Ryder Supply Chain Executive to Present at 'Sustainability in Packaging' Conference


Ryder Supply Chain Executive to Present at 'Sustainability in Packaging' Conference

Ryder Will Highlight Strategies for Controlling Costs throughout Packaging Lifecycle

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ryder System, Inc., (NYS: R) , a leader in supply chain, warehousing, and transportation management solutions, today announced that Keli Parker-Schneider, Senior Global Director of New Products and Services for Ryder Supply Chain Solutions, will be a featured speaker at Sustainability in Packaging 2013, a comprehensive and in-depth conference on sustainable packaging that is expected to gather more than 300 senior executives and sustainability professionals March 13-15, 2013, at the Omni ChampionsGate in Orlando, Fla. Mrs. Parker-Schneider will discuss strategies to optimize the production process and control costs throughout the packaging life-cycle on Wednesday, March 13, during Session Two.

Mrs. Parker-Schneider's presentation will examine the value of integrating packaging, product/retail configuration, and logistics to achieve year-over-year savings. She will offer suggestions on how to link brand image, design, and manufacturing to optimize total delivered cost and will show how applying postponement strategies and Lean cellular manufacturing can create supply chain flexibility and agility.

Ryder offers state-of-the-art primary and secondary packaging facilities for the food, beverage, hi-tech, consumer electronics, industrial, and automotive industries in many U.S. markets. Ryder's design and implementation capabilities are offered in both turnkey and adaptable formats. Combined with the company's source-to-shelf services, Ryder offers unique packaging solutions to help customers get their products where they need them, when they need them.

About Ryder

Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions company. Ryder's stock (NYS: R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. Inbound Logistics magazine has recognized Ryder as a top third party logistics provider and green supply chain partner. Ryder has also been ranked three years in a row as one of the top 250 U.S. companies in the Newsweek Green Rankings. In addition, Security Magazine has named Ryder one of the top companies for security practices in the transportation, logistics, supply chain, and warehousing sector. Ryder is a proud member of the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program, supporting national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts. For more information, visit www.ryder.com and follow us on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:Certain statements and information included in this news releaseare "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Federal Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.These forward-looking statements are based on our current plans and expectations and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions.Accordingly, these forward-looking statements should be evaluated with consideration given to the many risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements including those risks set forth in our periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.New risks emerge from time to time.It is not possible for management to predict all such risk factors or to assess the impact of such risks on our business.Accordingly, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Ryder System, Inc.
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