Late afternoon on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, a customer assigned YRC Freight a project to move Black Friday replenishment inventory of its exercise apparel as quickly as possible directly to 286 stores in a leading U.S. retailer’s chain… no delivery appointments needed.

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Challenge

  • Staffing levels were reduced at the customer’s operations and ours because of the holiday.
  • Shipment pickups in Ontario, Calif., would last well into the night, missing final commercial flights and all cargo flights.
  • Shipment cartons were not ready to ship out.

Solution

The customer selected YRC Freight Time-Critical™ service for the guaranteed speed of delivery.

  • All shipments were picked up by Wednesday night.
  • Cartons were sorted, segregated and built into skids based on the destination, an activity that took all Thanksgiving Day.
  • Shipments moved by cargo air, commercial air and expedited ground.

Results

  • Complete customer satisfaction and appreciation!
  • Deliveries began arriving on Saturday, and all shipments were in place by Monday.
  • 16,538 cartons delivered directly to 286 retail stores in 29 different markets, including Alaska.

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