Supply Chain

Continuous Improvement for Lean Logistics

Lean Guiding Principles, Supply Chain
July 9, 2012

Written by Robert Arndt, Vice President of Lean Supply Chain Solutions Ryder’s fifth Lean Guiding Principle is Continuous Improvement—the understanding that no matter how well a process works today, there is room to make it even better.  C...

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Xerox Meets Performance Targets with Supply Chain Outsourcing

Supply Chain, Transportation Management
July 5, 2012

Ryder’s relationship with Xerox has evolved over the past few decades in response to a changing transportation environment and to support their growth across North America. Today, Ryder operates 5 distinct supply chain areas: The Carrier Lo...

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Improving Supply Chain Execution for a Proven Track Record

Supply Chain, Value Added Services
June 29, 2012

Written by Ryder Supply Chain Solutions In today’s complex, global marketplace it’s not enough to know logistics. Creating and running a high-performing supply chain requires deep knowledge and a proven track record of delivering reliable supp...

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Achieve a Lean Warehouse with Short Lead Time

Lean Guiding Principles, Supply Chain, Warehousing & Distribution Management
June 14, 2012

Written by Robert Arndt, Vice President of Lean Supply Chain Solutions Ryder’s fourth Lean Guiding Principle is Short Lead Time. It involves filling customer orders as promptly as possible. Lead time is the period that elapses from the m...

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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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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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