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WAREHOUSING& PACKAGING “We want to get product to market faster.” -Jeff Starecheski, vice president of logistics services // Sears is becoming more competitive in the e-commerce market by leveraging its many stores and distribution centers. > S E A R S H O L D I N G S C O R P. Controlling the Flow IMPROVEMENTS TO THE FRONT AND BACK ENDS OF SHIPPING ALLOW A RETAIL GIANT TO REMAIN COMPETITIVE IN A CROWDED MARKET. BY E R I C S L AC K DieHard. It is also the largest provider of stores and distribution centers. “We have Sears Holdings Corp. has seen many home services in the United States, mak- the physical locations that e-commerce things change. But despite increased com- ing more than 15 million service and in- companies don’t have,” Starecheski says. petition, Sears is leveraging its network stallation calls annually. and making improvements to maintain its place among the largest U.S. retailers. Formed in 2005 when Sears, Roebuck “Our service offering is impressive,” says Enhancing Operations Jeff Starecheski, vice president of logistics Sears made many upgrades to trans- services. “Going forward, we are dedicated portation and logistics processes. Im- and Co. merged with Kmart Holdings to competing effectively in e-commerce.” Corp, it has roughly 2,600 retail locations. Sears’ environment is competitive due to -----------------------------------------------[ P R O F I L E ] It is a home appliance, tools, lawn and big-box and e-commerce retailers. To com- Sears Holdings Corp. garden, consumer electronics and auto- pete, Sears updated its supply chain to motive repair and maintenance leader. offer its appliance line on a next-day basis. Revenue: $43 billion “As the market evolved, there has been Headquarters: Hoffman Estates, Ill. Living Legacy pressure for faster delivery,” says Richard Employees: 6,000 Sears’ foundation is built on historic Smith, vice president of transportation. Specialty: Retail sales and service brands like Craftsman, Kenmore and The key has been leveraging Sears’ 84 TLIMAGAZINE.COM WINTER 2013 -------------------------------------------------------------- http://www.TLIMAGAZINE.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Transportation & Logistics International - Winter 2013

Transportation & Logistics International - Winter 2013
Hurricane Sandy
Intermodal Rail
Near Shoring
Steel Bridges
Porsche Cars North America Inc.
TDS Transport
Aspen Equipment Co.
Consumers Energy
Mountain Valley Express Co. Inc.
Supreme Group
Miller Felpax Corp.
Rio Grande Pacific Corp.
TNT Sales
Usher Transport Inc.
Triad Transport Inc.
Traylor Bros. Inc.
Fusion Logistics
GulfMark Energy Inc.
Mode Transportation
Oregon International Port of Coos Bay
Trailways Inc.
Time Logistics Inc.
Verizon Communications Inc.
Sears Holding Corp.
Perry Ellis International Inc.
Tennessee Commercial Warehouse
J&P Hall Express
Pacific Air Cargo
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Transportation & Logistics International - Winter 2013