Ryder Recognized as an Inbound Logistics Green Supply Chain Partner
Ryder Wins Recognition for Fourth Consecutive Year for Helping Companies Achieve Green Best Practices in Supply Chain Execution
MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in supply chain, warehousing and transportation management solutions, today announced that for the fourth consecutive year, it has been named an Inbound Logistics Green Supply Chain Partner. Inbound Logistics editors have selected 75 companies that demonstrate a deep commitment to green initiatives and supply chain sustainability for the magazine’s annual “Green 75” issue.
Ryder engages with customers to help them “green” their supply chains by focusing on carbon reduction in three critical areas: network design, facilities and building use, and transportation. By designing a supply chain network with the reduction of the carbon footprint as a primary focus, Ryder advises customers on factors such as the location of distribution centers, miles to be traveled, amount of inventory, and size and number of facilities included in the network. For the use of building and facilities, Ryder offers lighting efficiencies, cutting-edge energy technologies, alternative use of by-products, and other strategies to reduce waste and carbon emissions. In transportation, customers are not only able to take advantage of Ryder’s engineering expertise optimizing shipments, routes, and modes, but can also tap into Ryder’s alternative fuel vehicles, including natural gas and hybrid vehicles.
“For companies seeking additional alternatives to meet their carbon footprint reduction goals, we bring a combination of engineering expertise, excellence in execution, and cutting-edge vehicle technologies,” said John Williford, President of Global Supply Chain Solutions. “Our solutions not only optimize the supply chain for cost, but also specifically address carbon footprint reduction to help customers move the needle on their sustainability goals.”
Ryder is the leader in alternative fuels for the commercial truck leasing and rental industry. In 2010, The San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) selected Ryder as its fleet partner in a ground-breaking natural gas project in Southern California – the first of its kind to deploy natural gas vehicles into a large commercial truck leasing and rental operation. The project included 202 heavy duty natural gas vehicles and three strategically located maintenance shops in Rancho Dominguez, Orange, and Fontana. Since 2010, Ryder has continued to build on its natural gas vehicle offering by providing natural gas vehicles in markets such as Tucson, Ariz., and Livonia and Grand Rapids, Mich. Today more than 250 natural gas-powered heavy duty tractors have been deployed in fleets across the country, including the fleets of leading consumer packaged goods, food, and beverage companies.
Inbound Logistics’ 75 Green Supply Chain Partners is featured in the magazine’s June 2012 issue.
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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. Inbound Logistics magazine has recognized Ryder as a top third party logistics provider and green supply chain partner. Ryder has also been ranked two years in a row as one of the top 250 U.S. companies in the Newsweek Green Rankings. In addition, Security Magazine has named Ryder one of the top companies for security practices in the transportation, logistics, supply chain, and warehousing sector. Ryder is a proud member of the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program, supporting national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts. For more information, visit www.ryder.com