Refueling Natural Gas Vehicles: What You Need to Know

Alternative Fuels / Natural Gas Vehicles, Fleet Management, Fuel Services
June 6, 2012

Written by Ryder Fleet Management While diesel-powered vehicles are served by a network of over 100,000 traditional service stations nationwide, the current natural gas infrastructure consists of approximately 1,000 fueling stations, of which only...

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Leasing Helps Fleets Weather Economic Cycles

Fleet Management, Leasing
May 31, 2012

Written by Ryder Fleet Management Solutions Anyone who has been involved with the trucking industry for more than a few years knows that it can be a boom-and-bust business, reacting to economic cycles in ways that challenge planning, budgeting and...

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Achieve a Lean Supply Chain with Standardization

Lean Guiding Principles, Supply Chain, Warehousing & Distribution Management
May 22, 2012

Ryder’s third Lean Guiding Principle is Standardization. It means documenting best practices and making sure that they are followed.  The principle of supply chain standardization maintains that in a lean facility, all work follows established,...

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Supply Chain Network Optimization, It Takes Know-How

Network Design, Supply Chain
May 16, 2012

Written by Ryder Supply Chain Solutions Synchronizing the supply of parts, products and assemblies with manufacturing requirements and customer demands in today’s global economy is a complex undertaking. Supply chain network optimization require...

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Sustainable Supply Chain Management & Reverse Logistics

Reverse Logistics, Supply Chain, Sustainability
May 14, 2012

Once a supply chain afterthought, reverse logistics has evolved into a highly complex endeavor. This is especially true in the hi-tech/electronics sector, where product lifecycles have dramatically shortened, global service networks create more suppl...

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Supply Chain Value Added Services Bring Flexibility

Inbound Manufacturing Product Flow, Packaging, Supply Chain, Technology, Value Added Services
May 3, 2012

Value Added Services Bring Flexibility to the Hi-Tech/Electronics and Retail Supply Chain Evolving consumer behaviors have dramatically impacted the way retailers deliver products.  From clothing, to cars, to computers, consumers have gotten us...

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How to Achieve Supply Chain Efficiency: Execution

Network Design, Supply Chain, Transportation Management
May 1, 2012

Written by Ryder Supply Chain Solutions Sophisticated supply chain innovations are transforming the way goods are moved from point A to point B. But, at the heart of a high-performing supply chain are five core components, which can make a big dif...

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Achieve Lean Logistics with Built-In Quality

Lean Guiding Principles, Supply Chain
April 26, 2012

Ryder’s second Lean Guiding Principle is Built-In Quality. Built-In Quality means striving to prevent mistakes before they happen, and engineering processes to make them “mistake proof.” In a lean logistics operation, each supply chain p...

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Off the Road and On – Leasing Companies & Administrative Services

Fleet Management, Leasing
April 20, 2012

Leasing Companies Can Provide Administrative Services, Too Written by Ryder Fleet Management Solutions Most fleets lease trucks to keep their capital intact, relieve themselves of vehicle maintenance and offset other challenges of ownership. They...

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Driving Fleet Sustainability with Natural Gas and Alternative Fuels

Alternative Fuels / Natural Gas Vehicles, Sustainability
April 13, 2012

How green is your fleet? Could it be greener? Given the high cost of oil, supply volatility and growing interest in sustainable business practices, more companies like yours are considering clean transportation solutions. As they do, Ryder offers inn...

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