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Direct-to-Store Delivery solution helps leading beverage company reduce distribution costs

Challenge: This leading tea manufacturer initially purchased delivery trucks to handle the direct-to-store distribution (DSD) of their product. Faced with an unreliable fleet and rising distribution costs, the manufacturer struggled to deliver to more than 330 locations and meet the stringent service requirements of major grocery chains.

Solution: This tea manufacturer teamed up with Ryder to find efficiencies that would improve the company's fleet and driver operations. Today, Ryder's Dedicated Contract Carriage solution includes the management of 7 drivers, 6 refrigerated trailers, route planning for the manufacturer's entire Direct-to-Store Delivery (DSD) network, and dunnage support.

Results: With transportation and distribution under control, this tea manufacturer realized a 20% reduction in overall distribution costs and a 25% reduction in weekly fleet miles. They benefit from more efficient and reliable management of dunnage. They also enjoy an increased ability to respond to 20% + spikes in volume. The elimination of delivery delays has resulted in increased customer service levels.

About the Solution Provider: Ryder Supply Chain Solutions is an end-to-end logistics partner committed to helping companies transform their supply chains and achieve peak performance by delivering the best in operational execution. Ryder develops supply chain strategies and manages and executes scalable logistics operations. When it comes to logistics, Execution is Everything.

Web: www.ryder.com/supplychain_case-studies_milostea.shtml

Phone: 1-888-887-9337

Solution: This tea manufacturer teamed up with Ryder to find efficiencies that would improve the company's fleet and driver operations. Today, Ryder's Dedicated Contract Carriage solution includes the management of 7 drivers, 6 refrigerated trailers, route planning for the manufacturer's entire Direct-to-Store Delivery (DSD) network, and dunnage support.

Results: With transportation and distribution under control, this tea manufacturer realized a 20% reduction in overall distribution costs and a 25% reduction in weekly fleet miles. They benefit from more efficient and reliable management of dunnage. They also enjoy an increased ability to respond to 20% + spikes in volume. The elimination of delivery delays has resulted in increased customer service levels.

About the Solution Provider: Ryder Supply Chain Solutions is an end-to-end logistics partner committed to helping companies transform their supply chains and achieve peak performance by delivering the best in operational execution. Ryder develops supply chain strategies and manages and executes scalable logistics operations. When it comes to logistics, Execution is Everything.

Web: www.ryder.com/supplychain_case-studies_milostea.shtml

Phone: 1-888-887-9337