OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- YRC Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq: YRCW) announced today that the company has been named a recipient of the 2010 CIO 100 award by CIO magazine. The 23rd annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT).
YRC Worldwide was honored by CIO magazine for the company's integration and systems migration of Yellow Transportation and Roadway Express into YRC. Combining the strengths of Yellow and Roadway through the integration of networks, services and capabilities required the largest technology migration in the history of the transportation and supply chain industry.
"Our team is dedicated to creating an exceptional customer experience. Accelerating our business leadership through technology leadership is an important part of delivering on our commitment to customers," said Mike Naatz, president-Customer Care Division and chief customer officer-YRC Worldwide. "Receiving this honor again this year recognizes the outcome and significant value of successful business and IT collaboration at YRC Worldwide."
The primary business goal of the project has resulted in increased operational effectiveness and margins; improvements to the industry value chain; globalization and supply chain efficiency.
"The IT team at YRC Worldwide managed to do what no one had done before: a complete and successful migration of all systems between two huge transportation providers. And it was accomplished in a very compressed amount of time," added Naatz.
The comprehensive business integration included:
- New use of existing technology to minimize disruptions and ease the transition
- Migration of all systems, data, and processes, including custom applications
- Innovative use of team resources to prepare for the transition and deal with challenges that inevitably arose during the integration process
"This year's CIO 100 awards draws well-deserved attention to companies that are not only innovating with IT but creating genuine business value as well," said Maryfran Johnson, editor in chief of CIO magazine & Events. "These winning companies and their IT organizations are an inspiration to businesses everywhere."
The 2010 CIO 100 awards will be presented at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Cal., on Aug. 24 at the conclusion of the 12th annual CIO 100 Symposium® and Awards Ceremony.
Complete coverage of the 2010 CIO 100 awards will be available online at www.cio.com on June 1, and in the Aug. 1 issue of CIO magazine.
About YRC Worldwide
YRC Worldwide Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., is one of the largest transportation and logistics service providers in the world and the holding company for a portfolio of brands including YRC, YRC Reimer, YRC Glen Moore, YRC Logistics, New Penn, Holland and Reddaway. YRC Worldwide has the largest, most comprehensive network in North America with local, regional, national and international capabilities. Through its team of experienced service professionals, YRC Worldwide offers industry-leading expertise in heavyweight shipments and flexible supply chain solutions, ensuring customers can ship industrial, commercial and retail goods with confidence. Please visit www.yrcw.com for more information.
About CIO Magazine
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