Chrysler Mexico Selects Ryder for Cross Dock Operation in Altamira, Mexico
Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R) , a leader in commercial fleet management and supply chain solutions, announced today it has been selected by Chrysler de Mexico to manage a cross dock operation at the Port of Altamira, feeding parts from an overseas supplier to Chrysler’s manufacturing assembly plant in Mexico. Ryder is responsible for receiving sea containers from two Italian consolidation centers, facilitating the customs process and transloading the shipments into trailers for delivery to the plant. Ryder uses its engineering expertise to optimize the trailer loads, resulting in reduced transportation spend for Chrysler. Ryder’s services are supported by an EDI technology that connects Ryder, Chrysler, and the supplier. This system enables Ryder to seamlessly share information with customs brokers, transportation partners, and the Chrysler assembly plant, improving visibility and ensuring quality, timely delivery.
“We are honored that Chrysler has once again entrusted us with their business, and appreciate the long-standing and successful relationship we’ve had with them for more than 10 years,” said Gene Sevilla, Vice President of Ryder International Supply Chain Solutions. “This latest operation is another way we are helping Chrysler improve visibility and drive efficiencies in their supply chain.”
Ryder’s cross docking solution keeps products moving by synchronizing inbound and outbound shipping activities so that products flow directly from receiving to shipping. As a result, customers can reduce both distribution and transportation costs.
“We are pleased to work again with Ryder as we know the way they operate and the commitment they have in delivering the best service,” said Mercedes Figueroa, Head of Logistics and Customs for Chrysler Mexico.
Ryder Mexico provides comprehensive logistics and supply chain management solutions to companies with operations in Mexico. Ryder Mexico manages more than 3.1 million square feet of warehouse and more than 3.7 million square feet of yard space in Mexico and handles more than 3,000 cross-border freight movements between the U.S. and Mexico a week. Globally, the Ryder Supply Chain Solutions business segment manages approximately 35 million square feet of warehouse space and contracts with more than 1,700 carriers in all modes of transportation in the markets it serves. Ryder has partnered with Mexican carriers since it first began operating in Mexico in 1994 and this year celebrates its twentieth anniversary.
Ryder is a FORTUNE 500(R) commercial fleet 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. 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 Disaster Responder 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 Chrysler de Mexico
Chrysler de Mexico was established in 1938 and has its headquarters in Santa Fe. It has 7 plants located in Toluca and Saltillo, and one automotive engineering center located in Mexico City. Facilities include: Toluca Assembly Plant, Toluca Stamping Plant, Saltillo Truck Assembly Plant, Saltillo Engine Plant Ramos Arizpe, Saltillo Stamping Plant, Saltillo South Engine Plant, and Saltillo Van Assembly Plant. Since 2009, Chrysler de Mexico has been implementing World Class Manufacturing (WCM)-a production methodology designed to reduce waste-that has increased productivity, and has restored dignity to the employees in all of its plants. The Toluca Complex provides body panels and final assembly for Dodge Journey, Fiat 500, and Fiat Freemont. The Saltillo facilities manufacture the 5.7-liter V-8 HEMI(R) engine, 6.2-liter V-8 HEMI, 6.4-liter V-8 HEMI engine, 2.4-liter Tigershark and 3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar engine. They also build the Ram 1500, the Ram 2500/3500, the Ram Mega Cab, the Ram 3500 Chassis Cab, the Ram 4500/5500, Ram Promaster and the DX Chassis Cab (Mexican market) plus related body panels. The Chrysler Automotive Engineering Center was created to develop, evaluate, and test new vehicles to ensure they satisfy government requirements. The Engineering Center includes vehicle testing facilities, pollution/emission labs, material engineering, metrology, and engine & transmission dynamometers. Additional information and news from Chrysler de Mexico is available at http://www.chryslerdemexico.com.mx/ Twitter Facebook
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