SOURCE: Topco Associates

Topco Associates

June 29, 2016 11:52 ET

Topco Associates LLC and iGPS Logistics Launch Total Pallet Management Program

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - June 29, 2016) - Topco Associates LLC, the largest retail cooperative in the United States, and iGPS Logistics, the leading Plastic Pallet Pooling service provider in North America, have announced the expansion of their business relationship to provide a Total Pallet Management program (TPM) to Topco's member-owners and customers. Topco's new TPM program through iGPS is a complete pallet management service that involves handling all pallet platforms in the supply chain including labor and equipment needed to perform the operation.

"We are excited to expand our relationship with iGPS, which now allows us to provide our members and customers a full pallet management solution beyond just offering plastic pallets. iGPS has been a tremendous supplier partner, and we look forward to leveraging our collective expertise to drive solutions for the membership," said Susan McNamara, Senior Category Director, Logistics & Distribution for Topco.

Topco leverages the collective volume of its client base to reduce costs and offer business solutions to increase operational efficiencies. The recent launch of a total pallet management program was modeled to fit the needs of Topco member-owners and customers. "Our TPM services are designed to improve dock efficiency, maximize value, and re-establish control of pallet assets back to the retailer without operational disruption. We are proud of the partnership with Topco," said Jeff Liebesman, CEO of iGPS Logistics.

Mark A. Hardy, VP of Retail Services at iGPS added, "As a Topco supplier, there's an unmatched level of information shared about their member and customer needs. We enjoy the systematic and organized approach that Topco offers for a supplier to provide a necessary function to their membership."

About Topco Associates LLC
Topco Associates LLC is a $15.3 billion, privately held company that provides aggregation, innovation and knowledge management solutions for its leading food industry member-owners and customers, including grocery retailers, wholesalers and food service suppliers. Topco leverages the collective volume, knowledge and commitment of these companies to create a competitive advantage in the marketplace by reducing costs and offering winning business-building capabilities. For more information, please visit www.topco.com.

About iGPS Logistics
iGPS Logistics is North America's only pooler of 48" x 40" plastic pallets. iGPS pallets will generate measurable savings in transport, reduced product damage, and other operational efficiencies. The world's only multi-use pallet to receive NSF Food Equipment Certification, 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.

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