Industries

Reduce Warehouse Costs with a Lean Approach to Labor

Lean Guiding Principles, Retail, Warehousing & Distribution Management
July 21, 2012

While the concept of Lean originates in the manufacturing space, its concepts apply across an array of industries. One example is in the retail industry. The retail industry uses Lean concepts to reduce waste and increase quality within the suppl...

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The Sustainable Benefits of Reverse Logistics

Reverse Logistics, Supply Chain, Sustainability, Technology
June 8, 2012

Reverse logistics is intrinsically aligned with environmental sustainability. When companies maximize tons per mile, consolidate shipments, reduce returns and optimize product disposition/asset recovery processes, they are simultaneously reducing har...

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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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Distribution Program Helps BrandsMart U.S.A. Achieve Superior Customer Service

Retail, Supply Chain, Transportation Management
April 5, 2012

Based in Miami, Florida, BrandsMart U.S.A. opened its doors in 1978 as a discount seller of appliances and electronic goods. BrandsMart U.S.A. has five stores spread across Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties and a clearance center outside Fo...

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Improved Warehouse Distribution Increases Havertys’ Customer Satisfaction

Retail, Supply Chain, Warehousing & Distribution Management
March 20, 2012

Based in Atlanta, Havertys Furniture has been active in the retail furniture business since 1885. Since the early 1990s, the company tripled sales, but struggled with high product handling costs and real estate expenses while trying to reach new terr...

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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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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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Fresh & Easy Introduces Natural Gas Trucks from Ryder into Fleet

Alternative Fuels / Natural Gas Vehicles, Dedicated Transportation, Fleet Management, Food & Beverage, Safety & Environment, Sustainability
August 4, 2011

25 Heavy Duty Vehicles Made Available from the Ryder/SANBAG Natural Gas Vehicle Project in Southern California - MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R) announced today that it has finalized an agreement to lease 25 compressed natura...

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