MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain management solutions, today announced it has been named among the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100, "100 Great Supply Chain Projects."
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Ryder was selected for its work with Parallon, a healthcare business and operations services provider. Ryder prescribed its Dedicated Transportation Solution (DTS) to handle highly customized deliveries of medical surgical supplies, hospital beds, and PET scan trailers to Parallon’s hospital customers between Miami and Fort Pierce, Florida. Ryder successfully reengineered Parallon’s transportation network and optimized the delivery schedules with just-in-time and next day service, resulting in significant cost savings.
“Ryder supports healthcare IDNs and manufacturers by helping them transform their supply chains, eliminate waste, and obtain full end-to-end visibility,” said Norman Brouillette, Vice President of Operations, Supply Chain, Ryder. “Parallon is a great example of how businesses can lower costs and improve efficiency by outsourcing their transportation and logistics to a 3PL like Ryder.”
In the challenging healthcare industry, an efficient supply chain partner can help meet rigorous standards for patient outcomes and deliver services in a complex environment. With a broad portfolio of customized services, Ryder offers multi-channel distribution, specialized trucks and equipment, product customization, supply chain optimization, and manufacturing support.
The submissions for “100” were evaluated by the magazine's editorial staff primarily based on: ambitiousness/scope of the project; creative application of technologies/solutions/services used; extent of the business results/impact; and clarity of submission. The 2015 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 are supply chain solution and service providers that have produced measurable gains in ROI through cost-cutting and increased efficiency, whether in warehouse, transportation, procurement, sourcing or any other category in the end-to-end supply chain.
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, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.
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