Ryder is Given Top Honors for Consistently Delivering Outstanding Results
MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ryder System, Inc.(NYSE: R), a leader in commercial transportation and supply chain management solutions, today announced it has received the 2011 Domino’s Pizza Supplier of the Year Award. The award was presented at Domino’s recent annual supplier meeting held at the Mirage inLas Vegas. Domino’s “ESP” program (Excellence through Supplier Partnerships) is a supply chain management program that develops relationships through a “360-Degree” performance evaluation process that promotes communication and continuous improvement between Domino’s and its suppliers. Domino’s has over 100 suppliers system-wide, and this year, nine suppliers were recognized for Partner, Teamwork, and Innovation, with Ryder receiving top honors as Domino’s 2011 Supplier of the Year.
“We pride ourselves on our commitment to customer service, operational execution, safety, and expertise with emerging technology in equipment,” said Ryder President of Global Fleet Management Solutions,Dennis Cooke. “We are honored to be named Supplier of the Year by Domino’s and appreciate our long-standing partnership which continues to flourish after more than three decades.”
This is the 21st year Domino’s has been recognizing its partners with the Supply Partner Award. This award is given annually to a select group of partners who consistently deliver outstanding results in support of Domino’s operations. Selection of the winners is based on each partner’s performance in areas such as vehicle uptime, safety, problem-solving capabilities, damage prevention, and equipment availability, among others.
“Ryder has a long and proud history with Domino’s that is built on a strong partnership, dedication, and commitment to customer service,” saidJim Murabito, Vice President of Product Management, Domino’s Pizza. “Ryder consistently does whatever it takes to keep Domino’s on the road serving our customers’ needs. We are grateful for the relationship with Ryder and honored to name them Supplier of the Year.”
Ryder started doing business with Domino’s in 1978 with a lease contract for one refrigerated straight truck. Since that time, the relationship has grown, and in 2007, Ryder was awarded all of Domino’s leased transportation business, which includes a fleet of 213 tractors, 260 refrigerated trailers, and one refrigerated straight truck that services 18 Domino’s supply chain centers in the U.S. and two locations inCanada.
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Founded in 1960,Domino’s Pizzais the recognized world leader in pizza delivery. Domino’s is listed on theNYSEunder the symbol “DPZ.” As of the first quarter of 2012, through its global footprint primarily made up of locally-owned and operated franchises, Domino’s operated a network of 9,810 franchised and Company-owned stores inthe United Statesand over 70 international markets. During the first quarter of 2012, Domino’s had global retail sales of nearly$1.7 billion, comprised of over$830 milliondomestically and nearly$855 millioninternationally.Domino’s Pizzahad global retail sales of over$6.9 billionin 2011, comprised of over$3.4 billiondomestically and over$3.5 billioninternationally. InMay 2011, Pizza Today named Domino’s its “Chain of the Year” for the second straight year – making the company a three-time overall winner, and the first pizza delivery company to receive the honor in back-to-back years. In 2011, Domino’s was ranked #1 inForbes Magazine’s”Top 20 Franchises for the Money” list.
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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 included Ryder in its 2011 and 2010 “Green Partners” listing. 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.