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Ryder to Be Premier Sponsor of Automotive Logistics Global Conference

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MIAMI--September 18, 2013: Ryder System, Inc. , a leader in commercial transportation and supply chain management solutions, today announced it will be the premier sponsor of the 14th annual Automotive Logistics Global Conference, taking place September 24-26, 2013, at the MGM Grand in Detroit, Mich. On Wednesday, September 25, Jeff Kosloski, Ryder Group Director for Automotive Logistics, will be on a panel in workshop 3B - New North America Networks, which will discuss the effects of near-shoring and the development of manufacturing in Mexico on the supply chain. Additionally, Steve Dean, Ryder’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Supply Chain Solutions, will be presenting at the event’s gala dinner.

The two-day conference is a valuable meeting place for OEMs, tier suppliers, and logistics service providers of all types, offering networking, discussions, and learning in a business/social environment. Conference sessions will explore various topics such as: near-shoring and the development of manufacturing in Mexico, information technology’s effects on automotive logistics, and lean practices driving high quality and low cost. Along with expert presentations and interactive Q&A sessions, the conference will provide attendees with multiple opportunities to meet and do business.

Ryder has been the premier sponsor of the Automotive Logistics Global Conference since its inception in 2000. The event is a great opportunity for Ryder leaders to network with executives in the automotive industry and to further innovate the company’s robust automotive supply chain solutions. Ryder has served the automotive industry for over 40 years and is the largest automotive lead logistics provider supporting over 300 OEM and Tier 1 Assembly plants in North America.

In addition to Mr. Dean, the following Ryder executives will be in attendance: Tom Pettit, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Supply Chain Solutions; Dick Jennings, Vice President and General Manager of Automotive, Aerospace, and Industrials operations; Jeff Kosloski, Group Director of Automotive Logistics; and David Walby, Group Director of Sales and Marketing for Supply Chain Solutions.

Ryder Supply Chain Solutions is an end-to-end supply chain partner with 80 years of experience helping customers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Asia transform their supply chains by delivering the best in operational execution. Ryder provides a full range of services, from optimizing day-to-day logistics operations to synchronizing the supply of parts and finished goods with customer demand.