Mazda North American Operations (MNAO), is extending and expanding its contract with Ryder System Inc. for the distribution management of auto parts throughout its Mexico network of dealers. Under the expansion, Ryder will manage cross-border transportation of Mazda parts into Mexico and distribution to all Mazda dealers in Mexico. The extended contract will run through October 2011.
“Ryder’s team has consistently demonstrated its ability to drive process improvements throughout our operations, both in the US and Mexico,” said Bobbie Rooney, manager of transportation and logistics for Mazda. "The decision to continue and expand our relationship with Ryder in Mexico is based on their ability to provide the services with speed and reliability at the lowest cost.”
Ryder has provided distribution services to Mazda in the US since 1991 and in Mexico since 2005. Over the years, as Mazda’s dealer network in Mexico has grown, delivery frequencies and the need for dedicated routes have increased, says Ryder. Under the new contract, Ryder will handle distribution of parts from Mazda’s Distribution Center in Olive Branch, MS, to Ryder’s cross dock in Monterrey, Mexico, and then through to delivery at all of Mazda’s dealers in Mexico.
“Our goal is to simplify Mazda’s parts operations and improve our responsiveness in serving their trade partners and consumers,” said Jorge Salas, director of cross-border and automotive operations for Ryder.
Headquartered in Irvine, CA, Mazda North American Operations oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico through more than 850 dealers. Operations in Canada are managed by Mazda Canada Inc., located in Ontario, Canada, and in Mexico by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.