Archive for Guest Commentary – Ryder

Guest Commentary: Have You Black-Friday-Proofed Your Supply Chain?

It’s a rite of passage for the most serious of shoppers. Black Friday. It conjures up images of long lines of intrepid bargain-hunters camped out overnight. Stampedes when the doors open. And frenzied crowds ready to drop-kick their way to door-busting prices on the year’s hottest products. Aside from the sheer entertainment (or blood sport) […]

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Guest Commentary: Dedicated Fleet and Common Carrier Network: A Match Made in Heaven?

When it comes to your transportation capacity and network, making sure you have the drivers, capacity and on-time delivery performance you need often comes down to an essential, but often-overlooked element: collaboration. Given a steadily recovering economy, growing demand, an increasingly complex regulatory environment, intensifying driver shortage and capacity constraints, being proactive and willing to […]

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Guest Commentary: The Next Big Thing in Manufacturing? On-shoring

Few of us could have imagined that when Dorothy Gale of Wizard of Oz fame clicked her ruby slippers three times and uttered the iconic phrase “There’s no place like home,” she was on to something. Especially when it comes to the nitty-gritty, high-stakes world of manufacturing. Rewind 15 or 20 years. Offshoring was all […]

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Guest Commentary: 5 Ways to Increase Employee Participation in Continuous Improvement Programs

Getting buy in from employees can be difficult when implementing continuous improvement programs. Employees are often hesitant to change because of the uncertainty on how it might affect them. Getting employees to support the new direction can take time and effort. So what is the best way to increase employee participation in continuous improvement programs? […]

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