SOURCE: Ryder System, Inc.

March 20, 2008 17:10 ET

Ryder Executive Named One of 2008 "Pros to Know" by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine

Recognized for Vision and Leadership in Building the 21st Century Supply Chain

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - March 20, 2008) - Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine, the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, has named Tom Jones, Ryder's (NYSE: R) Senior Vice President and General Manager of Supply Chain Solutions, as one of the 2008 "Pros to Know." Mr. Jones has been recognized in the publication's February/March issue as a "Practitioner Pros to Know" for his vision and leadership in building a 21st century supply chain that meets the evolving requirements of the global economy.

"By turning the spotlight onto these outstanding Practitioner Pros to Know, we are not only recognizing their accomplishments but also offering them as role models for other executives looking to take their own organizations to a higher, more strategic level within the enterprise," said Andrew K. Reese, Editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

Tom Jones, who has been with Ryder for two decades, is responsible for leading Ryder's four key industry segments of the Company's Supply Chain Solutions business -- Automotive, Fast Moving Consumer Goods/Retail, High Technology and Electronics, and Industrial and Utilities. Mr. Jones participates as a member of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce Board to advance the state's understanding of how supply chain plays a key role within the overall economy. He speaks before senior-level audiences about the importance of logistics as a strategic competency and technology's role in facilitating the management of complex supply systems.

"The vision for the 21st century supply chain is characterized by differentiated offerings, close collaboration, synchronized planning and execution and streamlined operations within the company," said Mr. Jones. "To move in this direction, our challenge as supply chain executives is to never accept that we are done and to drive continuous improvement and innovation throughout our supply chain. I am honored to be recognized for this effort by such a well-respected industry publication."

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Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. On the Web at

                                  About Ryder

Ryder provides leading-edge transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions worldwide. Ryder's stock (NYSE: R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. Ryder ranks 362nd on the FORTUNE 500® and 1,458th on the Forbes Global 2000. For more information on Ryder System, Inc., visit

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