Supply Chain

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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Achieve a Lean Supply Chain through People Involvement

Lean Guiding Principles, Supply Chain
April 3, 2012

Ryder’s first Lean Guiding Principle is People Involvement. People Involvement is the most important of the five Lean Guiding Principles. Nothing happens in a company without people to drive it forward. Employees must work as a single team, with...

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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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Five Principles to Help You Achieve a Lean Supply Chain

Lean Guiding Principles, Supply Chain, Warehousing & Distribution Management
March 8, 2012

The Lean Advantage The key to delivering long-term customer value and outstanding business performance year after year, is to implement a lean culture. Lean practices improve quality and productivity by taking cost and waste out of all facets of an ...

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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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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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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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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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Welcome to Exchange!

Fleet Management, Supply Chain
January 13, 2012

Welcome to the Pilot Phase of Ryder’s official blog, Exchange. Exchange is an online forum for our clients, prospects, employees and others to discuss trends, challenges and best practices in supply chain and fleet operations.  Whether you’re...

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