The most comprehensive partnerships don't always start out that way. Ryder Systems Inc. took over the cross-border warehousing and transportation business of Delphi Packard Electric Systems in pieces.
Delphi had been using another provider to manage dedicated distribution centers in El Paso and Laredo, Tex., its two gateways for parts flowing between the U.S. and Mexico. Ryder had been hired to handle inbound and outbound transportation.
Either way, it was a big contract. Based in Warren, Ohio, Delphi Packard makes power and signal distribution systems for the world's 20 largest automakers. While its core business remains trucks and automobiles, it recently has expanded into non-automotive products such as smoke alarms and computers.
|"Once you get to the Customs inspector,
it's quick. It's getting there that's the
-Jorge Salas of Ryder Systems
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