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Performance Team announces Mike Yerkes as new Vice President of Operations
Performance Team announces the addition of Mike Yerkes as Vice President of Operations, PT Northeast.
About Mike Yerkes, VP of Operations, Performance Team Northeast:
Mr. Yerkes is backed by an impressive 12-year career at Jones Apparel Group, earning titles of Director of Engineering, VP Business Solutions Group, VP Customer Service, and VP Operations support. While at Jones Apparel Group, Mr. Yerkes led ground-up startups of warehouses across North America, including structural design, facility design, process design, staffing, and training. Yerkes also implemented high speed cross belt and tilt tray sortation utilized in both apparel and footwear distribution. He led IT projects ranging from WMS customization and installation to ERP design and implementation, and also worked closely with senior management on all acquisition integration activities to ensure smooth business transitions.
The veteran also spent two years as Senior Vice President of Operations at The Moret Group. While there, he worked with Customs to set up a First Sale import process, which resulted in significant duty savings. At Moret, he also established new partnership with international logistics companies to better manage freight from factory to point of origin through the use of software and EDI protocols. Mr. Yerkes also made operational changes from factories in China to local distribution in order to increase shipping accuracy to key accounts such as Kohl’s. Through his efforts, Moret’s average performance grade significantly improved in one year.
Mr. Yerkes holds a BS in Industrial Engineering and an MBA from the Pennsylvania State University.
Comments about Performance Team:
“I feel the number one asset a company can possess is its people and this is what drew me to PT,” says Yerkes, “From the top down they have an excellent approach to business as well as the ability to create an environment for their clients that is very flexible and innovative to not just move product, but add value. In addition to good people, they are also well positioned geographically, have an excellent Finance and IT staff and understand what it takes to succeed. I am extremely excited to join the very talented team at PT and I look forward to supporting and contributing to the East Coast growth strategy."
About Performance Team:
Performance Team (PT) has been an industry leading, privately held Third Party Logistics (3PL) company for over twenty years, with experience in warehousing, distribution, consolidation, and transportation. PT has eight domestic hubs strategically located near major ports, interstate highways, and intermodal rail lines, and over three million square feet of distribution and transportation space located in Los Angeles, New Jersey, Seattle, Dallas/Fort Worth, Charleston and Miami.
PT offers a full suite of services including full service Pick and Pack, Distribution, Facility Management, Garment on Hanger, Value Added Services, Kitting, Transportation, Drayage, full EDI/ Interface, Retail Store Deliveries, Deconsolidation and Consolidation Services.
Performance Team has positioned themselves as the “green leader” in the supply chain logistics industry through their multiple green initiatives. PT is committed to being an environmentally responsible organization and has taken initiatives to enhance environmental causes. For more information of Performance Team’s initiatives, please visit http://www.ptgt.net/
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Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
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