Ryder, a supply chain, transportation and fleet management solutions company, was named a “Green Supply Chain Partner” in the annual Inbound Logistics “G75” special section for the 14th consecutive year. This award recognizes the 75 leading third-party logistics providers that demonstrate a deep commitment to efficiency and sustainability.
“As a leader in transportation and logistics, Ryder is uniquely positioned to reduce the environmental impacts of our own operations as well as those of our customers,” Steve Sensing, president of global supply chain solutions at Ryder, said. “One way we do that is by investing in technologies that find efficiencies and drive waste out of the supply chain. Our RyderShare technology, for example, enables real-time visibility and collaboration across the end-to-end supply chain, resulting in reduced out-of-route miles.”
In the warehouses Ryder manages, the company utilizes solar-sourced power, LED lighting and electric forklifts where possible to help reduce power consumption. Ryder also continues to pilot technologies such as autonomous mobile robots, robotic trailer unloading, automated storage and retrieval systems and other goods-to-person solutions to optimize productivity. Additionally, automated storage and retrieval systems maximize warehouse space by storing inventory in a dense cubic layout and eliminating the need for aisles traditionally required for material handling equipment and operators.
“We focus on continuous improvement across all functions, analyzing process flows to identify waste and eliminate anything that doesn’t create value,” Sensing said.
Ryder has received awards and recognition from customers, industry associations and regulatory communities, such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay High Achiever Award (2020) and the SmartWay Excellence Award (2013-2014, 2017, 2021).
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