MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, announced today that it has been named to Food Logistics 2019 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers, an annual list that serves as a resource guide of providers whose products and services are critical for companies in the global food and beverage supply chain. This is the seventh year that Ryder has appeared on the list.
“The global food supply chain is constantly evolving and supply chain solutions must rise to the occasion,” said Darin Cooprider, Ryder Vice President & General Manager of Consumer Packaged Goods. “For 86 years, we have partnered with our customers to help them best serve their customers and we are constantly looking for ways to utilize new technologies to create value. This award is a testament to our commitment to ensuring safety, efficiency and reliability through innovative solutions and advancements in the digital supply chain.”
Ryder’s cloud- and mobile-based technologies support a fully optimized supply chain with greater speed-to-market performance for food and beverage industry customers, including nine of the top 10 Fortune 500 food and beverage companies. The company’s innovative technology solutions include RyderShare™, which is aimed at creating real-time visibility, collaboration, and exception handling to maximize efficiencies for customers. In addition, Ryder’s OpsBox is a warehouse analytics platform for labor management, providing shop floor visuals, daily metrics, workforce planning, and customer visibility dashboards. The result is labor productivity improvements exceeding 10% into the double digits, as well as increased employee engagement and improved customer experience.
“The transparency and safety of the digital global food supply chain would not exist without innovations in software and technology,” says John R. Yuva, editor for Food Logistics and its sister publication Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “Our FL100+ recipients help drive supply chain compliance and regulatory changes that benefit everyone from the farmer to the food processor to the consumer.”
Companies on this year’s 2019 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers list will be profiled in the November/December 2019 issue of Food Logistics, as well as online at www.foodlogistics.com.
About Ryder Supply Chain Solutions
Ryder Supply Chain Solutions optimizes logistics networks to make them more responsive and able to be leveraged as a competitive advantage. Globally-recognized brands in the automotive, building materials and construction, consumer goods, food and beverage, healthcare, industrial, metals, oil and gas, technology, and retail industries rely on Ryder’s leading technologies and world-class logistics engineers to help them deliver the goods that consumers use every day.
Operating more than 300 facilities with 55 million square feet of warehouse space, Ryder offers flexible solutions as well as end-to-end visibility – no matter how challenging or diverse the storage and distribution needs may be. Ryder currently provides comprehensive logistics and supply chain management solutions to companies with operations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and also contracts with more than 3,100 carriers in all modes of transportation in the markets it serves.
The company, founded in 1933, operates behind the scenes, managing critical transportation and logistics functions for more than 50,000 customers, representing many of the world’s best-known brands. Ryder employs nearly 40,000 people and manages a fleet of more than 270,000 commercial vehicles.
Ryder is a Fortune 500® commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions company. The company’s stock (NYSE: R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the S&P MidCap 400® index. Ryder, which provides commercial truck rental, truck leasing, used trucks for sale, and last mile delivery services, has been named among “The World’s Most Admired Companies” by Fortune, as well as one of “America’s Best Employers” and “America’s Best Employers for Women” by Forbes. The company is regularly recognized for its industry-leading practices in third-party logistics, environmentally friendly fleet and supply chain solutions, world-class safety and security programs, and hiring of military veterans. For more information, visit www.ryder.com or our newsroom, and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
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