Food & Beverage

BevOps 2015: Driver Shortage & Vehicle Costs Challenge Beverage Industry

Featured Resources, Food & Beverage, Leasing, Maintenance, Supply Chain
May 28, 2015

Between the increasingly challenging driver shortage and rising costs related to vehicle acquisition and ongoing maintenance, the beverage industry faces a number of daunting logistics and supply chain challenges. These are only expected to grow as d...

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Willow Run Foods: A Fresh Take on How CNG Cut Costs, Curbed Emissions & Improved Efficiency

Alternative Fuels / Natural Gas Vehicles, Fleet Management, Food & Beverage, Leasing, Sustainability
April 22, 2015

Every week, Willow Run Foods makes 2,500 deliveries of fresh foods and other products to restaurants in 14 states from Virginia to Maine. Their drivers log over 8.5 million miles per year, much of that in the New York metropolitan area – a region b...

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Delivering a happy St. Patrick’s Day

Food & Beverage, Retail, Supply Chain
March 17, 2015

Today, more than 122 million Americans will wear green clothes and drink green beer as they celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The holiday, which honors Ireland’s patron saint, has become lucky for logistics and supply chain companies in the retail and...

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Logistics of the big game

Consumer Goods, Deliver on-time, Food & Beverage, Supply Chain, Value Added Services
January 30, 2015

Planning and executing the biggest sporting event of the year On February 1, more than 115 million people in the United States will watch the ‘biggest football game of the year’.  In Glendale, Arizona, the land around the University of Phoenix ...

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Don’t let a weak food and beverage supply chain spoil dinner

Consumer Goods, Food & Beverage
January 12, 2015

When American consumers sit down to enjoy a nice meal at a restaurant or their dining room table, they don’t want to worry that the food they’re about to eat might be contaminated. That’s why transporting, storing and distributing temperature-...

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Are You Up to Date on the Latest Food Safety Regulations?

Consumer Goods, Food & Beverage
December 15, 2014

What you need to know about recent food safety regulations & defense legislation  Foodborne illness: the public health threat that hides in plain sight As recent hysteria surrounding the Ebola crisis reached fever-pitch, most people overlook...

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Set Your Freight Sustainability Effort Up For Success

Consumer Goods, Food & Beverage
December 4, 2014

As an environmental advocate, I was excited to participate in Innovate: A Ryder Idea Exchange. The event offered me a chance to speak with transportation executives at retail, consumer goods and food and beverage companies about greening product dist...

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Supply Chain Success by the Slice

Consumer Goods, Food & Beverage
November 25, 2014

Move over Black Friday. There’s a new logistical challenge on the radar, the pizza supply chain. How do you move three million pounds of pizza toppings to bustling franchises, stretching from Bangor, Maine to San Diego, California (3,300 miles), al...

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Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014

Consumer Goods, Food & Beverage
November 17, 2014

The first Innovate: A Ryder Idea Exchange was an exclusive gathering of more than 50 industry experts, analysts, and senior executives from Walmart, YRC, Culligan International, LLamasoft, Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium, the Environmental Defense F...

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Natural Gas: for Beer Wholesalers That Are Going Places

Alternative Fuels / Natural Gas Vehicles, Consumer Goods, Food & Beverage, Transportation Management
November 14, 2014

Top 5 Takeaways from the 2014 National Beer Wholesalers Association Conference Last month, beer distributors from across the country gathered in New Orleans for the 2014 National Beer Wholesalers Association Conference (NBWA). As you can imagine, mu...

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