OREANDA-NEWS. September 16, 2016. Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, today announced that it will be the premier sponsor of the 17th annual Automotive Logistics Global conference, which will be held September 20-22, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Mich. Ryder Chairman and CEO

Robert Sanchez will be a keynote speaker at the Ryder-hosted Automotive Logistics Global gala dinner, where he will deliver a presentation on the next wave of disruption, spotlighting the different macro trends and industry disruptors affecting fleets and supply chains today. Additional Ryder guest speakers will include Vice President of Supply Chain Excellence

Gary Allen and Vice President of International Supply Chain Solutions

Gene Sevilla.

The session titled Dude, Wheres My Part, which will be held on September 21 at 11:15 a.m., will include a presentation from Mr. Allen that will follow the global journey of an automotive part. The session will also take a look at supply chain visibility, risk management, and ways to identify and reduce waste. Mr. Sevilla will present at a session titled Making the Right Decisions about Mexico on September 21 at 4 p.m. The presentation will explore the important challenges and opportunities presented by a growing marketplace in Mexico and the disruptive influence it has on U.S. logistics.

Ryder, which has served the automotive industry for over 40 years, is the largest automotive lead logistics provider supporting operations of the worlds leading OEMs and their suppliers across North America. Ryder has been the premier sponsor of the Automotive Logistics Global Conference since its inception in 2000.

The Automotive Global Logistics conference truly is the ideal meeting place for industry executives, from car makers to service providers, said

Darcee Scavone, VP & GM of Automotive, Aerospace & Industrial Operations, Ryder. Ryder takes great pleasure in sponsoring the event each year and having the opportunity to share its deep industry knowledge and expertise, as well as gain valuable insights from others in the automotive logistics industry.

To register for the Automotive Global Logistics conference, click here.

About Ryder

Ryder is a FORTUNE 500 commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions company. Ryders stock (NYSE:R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poors 500 Index. Ryder has been named among FORTUNEs Worlds 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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