It was with great sadness that Automotive Logistics learned of the passing of Jim Moore this week.

Moore was vice president, Supply Chain Excellence, at Ryder System and had more than 25 years’ experience in the supply chain industry.

He died on Saturday night after a lengthy illness.

"The Ryder team is greatly saddened by the loss of Jim Moore, a wonderful person and key member of the company's Supply Chain Solutions team,” said John Williford, president of Global Supply Chain Solutions at Ryder. “Jim was well respected and regarded for his contributions to the company, and the supply chain industry in general. He is credited for formulating Ryder’s strategy for the automotive, aerospace, industrial and transportation management groups. He was also responsible for growing Ryder's automotive business and enhancing the company's reputation as a leader in the automotive logistics industry.

“We will all miss his wry smile and sense of humor, his creativity, his encyclopedic knowledge and his positive attitude,” said Williford. “Ryder is a better place to work because of Jim."

Automotive Logistics would like to express its condolences to Mr Moore’s family and his colleagues, he has long been an indispensable help to both the magazine and the conferences and will be missed by those who had the pleasure to work with him.