Ryder Named a Food Logistics Top Green Provider
Ryders Green Practices and Best-in-Class Supply Chain Execution Garner Recognition in Food and Beverage Industry
MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ryder System, Inc. (R), a leader in supply chain, warehousing, and transportation management solutions, today announced it has been included in the Food Logistics 2012 Top Green Providers list, which highlights companies in the food and beverage sector that have embraced sustainability practices as central to their operations. Ryders inclusion in the list reflects the companys leadership in providing food and beverage companies with green transportation and logistics solutions to help them meet their sustainability goals.
Despite a difficult business climate, the companies on this years list have proven that making a commitment to sustainability in their operations not only delivers a measurable return on investment, but gives them a competitive advantage in the marketplace and in the eyes of their customers, said Lara L. Sowinski, editor-in-chief of Food Logistics.
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 Ryders engineering expertise optimizing shipments, routes, and modes, but can also tap into Ryders alternative fuel vehicles, including natural gas and hybrid vehicles.
Ryder is also 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.
Everything we do is about making our customers transportation and logistics operations more efficient, said Darin Cooprider, Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Packaged Goods for Ryder Supply Chain Solutions. Our customers can leverage our engineering for best-in-class supply chain execution, as well as our vehicle technologies to take their sustainability and carbon footprint reduction efforts to the next level.
Companies on this years Top Green Providers list will be profiled in the June 2012 issue of Food Logistics, as well as online at www.foodlogistics.com.
About Food Logistics
Food Logistics is published by Cygnus Business Media, a leading diversified business-to-business media company. The publication serves the information needs of executives involved in various aspects of the food and beverage supply chain. Through our print and online products, we provide news, trends, and best practices that help more than 24,000 grocery and foodservice suppliers, distributors, and retailers make better business decisions. Visit us online at www.foodlogistics.com.
Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions company. Ryders stock (NYSE:R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poors 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 and follow us on Facebook, YouTube , and Twitter.
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Source: Ryder System, Inc.Copyright Business Wire 2012