PepsiCo awarded Rehrig with this prestigious award during the general assembly meeting at their annual supply conference. Nominated by several stakeholders within the Pepsi Bottling Company, Rehrig was credited as a "strategic partner" for PepsiCo. The presenters cited Rehrig's implementation of the Geo Box Delivery System as a key to their operational success in the past year.
The innovative delivery system significantly reduced fleet costs by improving loading and delivery times and moved product picking to production facilities and distribution centers rather than at retail locations. The combination of using Rehrig's EZ Pallet and EZ Lift reduced the number of movements for each store, delivery times, and injuries for route delivery sales, while increasing the number of stops per day.
"Rehrig is honored to receive this award from PepsiCo," said Trent Overholt, vice president of Rehrig Pacific Company Supply Chain Solutions. "Using our EZ Pal Delivery System solution provided measurable value and logistical benefits to PepsiCo's delivery operations, and we are pleased to work with such an innovative group and to assist with their ongoing pursuit of continuous improvement."
In addition to their delivery system offerings, Rehrig currently provides sustainable reusable transport packaging and supply chain solutions to PepsiCo nationwide.