-- Talk Will Explore Challenges and Solutions for Transportation Providers --
MIAMI, October 30, 2012 – Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial transportation and supply chain management solutions, today announced that Steve W. Martin, Vice President of Operations for Ryder Supply Chain Solutions, will participate in the “Transportation Management Best Practices” panel at the University of Tennessee’s Supply Chain Forum, which will take place Nov. 6-8 at the Knoxville Marriott. Mr. Martin, who is responsible for the growth and operational execution of customized transportation solutions for Ryder customers, will discuss the headwinds transportation providers are facing as well as strategies, tactics, and technologies to overcome them. The University of Tennessee’s Supply Chain Forum is a twice-yearly gathering of corporate leaders, professors and students to share ideas about the latest supply chain issues. More than 150 vice presidents, directors, and managers from more than 50 top corporations take part in the Forum.
“At Ryder, we purchase and/or execute more than $4.2 billion in freight moves annually on behalf of our customers and we partner with more than 1,700 carriers to transport goods,” said Mr. Martin. “We can leverage the breadth of these resources to provide our customers with the flexibility and expertise they need to manage their freight effectively, especially as capacity continues to be tight in an uncertain economy.”
The panel in which Mr. Martin will participate, “Transportation Management Best Practices,” will take place Nov. 7 at 2:30 p.m. For more information on the University of Tennessee’s Supply Chain Forum, visit http://bus.utk.edu/supplychain/
Ryder Supply Chain Solutions is an experienced end-to-end supply chain partner helping companies in North America, the UK and Asia transform their supply chains. Ryder provides a full range of services, from optimizing day-to-day logistics operations to synchronizing the supply of parts and finished goods with customer demand. As supply chains become more complex, Ryder leverages five strengths to deliver the best in supply chain execution: know-how, lean methodologies, a proven track record, deep expertise in key industries and a breadth of resources.
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 recognized Ryder as a top third party logistics provider and green supply chain partner. Ryder has also been ranked two years in a row as one of the top 250 U.S. companies in the Newsweek Green Rankings. In addition, Security Magazine has named Ryder one of the top companies for security practices in the transportation, logistics, supply chain, and warehousing sector. Ryder is a proud member of the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program, supporting national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts. For more information, visit www.ryder.com and follow us on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.