Ryder honored by GM as 2005 Supplier of the Year

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Ryder System, a global provider of supply chain, warehousing and transportation management solutions, has announced it was named as a General Motors Supplier of the Year for its overall business performance in providing GM with world-class parts and services. The award was given during ceremonies Saturday, April 29 at GM’s Vehicle Engineering Center at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Mich.

“We consider Ryder to be a role model for all suppliers,” says Bo Andersson, GM’s vice president of global purchasing and supply chain. “They are recognized as a GM Supplier of the Year because they exceeded our expectations in 2005. Ryder is one of the best in the world, and we thank them for their hard work and commitment to helping make GM vehicles the best in the world.”

The GM Supplier of the Year award began as a global program in 1992. Winners are selected by a global team of executives from purchasing, engineering, manufacturing and logistics who base their decisions on supplier performance in quality, service, technology and price. This year, General Motors honored 85 suppliers for their outstanding performance throughout 2005.

“Ryder is honored to once again be recognized as a Supplier of the Year by GM,” says Vicki O’Meara, president of U.S. supply chain solutions for Miami-based Ryder. “Ryder is proud to be a part of GM’s quality reputation and success globally, and we look forward to continuing our long-standing relationship.”