SOURCE: Ryder System, Inc.

Ryder System, Inc.

May 24, 2010 16:45 ET

Ryder Recognized for Supply Chain Excellence

Ryder Named to the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - May 24, 2010) -  Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine, the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, has named Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R) to its ninth annual listing of the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100.

The 2010 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 are supply chain solution and service providers that are assisting their customers and clients achieve supply chain excellence and prepare their supply chains for the post-recessionary return to growth. 

Ryder was selected based on a suite of solutions that provides the necessary visibility, efficiency, and flexibility to meet the challenges of a post-recession supply chain. The Ryder Control Tower is a solution that improves shipment visibility and facilitates a demand-driven supply chain, reducing inventory inefficiencies; Ryder's Total Landed Cost Analysis helps customers make robust long-term sourcing decisions; and the Ryder Lean Warehouse Template ensures efficient warehousing practices that improve inventory accuracy and minimize waste. In addition, the flexibility of Ryder's extensive network of operations centers, distribution centers, and scalable IT, its large carrier base, and its value-stream mapping expertise are all resources that can be leveraged to help companies deal with changes in a recovering economic environment.

"Shippers need to know how to navigate the uncertainty that comes with changing economic conditions," said John Williford, President of Global Supply Chain Solutions. "That requires strong forecasting and planning capabilities and flexibility in their networks to be able to adapt to different scenarios. Ryder has the technology, infrastructure, and expertise to provide customers with the kind of agile support that can be adjusted according to their needs."

Ryder and final recipients are featured in the cover story of the May/June 2010 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive, as well as online at

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Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions company. Ryder's stock (NYSE: R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. For more information on Ryder System, Inc., visit

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