Topco Associates LLC and iGPS Logistics Launch Total Pallet Management Program

$15 billion retail cooperative turns to iGPS for a Total Pallet Management solution

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.

topcoLeveraging expertise to drive solutions for its members

“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.

Improving dock efficiency, maximizing value and re-establishing control of pallet assets without operational disruptions

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.”

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.

Source: Toco