Supply Chain Solutions

Execution and innovation is what we do.

Ryder’s Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) business segment provides market proven expertise to increase efficiency for companies in targeted industries, including consumer packaged goods (CPG), retail, automotive and high-tech. Business leaders rely on Ryder’s deep expertise in areas such as integrated logistics, warehousing, distribution, transportation management and Ryder Dedicated. In each of these solutions, Ryder distinguishes itself through its deep industry knowledge, commitment to lean guiding principles and providing the best execution.

Primary Services

  • Integrated Logistics provides customers with a one-stop resource for comprehensive transportation and distribution management, network design, origin/destination services and inbound manufacturing solutions. Ryder’s integrated logistics offerings enable clients to improve their customer service, upgrade process efficiencies, control costs and streamline operations. As a result, customers save valuable time and resources, and can focus on their core business.
  • Warehousing & Distribution encompasses services ranging from locating a site for a customer’s distribution center and designing a warehouse layout to establishing processes and performance metrics, and hiring and training staff. Our comprehensive suite of warehousing and distribution management services includes cross docking, reverse-logistics (i.e. returns), inventory management, packaging and other value-added services. We keep customers’ products moving, monitor and maintain their inventories accurately and lower costs.
  • Transportation Management provides customers with the visibility and execution needed to optimize efficiency across all modes of transportation. We manage more than $4 billion in annual freight spend and nine million shipments through a network of over 1,800 carriers. Shipment planning and execution, and mode optimization services provide shippers with the most cost-effective transportation solution available to meet our customers’ delivery requirements.
  • Ryder Dedicated is a turnkey solution that combines drivers, vehicles, maintenance, routing and scheduling, as well as managerial and administrative support. Ryder Dedicated transportation solutions are customized to meet the unique business requirements of our customers including specialized product handling, performance of value-added services at the point of delivery, complex routing and rigorous service agreements.

2012 Progress & Beyond

In 2012, SCS posted record revenue and pre-tax earnings as operating revenue1 increased by 5% while pre-tax profits grew 10%. SCS finished the year strong with record fourth quarter new sales and the majority of growth coming from customers new to outsourcing. Operating revenue for dedicated services grew 11% for the year.

Central to overall growth in SCS is Ryder’s focus on delivering the best in execution. This focus has translated into new business from longstanding customers in industries where we have ongoing, profitable relationships. We also continue to develop new offerings to expand and deepen our relationships in targeted industry segments, such as retail and CPG. CPG is now our largest industry segment, following the 2010 acquisition of Total Logistic Control, and Ryder is quickly becoming a major force in that market.

Ryder Dedicated is targeting growth by providing value-added, specialized services for our customers and through continued collaboration with other Ryder capabilities such as Transportation Management. Ryder Dedicated is enhancing its appeal by making its solutions more flexible and by highlighting to existing and prospective customers that we can serve as their transportation department.

With our continued commitment to providing the best execution, we are confident that our new initiatives, heightened capabilities and improved services will translate to strong growth opportunities over the next several years.

(1) SCS operating revenue represents a non-GAAP financial measure – for details of this measure and a reconciliation to the GAAP measure, SCS total revenue, please refer to Item 7 – Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations under the “Full Year Operating Results by Business Segment” discussion, which is contained in our 2012 Annual Report on Form 10-K. The Annual Report can be accessed by clicking here and is also available in the Investors area of our website at investors.ryder.com.