Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, today announced that Ryder will be the Premier Sponsor of the Automotive Logistics Supply Chain Conference , held in Georgia at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead, from May 8-10. Additionally, Mel Kirk, Ryder SVP and CIO and Scott Perry, Ryder Chief Technology and Procurement Officer will each present at conference sessions held on Tuesday, May 9. This year's conference theme "Through Silicon Valley Eyes" will focus on the importance of seeking out new ways to address old problems and turning traditional supply chain thinking on its head to transform efficiency.

Mr. Perry will be a speaker at the conference's opening session, which will focus on how the car industry will develop in the next decade, as well as outline where the inbound automotive parts sector is really heading and what companies should be doing about it. Mr. Kirk will present at the session titled "Brain over brawn - why smarter thinking will dominate tomorrow's supply chains." Attendees will have the opportunity to develop a clear understanding of what carmakers are looking for from their suppliers and logistics providers in terms of smarter approaches and how inbound and parts supply chains should deliver it.

Ryder is the leader in logistics solutions for the automotive industry and has operated behind the scenes for 50 years, helping the world's top manufacturers improve speed to market and reduce costs. The Company implemented North America's first large scale just-in-time supply delivery system supporting a state-of-the-art automotive manufacturing plant. To learn more about Ryder's automotive supply chain solutions capabilities, click here.

The Supply Chain Conference, now in its second year, provides OEMs, service providers, infrastructure operators, and technology solutions suppliers the opportunity to come together to discuss the best ways to take advantage and streamline inbound automotive logistics networks. To register to attend, click here.

About Ryder

Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions company. Ryder's stock (NYSE:R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. Ryder has been named among FORTUNE's World's Most Admired Companies, and has been recognized for its industry-leading practices in third-party logistics, environmentally-friendly fleet and supply chain solutions, and world-class safety and security programs. The Company 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 our Online Newsroom and social media pages: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

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