The manufacturer and distributor of building materials decided that owning a fleet of trucks wasn't a core competency. It looked to Ryder to close the gap, with a dedicated offering that goes well beyond the booking and movement of freight.
Best practices like just-in-time production, lean manufacturing and lean supply chain management have helped the world's premier automotive companies eliminate waste of all kinds: overproduction, waiting, unnecessary parts/product movements and processing, excess inventory, worker motions and defects.
Today, titans of technology and consumer packaged goods are jumping on the customization bandwagon. And for good reason. In a world where customers are in the driver's seat, customization is no longer a "nice to have". It's an expected offering.
If you're responsible for supply chain management or providing supply chain services, reducing your carbon footprint is likely becoming a priority. So how do you get there from here? One route to sustainability is ISO 14001 certification. Here's the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How of getting there.
As head of IT for Global Supply Chain Solutions at Ryder, a major third-party logistics provider, Gregory Knott well understands the issues surrounding technology integration between third parties and customers. Here he offers useful advice to outsourcing partners on both sides of a contract.
As enterprises look to minimize complexity, improve inbound supply chain efficiency and reduce costs, there is a growing need for intelligent solutions that provide the visibility, optimization and integration required to ensure that every part, component and package is shipped using the most effective service level.