SOURCE: Ryder System, Inc.

Ryder System, Inc.

March 09, 2010 07:55 ET

Ryder Executive Named One of 2010 'Pros to Know' by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - March 9, 2010) -  Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine, the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, has named Steve W. Martin, Ryder's (NYSE: R) Vice President of Supply Chain Excellence, as one of the 2010 "Provider Pros to Know." The Provider Pros to Know is a listing of supply chain industry professionals who have helped customers address the challenges of the recession and prepare for the recovery ahead. Mr. Martin was specifically recognized for helping to develop innovative solutions that improve the supply chain decision process and mitigate risks associated with managing complex global supply chains.

"This year's Provider Pros to Know have shown themselves to be thought-leaders in the Supply Chain industry," said Andrew K. Reese, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. "Highlighting the learnings that the Provider Pros to Know have taken out of the Great Recession provides our readers with a wealth of best practices that they can apply in their own supply chains, as well as insights into how leading organizations are positioning themselves for competitive advantage in the Great Recovery ahead."

Mr. Martin is responsible for leading Ryder's supply chain engineering, quality, program management, and Lean Six Sigma teams that support customers within Ryder's Supply Chain Solutions and Dedicated Contract Carriage business units. He has been instrumental in helping customers analyze total landed costs and risk based on changing supply chain variables, and then optimizing their supply chains according to real market conditions. In addition, Mr. Martin is helping customers better model and develop operating plans related to inventory deployment and transportation optimization initiatives. 

"Steve and his team are doing a great job creating value for our customers by developing proactive, flexible solutions that improve supply chain speed, reliability, and effectiveness," said John Williford, President of Global Supply Chain Solutions for Ryder. "We are proud that Supply & Demand Chain Executive editors are recognizing Steve in this year's listing."

The full listing of the 2010 Pros to Know will be available in the February/March 2010 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine and e-book beginning in the third week of March and on the Supply & Demand Chain Executive Web site at

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