods Midwest is a solid, stable, and strong Member- Owned cooperative that serves independent grocers throughout a 15-state area.
“Leveraging their expertise in operations and logistics has allowed us to see a reduction in operational costs and an increase in service thanks to iGPS,” commented Mike Ruge, Director of Warehouse Operations at Affiliated Foods Midwest. “This change has allowed us to shift our focus and attention to where it should be, on our members and their daily needs. Anytime we can reduce our operating costs and remove past concerns about pallet management, it is a win for our member-owners.”
In addition to providing total pallet management solutions, iGPS has been helping customers through reductions of pallet/shipping weight, uniformity in automated facilities, minimizing product damage, eliminating splinters and preventing absorption of bacteria, to name a few.
Jeff Liebesman, iGPS CEO stated, “We are pleased to be providing total pallet management solutions and this new agreement is a testament to the operational efficiencies that iGPS brings to the supply chain – delivering not only savings but increased service for Affiliated Foods’ members.”
To learn more about iGPS’ Total Pallet Management Solution or other supply chain solutions please call 1-800-884-0225 or visit www.igps.net.
About Affiliated Foods Midwest:
Affiliated Foods Midwest is a solid, stable, and strong Member-Owned cooperative that serves independent grocers throughout a 15-state area. To help consumers gain their independence from the National Brands and offer real value to their families, AFM has built an award-winning game plan for Independent Retailer Member-Owners. With nearly 3,000 items available to stores today, our mission is to: innovate, develop, and support profitable and affordable consumer relevant Own Brands. www.afmidwest.com.
About iGPS Logistics:
iGPS Logistics is North America’s only pooler of 48×40 plastic pallets. iGPS pallets will generate measurable savings in transport, reduced product damage, and other operational efficiencies. All Gen 1 pallets received the NSF Certification for pallets manufactured between March 2010 and January 2013, iGPS’ platform is a major advance in supply chain hygiene—a platform that can easily be cleaned. It will not absorb fluids that can lead to contamination and never requires treatment with toxic pesticides or fungicides.
Measuring a true 48” x 40”, iGPS’ platform enables larger load patterns and is ideally suited for automated environments. And it puts an end to broken boards and protruding nails that can damage equipment, endanger workers, jam production lines and litter workplaces. An independent life cycle analysis has documented that iGPS’ solution is better for the environment than both one-way and multiuse wood pallets. For more information please contact us at 1-800-884-0225 or visit www.igps.net.