iGPS selects Ryder for supply chain services

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Intelligent Global Pooling Systems, operator of an RFID-tagged all-plastic pallet pool, has announced that it has selected Ryder System — a provider of supply chain, warehousing and transportation management solutions — as its supply chain logistics partner.

“At iGPS, we partner with best-of-breed providers, and Ryder’s world-class infrastructure, sophisticated carrier management information system and knowledge of logistics and transportation solutions will drive improvements and transportation efficiencies throughout the supply chain while ensuring quality customer service,” says Bob Moore, chief executive officer of Orlando, Fla.-based iGPS. “Solidifying this long-term relationship ensures that our logistics operations are handled by experts who are committed to providing our customers with the timely and efficient delivery of pallets to meet their supply chain needs. This class of capability did not exist just a few years ago.”

Under the contract, Ryder will provide distribution and RFID tracking for as many as 60 million pallets annually to iGPS customers throughout North America. Ryder will develop and manage a Web-based transportation and procurement solution based on iGPS’ business parameters to optimize the inbound and outbound network of transportation carriers supporting the company’s North American operations. Additionally, Ryder will provide on-site management, procurement of transportation, routing instructions, compliance management and freight bill audit and payment.

“The industrial sector has been asking for a more cost-effective pallet option for tracking and shipping,” says Vicki O’Meara, president of U.S. supply chain solutions for Miami-based Ryder. “Ryder is extremely pleased to have this opportunity to work with industry veterans Bob Moore and Rex Lowe to help lead this innovative shift from wood to plastic throughout the global supply chain. We are confident that our experience with logistics and RFID technology will add value to the iGPS operations, and we look forward to a long and prosperous partnership with Bob and his team.”