Dayco Expands Core Product Line, Implements ‘Top Movers’ Plan

Dayco Unveils ‘Top Movers’ Initiative

The initiative will ensure that Dayco’s top high-volume part numbers are always in stock for distributors.

Dayco announced that the company is taking steps “to become the preferred solution provider for front-end-drive-system components.”

With 140 part numbers being introduced in the coming months as well as a strategic effort to have specific top-selling parts guaranteed in stock, Dayco is focused on ensuring coverage is readily available for popular vehicle makes and models, the company said. 

The “Top Movers” project will ensure that Dayco’s top high-volume part numbers are always in stock for distributors. The operations team is enhancing Dayco’s warehouse-management system by creating a new safety-stock policy as well as consolidating different orders to the same shipment, reducing complexity, costs and order cycle times, according to the company.

“We have the right team in place to help us re-establish our position in the market,” said Tom Tecklenburg, VP of Dayco N.A. Aftermarket. “Our key focus this past year has been on improving our fill rates and analyzing any possible gaps in our core product offerings – belts, kits and components. The Top Movers initiative and new coverage we’re introducing build on a commitment to our customers to help drive sales among the shops they serve, and to ensure top movers are always available so we can deliver the right part at the right time.”

The initiative also includes bringing to market 140 new part numbers during Q1 2024. Dayco’s line of light-duty serpentine-belt kits will grow by eight part numbers, for a total of 105 SKUs, focusing on high-VIO applications including popular last-mile delivery fleet vehicles.

Timing-chain kits will increase by nine SKUs. Serpentine belts will increase by 4 SKUs for an increase in VIO coverage of 2.3 million.

In addition, Dayco is launching more than 40 SKUs for tensioners, water pumps and pulley to enhance coverage for fast-moving applications.

Hoses also continue to see line adjustments, with 80 SKUs launching in 2023 for an additional 54 million in VIO coverage. The line includes two new branched hoses for super-duty Ford diesel trucks.

For additional details, distributors should contact their Dayco sales representative.

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