Ryder System Inc. recently announced that it has been awarded a multiyear contract to manage distribution centers for Eastman Kodak Co. Under the contract, Ryder will assume five of Kodak’s U.S. distribution centers to manage the inbound and outbound flow of the company’s line of photo processing chemicals and single-use cameras, digital imaging equipment, photographic film, commercial printing consumables, printing plates and paper.
Services provided by Ryder include inventory management, warehousing, environmental management, assembly and kitting, and a customized warehouse management system. “This effort is part of a larger initiative to optimize supply chain processes,” says Linda Valimahomed, Kodak’s manager of Americas Logistics. “We have selected Ryder as our partner based on its expertise and consistency implementing logistics operations of the highest standards.”
“Ryder is honored to work with Kodak and looks forward to extending their industry leadership by enhancing the company’s demand-driven supply chain mode,” says Tom Jones, senior vice president and general manager of U.S. supply chain solutions for Miami-based Ryder.