MIAMI, June 16, 2011 -- Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial transportation and supply chain management solutions, today announced it has received the 2010 Domino’s Supply Partner Award. The award was presented at Domino’s recent annual supplier meeting. 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. Ryder is one of only seven companies that were recognized with the 2010 Domino’s Supply Partner Award.
“We pride ourselves on our commitment to customer service, operational execution, safety, and expertise in the food and beverage sector,” said Robert Sanchez, President of Global Fleet Management Solutions, Ryder. “We are proud to be recognized by Domino’s for our commitment to transportation excellence and appreciate our long-standing partnership which continues to flourish after three decades.”
This is the 20th 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 is a very important partner of Domino’s who helps us to continually improve our business and supports our start-up operations in new markets,” said John Macksood, Executive Vice President of Supply Chain Services, Domino’s Pizza. “We appreciate all of their efforts and hard work, and value the successful, long-standing partnership that we have established over the years.”
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 in Canada.
About Domino's Pizza
Founded in 1960, Domino's Pizza is the recognized world leader in pizza delivery. Domino’s is listed on the NYSE under the symbol “DPZ.” As of the first quarter of 2011, through its primarily locally-owned and operated franchised system, Domino’s operated a network of 9,379 franchised and Company-owned stores in the United States and 70 international markets. During the first quarter of 2011, Domino’s had global retail sales of nearly $1.6 billion, comprised of nearly $815 million domestically and nearly $774 million internationally. Domino's Pizza had global retail sales of over $6.2 billion in 2010, comprised of over $3.3 billion domestically and over $2.9 billion internationally.
In May 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 in Forbes Magazine’s “Top 20 Franchises for the Money” list. Helped by the launch of its Domino's Smart Slice school lunch pizza in late 2010, Domino's is collaborating with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to serve healthier school foods and beverages in the United States. In late 2009, Domino’s debuted its “Inspired New Pizza” – a permanent change to its hand-tossed product, reinvented from the crust up.