Ryder ranks No. 25 on Informationweek 500 list

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Ryder System recently announced that it ranked 25th on the 2007 InformationWeek 500. The ranking was revealed recently at a gala awards ceremony, part of the exclusive InformationWeek 500 conference in Tucson, Ariz. Ryder also ranked second among its peers in the transportation and logistics category. In 2006, Ryder was ranked 41st overall and fifth in its industry category.

“Ryder is pleased to be recognized by InformationWeek for the ninth consecutive year for our leadership and innovation-providing technology solutions for the transportation and supply chain industries,” says Dr. Kevin Bott, senior vice president and chief information officer for Miami-based Ryder. “I am proud of our IT team around the world. Their dedication and commitment to driving process improvements and value throughout our customers’ supply chains has contributed to our ranking. We thank InformationWeek for this outstanding honor.”

As part of the survey for the ranking, InformationWeek evaluated two Ryder technology initiatives that were deemed innovative while delivering business value and improving productivity:

  • The first was Ryder’s use of telematics technology, RydeSmart, an onboard wireless communications system designed to improve vehicle uptime, driver efficiency, highway safety, cargo security and real-time tracking of customer fleet operations; and
  • The second initiative was the creation of a new “purpose-built” delivery system for which Ryder designed and operated customized information technology systems intended to provide order visibility, transportation management, inventory management, order-to-cash delivery process, and vehicle and facility security. Ryder also engineered the entire integration of this technology.