YRC Worldwide Inc. announced Friday, Aug. 28, that in response to changes in supplier delivery requirements by major retailers, it has expanded window delivery capabilities across all of its transportation companies. The suite of flexible “guaranteed window” solutions is designed to help retail suppliers avoid costly chargebacks when precise delivery windows are not met. The services also help retailers accurately project and accept delivery of merchandise into their distribution centers, warehouses and stores.
YRC Inc., the largest transportation unit of YRC Worldwide, offers a standard or guaranteed Multiday Window delivery service across all of North America. The company began the service offering through Roadway in 2004 and Yellow Transportation in 2008. Now available through YRC Inc., the service is a cost-effective choice for retail suppliers looking to meet new delivery windows, according to YRC Worldwide.
“We continue to see a rise in the number of major retailers implementing ‘must arrive by date’ (MABD) and delivery window supplier requirements,” says John Garcia, executive vice president and chief sales officer for YRC Worldwide, based in Overland Park, Kan. “With our recent portfolio expansions, all YRC Worldwide companies offer solutions that precisely address delivery window needs, providing our customers with unmatched flexibility and reliability.”
Holland began offering retail suppliers in the Central U.S. single-hour, multi-hour, single-day and multi-day delivery window capabilities in January, and Reddaway introduced the same capabilities to regional customers located in the West in May. New Penn also offers guaranteed window options to customers located in the Northeast.
“With weak demand and low inventories, businesses don’t have multiple chances to get the right product in front of the right customer, especially during the peak fall season,” Garcia says. “Our experienced service professionals understand that now — more than ever — supply chain predictability and retail scorecard performance metrics are critical.”