Kaizen Challenge Award Recognizes Continuous Improvement

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- YRC Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq: YRCW) announced that it has earned a Kaizen Challenge Award for continuous improvement from Toyota North American Parts Organization (NAPO) for the second consecutive year. Toyota NAPO announced the 2008 award winners during its annual logistics provider meeting on July 7, 2009.

Kaizen, which means continuous improvement in Japanese, is an integral component of the Toyota Production System (TPS). To encourage its suppliers to embrace the same standards, Toyota created the Kaizen Challenge Award. All preferred suppliers are considered for the award. The award recipients are the suppliers that most effectively used Kaizen principles in helping Toyota address its supply-chain challenges
YRC Worldwide Earns Honor from Toyota NAPO