Ryder Supply Chain Executives to Speak at Packaging Design Conference

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MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ryder System, Inc.(NYSE: R), a leader in commercial transportation and supply chain management solutions, announced today thatMichael Rackley, Sr. Director, Product Completion, andBarry McNulty, Director, Business Development, will be speaking at thePackaging Design ConferenceonSeptember 26atThe Field MuseuminChicago, IL.Mr. Rackley’s and Mr. McNulty’s presentation is titled “Product Optimization: Streamlining the Production Process and Controlling Costs throughout the Packaging Life-Cycle.” The presentation will take place at10:00 a.m.and will cover topics such as:

  • Linking brand image, design, and manufacturing to optimize total delivered cost;
  • Examining the value of integrating packaging, product/retail configuration, and logistics to achieve year-over-year savings; and
  • Applying postponement strategies and LEAN cellular manufacturing to instill supply chain flexibility and agility to satisfy volatile consumer demand.

From design through delivery, Ryder offers state-of-the-art primary and secondary packaging facilities across North America. Combined with source-to-shelf services, Ryder offers unique packaging solutions to get customers’ products shelf-ready in the electronics, retail, food and beverage sectors. For more information about Ryder’s packaging solutions, visit http://www.ryder.com/supplychain_solutions_packaging.shtml.

The packaging conference, produced by Packaging Digest magazine and titled, Packaging Design 2012: Innovation from concept to consumer, will join the perspectives of packaging designers, manufacturers, and engineers in an effort to provide the industry with the best possible tools to effectively translate design concepts into manufacturing solutions.

About Ryder

Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions company. Ryder’s stock(NYSE: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 two 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.

About Packaging Design 2012

The Packaging Design 2012 conference, being held September 25-26, 2012 at the Field Museum in Chicago, is bringing together top brands, packaging designers, manufacturers, and engineers in a first ever, expert-led conference focused on packaging design solutions from concept to consumer. This event is produced by Packaging Digest magazine.

 

Source:Ryder System, Inc.