All Ryder articles – Page 8

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    Space for rent


    The automotive warehouse real estate market has taken a major hit, but it remains a dynamic sector where the requirements are becoming more and more specificA different game in AsiaThe shape of automotive warehousingInbound warehouses versus aftermarketFuture trends for warehousing locationsThe world’s automotive industry has had a torrid three years: ...

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    How to cope without a crystal ball


    General Motor’s head of logistics Susanna Webber talks to Christopher Ludwig about improving supplier relations and how a total enterprise cost approach could help the company understand how to react to future risk and changes in the global supply chainLooking back and learning from the painThe recession's silver liningBuilding a ...

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    Suppliers are healthier, but face capacity shortfalls


    The outlook for tier suppliers in North America has improved significantly in 2010 with higher vehicle sales coming atop aggressive moves to cut costs. The recent “Automotive Supplier Barometer”, released in May by the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA), a North American supplier group, reveals significant improvements in production capacity ...

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    Ryder wins Delphi award amid growing business strength


    Delphi, the US-based tier one supplier, has given Ryder System a 2010 Above & Beyond Award for services in supply chain management and logistics. The award, established in 2007 and presented annually, recognises Delphi suppliers for special service events that went beyond contractual obligations during the 2009 calendar year. Ryder ...

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    Who is the greenest of them all?


    The jury is still out on whether or not the automotive logistics sector is really going to make carbon emissions a definable KPI ahead of government regulation. But as Maxine Elkin discovers, companies at least have plenty to talk aboutWe keep being told that carbon management will become a part ...

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    Logistics providers celebrated in supplier awards


    Logistics providers were once again among the 76 recipients of the GM Supplier of the Year awards held at the GM Design Dome in Warren, Michigan last Thursday. ECM (Vehicle Delivery Service), FedEx, Grimaldi, Höegh, K-Line, Ryder and TMS were among those recognised. “The Supplier of the Year award is ...

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    Toyota recall reveals need for visibility


    Toyota’s recall of millions of vehicles in North America, Europe and China because of accelerator pedals that may stick is a complex and expensive logistics operation, with expedited replacements and repair parts shipped to factories and dealers. But logistics might be the least of Toyota’s supply chain management problems, as ...

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    Track & trace: do we need the ‘next best thing’?


    The automotive industry has been talking up the potential of RFID for decades, but with budgets strapped, there appears to be no rush to bin the barcodeAuto's enduring affair with the barcodeRFID still only used in fragmentsTrack what is sensibleThe future is now... or soonAt the end of the production ...

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    GM revises pay plan for suppliers


    From 1 November this year GM will start paying its parts and logistics service providers every week rather than every 47 days in a move to improve the company’s cash flow and better support struggling suppliers. Many suppliers awaiting payment have been forced to rely on credit lines to cover ...

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    Executives on the move


    Ceva Logistics has appointed Caio Najm (pictured) as general director in Brazil, replacing Giuseppe De Vincenzo, who leaves Ceva Brazil after six years to pursue a new role with Ceva outside the country. Najm has more than 25 years of experience, having worked in companies including Compañia Transportadora, Coml. Translor ...

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    US 3PLs could see light in 2010


    While 2009 will be the first year since at least 1996 that the US third-party logistics (3PL) market will contract, 2010 could signal a fairly strong return to growth, according to a report, “Who’s Who in Logistics and Supply Chain Management”, by Armstrong & Associates, a US-based consultancy. In ...

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    Mazda expands contract with Ryder in Mexico


    Mazda North American Operations is expanding its contract with logistics provider Ryder for the distribution of parts throughout its Mexican dealership network. In a contract that will run up to October 2011, Ryder will pick up parts from Mazda’s distribution centre in Olive Branch, Mississippi and take them across the ...

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    GM puts the squeeze on suppliers


    Once the biggest carmaker in the world, on Monday General Motors became the biggest-ever bankruptcy case filing for a US industrial company. The bankruptcy follows unprecedented sales declines in the US market, of which GM was hit particularly hard. The company has had losses over the last four years totalling ...

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    Nissan chooses NYK for inbound supply


    NYK Logistics has been awarded a new two-year contract by Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) for inbound logistics services to its plant in Sunderland to support production of the Micra, Note and Qashqai. The contract was previously held by Ryder. NYK will deliver nearly 800 different parts to the plant, from ...

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    Logistics executives on the move


    Schenker Deutschland has appointed Dr Michael Kluger (pictured) as Member of the Management Board for Contract Logistics. Dr Kluger, who was most recently Group Director of Business Development at contract logistics provider Fiege Group, has also worked for Ford as Manager of Inbound Material Flow and Logistics Europe, and for ...

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    Key executives on the move


    Dr Karl Sommer is the new head of logistics at BMW. Johan Schuberthan has also moved back to the logistics department and will now report to Dr Sommer. In a separate move, Ralf Hattler (pictured) has moved to purchasing for the company. Paul Tay has been appointed as Vice President ...

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    Key executive news


    Captain Sam Judah, Managing Director of the UK’s terminal operator GBA Group (pictured), has been awarded an MBE for “Services to Business and to the Community in the East Riding of Yorkshire”.Following his 17-year career at sea, Captain Judah has spent 22 years working within the ports and terminals industry, ...

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    Ryder slashes automotive business


    By the end of 2009 Ryder will have pulled out of nearly half its automotive operations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Europe and severely cut automotive-related activity in North America, putting more than 3,000 jobs on the line. The logistics and supply chain leader has announced a number of “strategic ...

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    Key executives on the move


    There have been some big names changing places in automotive logistics recently, with appointments at Ceva, Ryder System, APL and Kuehne + Nagel. At Kuehne + Nagel, Tobias Jerschke (pictured) has taken over responsibility for the company’s operations in Poland. He was most recently Director for Sales & Marketing in ...

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    Ryder celebrates its 75th anniversary


    Ryder System has celebrated 75 years in the transport and supply chain business at its headquarters in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Ryder Chairman and CEO Greg Swienton (pictured) was joined by 800 guests, including a host of dignitaries that included Former Florida governor Jeb Bush and Miami Dolphins player Nat Moore. ...