ATCHISON, KAS. — MGP Ingredients, Inc. has formed a transportation management partnership with Ryan Transportation Service, Lenexa, Kas., under which Ryan Transportation will assume a lead logistics role in managing all truck and rail carriers in servicing MGPI’s North American customers, as well as ensuring the delivery performance for the company's inbound materials.

“Ryan Transportation provides the best resources to enhance our abilities to deliver superior services to our customers, while also increasing our logistics capabilities and efficiencies,” said Cheryl Harrity, corporate director of supply chain for MGPI. “We are very pleased to begin this relationship with such a well established and proven expert in this field. The MGPI-Ryan Transportation team will continue to collaborate on innovation and effectiveness in the distribution of our products to our valued customers in the consumer packaged goods industry.”

Jeff Henderson, vice-president of Ryan Transportation, added, “We are very excited to partner with MGP Ingredients as their new transportation management provider. MGP Ingredients has a unique combination of needs spanning multiple modes and facilities. Our technology, in combination with (Quality Transportation Services), will provide MGPI with dedicated service across all modes of transportation. Most importantly, this partnership will allow MGPI to achieve their best-in-class customer service goals and continuous improvement initiatives.”