Supply Chain

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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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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