MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, today announced it has once again earned recognition as a “Partner-level supplier” in John Deere’s 2019 Achieving Excellence Program. The honor represents Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating and is reserved for those that exceed performance standards, reaching “world class” status. Ryder was selected for its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality, as well as its commitment to continuous improvement.
“This recognition is a testament to the relationship that our teams have built over the past two decades,” said Steve Sensing, president of global supply chain solutions for Ryder. “We work seamlessly as one team to drive efficiencies in the supply chain while simultaneously keeping service levels high. Together, we continuously exceed customer expectations.”
Ryder provides supply chain solutions, including production line replenishment and value-added services associated with interfactory packaging and shipping, as well as dedicated transportation solutions to John Deere’s agricultural tractor manufacturing operations in Waterloo, Iowa. Additionally, Ryder recently expanded operations serving John Deere in Augusta, Ga. and Moline, Ill. Following LEAN guiding principles, Ryder helps streamline distribution networks, from design and implementation to operations management. Ryder also provides professional drivers, specialized equipment, and engineering support.
Suppliers who participate in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program are evaluated annually in several key performance categories, including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support, and wavelength, which is a measure of responsiveness. John Deere Supply Management created the program in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.
About Ryder Supply Chain Solutions
Ryder Supply Chain Solutions optimizes logistics networks to make them more responsive and able to be leveraged as a competitive advantage. Globally-recognized brands in the automotive, consumer goods, food and beverage, healthcare, industrial, oil and gas, technology, and retail industries rely on Ryder’s leading technologies and world-class logistics engineers to help them deliver the goods that consumers use every day.
Operating more than 300 facilities with 55 million square feet of warehouse space, Ryder offers flexible solutions as well as end-to-end visibility – no matter how challenging or diverse the storage and distribution needs may be. Ryder currently provides comprehensive logistics and supply chain management solutions to companies with operations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and also contracts with more than 3,100 carriers in all modes of transportation in the markets it serves.
The company, founded in 1933, operates behind the scenes, managing critical transportation and logistics functions for more than 50,000 customers, representing many of the world’s best-known brands. Ryder employs nearly 40,000 people and manages a fleet of more than 270,000 commercial vehicles.
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