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Ryder Honored as Inbound Logistics Green Supply Chain Partner

July 15, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Technology

For a seventh consecutive year, Ryder System, Inc., has been named an Inbound Logistics Green Supply Chain Partner. Editors of Inbound Logistics have selected 75 companies that demonstrate a deep commitment to green initiatives in transportation and supply chain sustainability for the magazine’s annual “G75” issue.

“This latest recognition reinforces Ryder’s ongoing commitment to assist companies by engineering and operating their supply chains with lower costs, improved transportation efficiencies and reduce environmental impact,” said Steve Sensing, Ryder’s president of global supply chain solutions.

Ryder was recognized for engaging with customers to help them “green” their supply chains by focusing on carbon reduction in three critical areas: network design, facilities and building use, and transportation.

By designing a supply chain network with the reduction of the carbon footprint as one of its primary focuses, Ryder advises customers on factors such as the location of distribution centers, miles to be traveled, amount of inventory, and size and number of facilities included in the network. For the use of buildings and facilities, Ryder offers lighting efficiencies, cutting-edge energy technologies, recycling programs, alternative use of by-products, and other strategies to reduce waste and carbon emissions.

In transportation, customers are not only able to take advantage of Ryder’s engineering expertise optimizing shipments, routes, and modes, but can also tap into Ryder’s industry leading natural gas vehicle program (NGV).

Ryder is the leader in natural gas vehicles solutions for the commercial transportation industry, with more than 30 million miles of experience, 17 NGV maintenance facilities, and more than 3,000 NGV trained maintenance and service employees.

Inbound Logistics’ Felecia Stratton, said, “Inbound Logistics’ editors have determined the 2015 honorees are truly “walking the walk” when it comes to commitment to supply chain sustainability. Inbound Logistics is proud to honor Ryder among this important group of industry-changing leaders.”