Why Shippers Should Care About Total Landed Costs

Supply Chain
March 6, 2012

The unprecedented economic downturn, combined with the very unpredictable changes in key supply chain variables over the last few years, shows why shippers should take a more holistic approach when making network configuration decisions. The dramatic...

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How to Create a Lean Warehouse Culture

Lean Guiding Principles, Supply Chain, Warehousing & Distribution Management
February 29, 2012

There are three core parts to orchestrating lean tactics in a warehouse: tools, methods, and culture. Most companies have the equipment and process to embrace lean. Culture, however, is often missing. Crafting an organizational culture that empowers ...

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Direct-to-Store Delivery Enhances Milo’s Tea Customer Service and Lowers Costs

Dedicated Transportation, Food & Beverage
February 23, 2012

Milo's Tea Company is a leading tea manufacturer located in Birmingham, Alabama. After five decades of successfully distributing their Famous Sweet Tea to a network of more than 330 grocery retailers across 13 different states, they turned to Ryder t...

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Do’s and Don’ts of Retro-Reflective Sheeting

Fleet Products, Safety & Environment
February 21, 2012

Written by Ryder Fleet Products With the introduction of CSA, there has been an increased focus on Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation 571.108 Standard No. 108, which covers lamps and reflective devices, with a specific emphasis on retro-refle...

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Practical Ways to Go Green and Improve Your Bottom Line

Fleet Products, Maintenance, Safety & Environment
February 14, 2012

In these tough economic times when you're looking for ways to save your "green", why not consider "Going Green"? Going Green not only saves our environment, but can save you fuel, resources and money.  Whether you're a fleet manager or an owner/oper...

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Is a Direct-to-Store Delivery Model Right for You?

Consumer Goods, Network Design, Supply Chain
February 9, 2012

Written by Guy Toksoy, VP of Ryder Canada's Supply Chain Solutions Speed is the name of the game in today’s retail landscape.  How quickly products are purchased from store shelves depends on various factors:  consumer preference, special prom...

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Counterfeit Truck Parts: Can You Tell the Difference?

Fleet Management, Fleet Products, Safety & Environment
February 7, 2012

Counterfeit automotive and truck parts are estimated to generate $3 billion in the United States, according to Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA).   With a flood of sub-standard, counterfeit parts in the market, it’s important for fl...

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Transportation and Inventory Management Help iGPS Stay On Top of Growth

Reverse Logistics, Supply Chain, Transportation Management, Warehousing & Distribution Management
February 2, 2012

Wooden pallets have been used in supply chains around the world for more than 60 years. They have also been one of the supply chains’ greatest headaches. Intelligent Global Pooling Systems When Intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS) create...

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10 Safe Driving Tips for Cold Winter Weather

Fleet Management, Safety & Environment
January 31, 2012

We want to make sure you’re prepared this season when things freeze. To ensure a safe and productive winter on the road, follow these simple, yet essential, winter driving tips. Compensate for poor traction by increasing following distance, slo...

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How to Prevent Cargo Theft in Your Operation

Safety & Environment, Transportation Management
January 26, 2012

Written by Bill Anderson, Ryder Today’s economy is driven by a global supply chain where goods move around the world 24/7. As supply chains grow more complex, so does the ability to secure goods.  One of the biggest challenges affecting busines...

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