Supply Chain

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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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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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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The Importance of Reducing Excess Logistics Inventory

Supply Chain, Sustainability, Warehousing & Distribution Management
April 11, 2012

The Retail supply chain is laden with $450 Billion in inventory, according to the US Census Bureau in April of 2011.  In addition, inventory carrying costs across all sectors increased 10.3% in 2010, according to CSCMP’s State of Logistics Report....

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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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