Ryder System Inc. received Delphi’s 2010 Above & Beyond Award, one of the Pinnacle Family of Awards. The award, established in 2007 and presented annually, recognizes Delphi suppliers for special service events that went beyond contractual obligations during the 2009 calendar year. Only 10 suppliers from five countries were recognized by Delphi with the 2010 Above & Beyond Award.
Throughout 2009, Ryder participated in cost-down and ongoing continuous improvement projects at its crossdocks in Laredo and El Paso, Texas, as part of its work with Delphi. Ryder provides crossdock services for Delphi material going to and from manufacturing plants in Mexico. Examples of initiatives included implementing audits for the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), reducing personnel charges and developing a system to return and reuse freight packing materials. Ryder also provides design and execution activities for Delphi’s North American network.
“We are honored to receive this award from Delphi,” says Tom Jones, senior vice president and general manager of U.S. Supply Chain Solutions for Ryder, based in Miami. “Delphi’s management has a clear vision of what they want out of their network, and this has allowed us to work with them in the development of one of the most predictable and disciplined networks we manage. Because of their vision, every year we continue to focus on ways to improve the flow and cost associated with the management of their material flow.”