Ryder s Best-in-Class Supply Chain Execution Recognized in Food and Beverage Industry
MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial transportation and supply chain management solutions, today announced it has been named one of 2014 s Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers by Food Logistics. The Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers serves as a resource directory of third-party logistics and cold storage providers whose products and services are critical for companies in the global food and beverage supply chain. Food and beverage companies rely on Ryder s decades of experience in transportation and logistics to help them deliver great customer service, compete more effectively, and focus on their core business, said Darin Cooprider, Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Packaged Goods for Ryder Supply Chain Solutions. We are proud to be recognized by Food Logistics as an industry leader.
Assuring a safe and secure global food supply chain is paramount. In addition, reducing food waste, managing fuel and energy costs, and responding to new demands related to omnichannel retailing are just some of the expectations the food industry has of their 3PL and cold storage providers.
Ryder combines a full menu of solutions ranging from source to shelf, including contract packing and labeling, distribution and inventory management, safety, sustainability and dedicated transportation, with deep industry-specific expertise gained from serving thousands of food and beverage companies. With Ryder as a trusted partner, companies can access Ryder s vast network of vehicles, maintenance facilities with expert refrigeration technicians, and temperature-controlled warehousing space, along with the latest in tracking technologies and best-in-class safety processes.
Ryder s LEAN culture helps businesses to achieve peak performance, increase profitability and efficiency all while improving quality. Operating more than 235 facilities with over 35 million square feet of warehouse space, including 3.4 million square feet of refrigerated or frozen storage, as well as dedicated or multi-client sites, Ryder offers flexible solutions no matter how challenging or diverse a company s needs may be. Ryder s food safety specialists reinforce the company s commitment to food safety at every food storage facility. For more than 20 years, third-party agencies have audited our facilities ensuring they meet or exceed FMSA and other applicable food safety standards.
Our growing list of 3PLs and cold storage providers indicates how important these two segments are to the food industry and the level of expertise and services required to support today s growers and processors, shippers, and grocery retailers, noted Lara L. Sowinski, editor-in-chief for Food Logistics. Assuring a safe and secure global food supply chain is paramount. In addition, reducing food waste, managing fuel and energy costs, and responding to new demands related to omnichannel retailing are just some of the expectations the food industry has of their 3PL and cold storage providers.
Earlier this year, Food Logistics also named Ryder one of 2014 s Top Green Providers. The Top Green Providers focuses on sustainability in the global food supply chain with profiles of companies who are exceeding industry standards in their sector. This year s list includes food producers and manufacturers, 3PLs and transportation and logistics providers, equipment manufacturers, and others whose products and services are driving sustainability from farm to fork.
Companies on this year s Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list will be profiled in the August 2014 issue of Food Logistics and www.foodlogistics.com.
About Food Logistics
Food Logistics is published by Cygnus Business Media, a leading diversified business-to-business media company. The publication serves the information needs of executives involved in various aspects of the global food and beverage supply chain. Through our print and online products, we provide news, trends, and best practices that help more than 24,000+ grocery and foodservice suppliers, distributors, and retailers make better business decisions. Visit us online at www.foodlogistics.com.
Ryder is a FORTUNE 500 commercial transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions company. Ryder s stock (NYSE:R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor s 500 Index. Inbound Logistics magazine has included Ryder in its Green Partners listing for five years in a row, and Newsweek has included Ryder for three years in a row in its ranking of the top 500 green U.S. companies. Ryder is a charter member of the NGV Fleet Forum and a member of the Department of Energy s National Clean Fleets partnership. Ryder is also a recipient of the 2011 NGV Achievement Award and has been recognized by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index. A member of the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program, Ryder is proud to support national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts. For more information, visit www.ryder.com and follow us on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
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