MIAMI--Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, today announced that Ryder will be a Gold Sponsor of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Conference in the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla. from September 25-28. Additionally, Ryder executives Steve Sensing, John Diez, and Scott Perry will each present at conference sessions held on Monday, September 26.
Ryder will also have a booth (#903) during CSCMP where attendees could visit and understand the benefits of outsourcing transportation and supply chain operations. During the conference, Ryder executives will present alongside current Ryder customers to highlight solutions Ryder has provided to solve operational challenges. The customer-supported session is tilted, “Delivering on the Customer Promise: Where retail and automotive connect” and will be held on September 26 at 3:45 p.m. EDT. Mr. Sensing, Ryder President for Global Supply Chain Solutions, will present with one of Ryder’s North American automotive parts customers, FRAM. Steven Crowthers, FRAM Director of North America Distribution will join Mr. Sensing and discuss how FRAM was able to eliminate waste and improve supply chain efficiencies, while doubling productivity and increasing inventory accuracy with the support of Ryder’s supply chain solution for the automotive industry.
With a Ryder career spanning more than 20 years, Mr. Sensing is responsible for management, operations, sales, and the financial performance of Ryder’s Supply Chain Solutions business segment and is also a member of Ryder’s Executive Leadership Team. Ryder’s Supply Chain Solutions offer a broad range of innovative services for companies in targeted industries designed to optimize day-to-day logistics operations and synchronize the supply of parts and finished goods with customer demand.
Ryder President of Dedicated Transportation Solutions, John Diez, will also present during that same session, along with Ryder’s wholesale hardware retailer customer, True Value Company. Mr. Diez will present with Abhinav Shukla, True Value Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and discuss how True Value saved money through Ryder’s optimized delivery solution and how the hardware retailer increased satisfaction with franchisees.
With a Ryder career spanning more than 10 years, Mr. Diez is responsible for setting the strategic direction for Ryder’s Dedicated Transportation Solutions, which combines vehicles, drivers, and administrative services with additional value-added services, all dedicated to a specific customer. Mr. Diez is also a member of Ryder’s Executive Leadership Team.
In addition to the two Ryder customer-supported panels, Ryder Vice President of Supply Management and Global Product Management, Scott Perry, will participate on a panel that will focus on greenhouse gas reduction strategies for the transportation industry. Mr. Perry, along with Ryder’s renewable natural gas fuel provider, Clean Energy Fuels, will discuss how a natural gas transportation solution can assist companies in meeting their near term sustainability goals. The panel will be held on September 26 at 10:30 a.m. EDT.
Mr. Perry leads Ryder’s Vehicle Supplier Relationship Management, Strategic Service Vendor Network Development, Telematics and Connected Vehicle Strategy, and the Corporate Real Estate functions for North American operations. Within this portfolio, Mr. Perry carries direct responsibility for developing and deploying Ryder’s Global Fuel Products strategy, which includes the company’s growing advanced energy portfolio as well as extending Ryder’s leadership position in the advanced fuels vehicle industry.
Ryder is the leader in natural gas vehicle (NGV) solutions for the commercial transportation industry, with more than 100 million miles of experience, 22 NGV maintenance facilities, and more than 5,500 NGV trained maintenance and support personnel. The Company also operates Liquefied to Compressed Natural Gas (LCNG) fuel stations at its Fontana and Orange, Calif., service locations where Ryder has partnered with Clean Energy Fuels to offer renewable natural gas, the cleanest fuel available today.
The CSCMP Conference presents attendees with unlimited opportunities to learn from industry experts, hear dynamic speakers, and network with the most influential supply chain leaders in the world. Attendees will also have the chance to connect to the latest supply chain management knowledge, research, and industry developments. To register for the CSCMP Conference, click here.
Ryder, founded in 1933, operates behind the scenes, managing critical transportation and logistics functions for more than 50,000 customers, many of which make the products that consumers use every day. The Company operates in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the U.K., and Singapore and employs more than 33,000 people, manages a fleet of 231,900 commercial vehicles, and operates more than 40 million square feet of warehouse space.
Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions company. Ryder’s stock (NYSE:R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. Ryder has been named among FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and has been recognized for its industry-leading practices in third-party logistics, environmentally-friendly fleet and supply chain solutions, and world-class safety and security programs. The Company is a proud member of the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program, supporting national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts. For more information, visit www.ryder.com, and follow us on our Online Newsroom and social media pages: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
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