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Menlo Logistics Keen to Build on 2014 Growth in South Asia

Regional Capacity, Service Investments Coupled with Branding Initiative that Position Leading Logistics Provider for Continued Growth, Accelerated Market Recognition

SINGAPORE and SAN FRANCISCO — Nov. 20, 2014 — Menlo Logistics, the US$1.5 billion global logistics and supply chain management subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), continues to experience significant growth in the South Asia region in 2014 and is targeting increasing its presence in Thailand and Malaysia, and adding to its portfolio supply chain services for two major new industries as key opportunities for 2015.

These and other developments, including the company’s recent rebranding initiative, were discussed today in a briefing for industry journalists hosted by Robert Bassett, Menlo’s vice president of marketing and sales, and Desmond Chan, Menlo’s Singapore-based managing director in South Asia.

“2014 has been an excellent year for Menlo in South Asia, where in the third quarter we experienced over 10 percent year-over-year growth,” said Mr. Bassett. “We’ve added 27 new projects so far this year and expanded our client base significantly, positioning us for a good start in 2015.”

The growth trend was supported by major investments in new state-of-the-art facilities — one in Singapore’s Benoi Sector as well as one in Shah Alam — Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — and another multi-client warehouse that opened in Lakrabang, Thailand. Collectively, the three new sites added 69,000 sq. meters of warehouse space across the region, bringing the total warehouse count for Menlo in South Asia to 35, and the total space under Menlo management to 392,000 sq. meters.

New Branding Initiative Supports Growth Objectives

Also supporting the company’s growth objectives is a branding initiative designed to better present Menlo’s capabilities and value to the market. Under this initiative, which followed nearly a year of research, the company in September globally refined its brand as Menlo Logistics, launched a new stand-alone website (www.menlologistics.com) and adopted a new brand tag line, “Customer Innovation,” which research showed more accurately represented the value attribute ranked most highly and often by Menlo’s customers.

“The benefits of the rebranding are easily measurable,” said Mr. Bassett. “We were able to refine and quantify our core strengths, and then present those solution capabilities to the market through a new website and a revamped marketing and business development program. We’re already seeing results in terms of increased prospects coming to us directly for solution proposals, and expanded inquiries into our services from new and existing clients,” he added.

Singapore’s Emergence as Logistics Leader Remains the Foundation

“Singapore’s emergence as a regional logistics hub continues to provide the foundation for Menlo’s growth in South Asia,” noted Desmond Chan, the company’s South Asia managing director. “Singapore has established itself as a strong regional hub as it is a time-tested and reliable center of gravity for regional commerce.” Mr. Chan added that the continued development of Singapore’s world-class port facilities and the shift of the existing port terminals to Tuas have the potential to generate even greater efficiencies for freight transiting Singapore and the region.

“Several macro-economic trends also are benefiting the region,” added Mr. Chan. “A growing population, increased affluence leading to a rise in consumption, an improving infrastructure and the development of new manufacturing capacity have also impacted the logistics marketplace positively,” he said. “Transparency of laws, efficient and responsive Customs administration and an improving local transportation infrastructure will remain Singapore’s advantage, although the rest of the region is catching up.”

 

“Generally, all countries in ASEAN and India show promising signs of growth,” added Mr. Chan. “We currently have operations in five countries — Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, India and Australia. We also focus on specialized services for key industries, which presently include automotive, high-tech, aerospace, consumer and industrial, and wine and spirits. In 2015 we will be expanding these capabilities into logistics solutions for health care and oil and gas development, as well as additional support for automotive and industrial customers in India and Thailand.”

 

New Vertical Industries, Refined Lean Capabilities on the Roadmap

Menlo has a well-defined plan for moving forward in South Asia, including expanding into new vertical industries, refining its capabilities for current industries, and deploying its Lean efficiency and continuous improvement programs more deeply into the solutions it devises for customers.

“Customers expect competency in managing warehouses, transportation and distribution operations from their 3PLs,” said Mr. Chan. “Where Menlo differentiates is in providing these highly developed competencies along with proven skill using Lean methodologies to drive out waste and strive for continuous improvement, year after year. The process and practice innovations we develop with our Lean expertise is a recognized strength, and one that we will continue to develop best practices for,” he concluded.

About Menlo Logistics
Menlo Logistics, LLC, is a US$1.5 billion global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services with operations in five continents, including North America. As a third-party logistics provider, San Francisco, California-based Menlo Logistics’ services range from dedicated contract logistics to warehouse and distribution management, transportation management, supply chain reengineering and other value-added services including packaging, kitting, order fulfillment and light assembly through a strategic network of multi-client and dedicated facilities.

With nearly 20 million square feet of dedicated warehouse space in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and industry-leading technologies, Menlo Logistics creates effective, integrated solutions for the transportation and distribution needs of leading businesses around the world.

Menlo Logistics, LLC, is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $5.5 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company.

 

 

Menlo Logistics Extends the Footprint of its Amsterdam Operations

AMSTERDAM — October 7  2014 Significant increased demand for services from a key hi-tech customer has required Menlo Logistics (Menlo), the global logistics and supply chain management unit of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), to open a third facility in Amsterdam.  The 15,200 m² warehouse in the Westpoort area of the city came into operation in August and is dedicated to fulfilling a wide range of value-added services for a global brand client at the top end of hi-tech equipment provision.

Menlo’s General Manager in Amsterdam, Bart Roters welcomed the expansion, “We are of course delighted that our client is entrusting Menlo with the increased supply of logistics services.  But, most significantly an expansion of the complex portfolio of value-added services that compliment the client’s sophisticated supply chain infrastructure here in Europe,” he said.

In addition to repackaging of product and testing for malfunctions Menlo also runs MRP (Materials Requirement Planning) for the packaging demands of the client throughout the European market and arranges JIT (Just In Time) delivery to production sites in the region.  Menlo also supports scrapping and dismantling processes as required.

In welcoming the expansion Menlo’s Managing Director Europe, Tony Gunn, commented, “The global supply chains characterized by the hi-tech sector have many demanding facets.  We feel that Menlo’s culture of developing long-term, resilient customer relationships and our ability to adapt to dynamic changes in demand is particularly relevant in this sector.  In this case we are delighted to provide a high profile client with a state-of-the art facility to support its significant growth plans and extension of our current contract.”

The new Westpoort location is TAPA A certified, has 12 loading/unloading docks and an eight meter working space height.  It is Menlo’s third Amsterdam facility as it is additional to existing facilities at Schipol-Rijk.  The Company also has its European headquarters based in the city.

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 www.menlologistics.com/europe 

Follow Menlo on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MenloLogistics

About Menlo Logistics Europe

In Europe, Menlo Logistics maintains seventeen dedicated and multi-client logistics centres located in the Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany and the United Kingdom. This warehouse network can serve as pan-European distribution solution using one or several facilities.

Supply chain and transport management solutions as well as 3PL, warehousing and distribution services are offered to a variety of vertical industry sectors including: fashion & apparel; healthcare and medical equipment; hi-tech electronic and data network equipment; automotive; defense and government services; oil and gas as well as retail e-fulfillment. The European headquarters is at the multi-client Amsterdam Distribution Centre in the Netherlands. www.menloworldwide.com/europe

About Menlo Logistics

Menlo Logistics, LLC, is a US$1.5 billion global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services with operations in five continents, including North America. As a third-party logistics provider, San Francisco, California-based Menlo Logistics’ services range from dedicated contract logistics to warehouse and distribution management, transportation management, supply chain reengineering and other value-added services including packaging, kitting, order fulfilment and light assembly through a strategic network of multi-client and dedicated facilities.

With nearly 20 million square feet of dedicated warehouse space in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and industry-leading technologies, Menlo Logistics creates effective, integrated solutions for the transportation and distribution needs of leading businesses around the world. Menlo Logistics, LLC, is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $5.5 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company.

 

Menlo Logistics Announces Launch of New Brand and Website

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Visitors Will Find Lean-Inspired Logistics Capabilities and Sophisticated Supply Chain Improvement Processes and Ideas at www.menlologistics.com.

SAN FRANCISCO — Sept. 22, 2014 — Menlo Logistics, the US$1.5 billion global logistics and supply chain management subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced the introduction of an updated brand, a new tagline and new website designed to present Menlo to the market as the leader in supply chain and logistics solutions built on customer innovation.

The rebranding of Menlo is the result of extensive research with senior logistics professionals globally to gain a greater understanding of the company’s brand, the key value attributes of it, as identified by customers, employees and other influencers; and how the brand defines and reinforces Menlo’s core value proposition.

As a result of the research, Menlo has updated its brand to be known as Menlo Logistics across all operations and locations. The company also adopted “Customer Innovation” as its new tag line to better reflect Menlo’s culture of innovation and its focus on measured and validated performance for customers.

“Our new brand speaks to the heart of high performing supply chain management, which is customer innovation,” said Robert W. Bassett, vice president of sales and marketing at Menlo Logistics. “Our customers trust us to deliver solutions tailored to their business, and while our work is built on a foundation of core values and Lean experience and expertise, we are successful because of our ability to adapt and manage custom supply chain solutions that drive measurable results.”

Menlo’s new website is the interactive element of the brand launch, providing a meaningful experience for visitors by creating a hub of information valuable to a variety of audiences. Features include attractive and efficient site navigation with enhanced search capability and expert content about supply chain management, Lean operations and the value of third-party transportation management, logistics and supply chain engineering services as delivered to various industries.

The website officially launched on Sept. 18, 2014 and can be found at http://www.menlologistics.com/en


About Menlo Logistics

Menlo Logistics, LLC, is a US$1.5 billion global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services with operations in five continents, including North America. As a third-party logistics provider, San Francisco, California-based Menlo Logistics’ services range from dedicated contract logistics to warehouse and distribution management, transportation management, supply chain reengineering and other value-added services including packaging, kitting, order fulfillment and light assembly through a strategic network of multi-client and dedicated facilities.

 

With nearly 20 million square feet of dedicated warehouse space in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and industry-leading technologies, Menlo Logistics creates effective, integrated solutions for the transportation and distribution needs of leading businesses around the world.

 

Menlo Logistics, LLC, is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $5.5 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company.

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Visitors Will Find Lean-Inspired Logistics Capabilities and Sophisticated Supply Chain Improvement Processes and Ideas at www.menlologistics.com.

 

SAN FRANCISCO — Sept. 22, 2014 — Menlo Logistics, the US$1.5 billion global logistics and supply chain management subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced the introduction of an updated brand, a new tagline and new website designed to present Menlo to the market as the leader in supply chain and logistics solutions built on customer innovation.

The rebranding of Menlo is the result of extensive research with senior logistics professionals globally to gain a greater understanding of the company’s brand, the key value attributes of it, as identified by customers, employees and other influencers; and how the brand defines and reinforces Menlo’s core value proposition.

As a result of the research, Menlo has updated its brand to be known as Menlo Logistics across all operations and locations. The company also adopted “Customer Innovation” as its new tag line to better reflect Menlo’s culture of innovation and its focus on measured and validated performance for customers.

“Our new brand speaks to the heart of high performing supply chain management, which is customer innovation,” said Robert W. Bassett, vice president of sales and marketing at Menlo Logistics. “Our customers trust us to deliver solutions tailored to their business, and while our work is built on a foundation of core values and Lean experience and expertise, we are successful because of our ability to adapt and manage custom supply chain solutions that drive measurable results.”

Menlo’s new website is the interactive element of the brand launch, providing a meaningful experience for visitors by creating a hub of information valuable to a variety of audiences. Features include attractive and efficient site navigation with enhanced search capability and expert content about supply chain management, Lean operations and the value of third-party transportation management, logistics and supply chain engineering services as delivered to various industries

The website officially launched on Sept. 18, 2014 and can be found at www.menlologistics.com.


About Menlo Logistics

Menlo Logistics, LLC, is a US$1.5 billion global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services with operations in five continents, including North America. As a third-party logistics provider, San Francisco, California-based Menlo Logistics’ services range from dedicated contract logistics to warehouse and distribution management, transportation management, supply chain reengineering and other value-added services including packaging, kitting, order fulfillment and light assembly through a strategic network of multi-client and dedicated facilities.

With nearly 20 million square feet of dedicated warehouse space in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and industry-leading technologies, Menlo Logistics creates effective, integrated solutions for the transportation and distribution needs of leading businesses around the world.

Menlo Logistics, LLC, is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $5.5 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company.

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Menlo Endorses Post-Graduate Award in Supply Chain Management at Tilburg University

Amsterdam – September 19 2014 – Menlo Logistics (Menlo), the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), has illustrated its ongoing support of academic advancement in the field of supply chain management and logistics services by once more sponsoring the Best Thesis Award for graduates of the Supply Chain Management Masters degree programme at Tilburg University in the Netherlands.

The award, which is designed to inspire students to excel in the logistics arena, was presented earlier this month to Koen Gerrits for his thesis on ‘Improving Transportation Performance Using Supply Chain Collaboration: A Case Study of Transportation in the Plant Network of FrieslandCampina’.

FrieslandCampina* is a prominent supplier of dairy produce in the Netherlands. Tilburg University’s Dr. A.A.C.J. van Oijen, who headed the panel judging the Best Thesis, praised Koen’s research work for its “thorough analysis but also for its practical recommendations”.

Commenting on Menlo’s support of the award, Gert Jan van Sluis, the company’s European HR Director said, “The judges were impressed by Koen’s exploration of the impact of cooperation on the performance of the transport function and how key such collaboration can be for increasing efficiencies in the future.”

Continued van Sluis, “At Menlo we are constantly looking for process improvements across all aspects of the supply chain.  Both support for this sort of research and the encouragement of higher education standards in the logistics sector complement Menlo’s business philosophy. We are delighted to sponsor Tilburg University’s Best Thesis Award.”

Menlo actively advocates for professional training in the logistics field throughout the world. In addition to sponsoring the Tilburg scholarship, the company also supports academic research and education at two major universities in the USA, and underwrites a scholarship and work internship program for students pursuing logistics degrees at Temasek Polytechnic in Singapore.

The Tilburg Best Thesis Award also recognised two runners-up; second place was awarded to Inga Gjebinschi for her thesis on the effect of lean logistics on business performance and third place went to Marlou Thomas for her work on sales forecasting at BIP, the Dutch candy and novelty toy producer.

*Royal FrieslandCampina provides millions of consumers all over the world with dairy products containing valuable nutrients. With annual revenue of 11.4 billion euro, FrieslandCampina is one of the world’s five largest dairy companies.

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About Menlo Logistics Europe

In Europe, Menlo Logistics maintains seventeen dedicated and multi-client logistics centres located in the Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany and the United Kingdom. This warehouse network can serve as pan-European distribution solution using one or several facilities.

Supply chain and transport management solutions as well as 3PL, warehousing and distribution services are offered to a variety of vertical industry sectors including: fashion & apparel; healthcare and medical equipment; hi-tech electronic and data network equipment; automotive; defense and government services; oil and gas as well as retail e-fulfillment. The European headquarters is at the multi-client Amsterdam Distribution Centre in the Netherlands. www.menloworldwide.com/europe

Follow Menlo on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MenloLogistics

About Menlo Logistics

Menlo Logistics, LLC, is a US$1.5 billion global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services with operations in five continents, including North America. As a third-party logistics provider, San Francisco, California-based Menlo Logistics’ services range from dedicated contract logistics to warehouse and distribution management, transportation management, supply chain reengineering and other value-added services including packaging, kitting, order fulfilment and light assembly through a strategic network of multi-client and dedicated facilities.

With nearly 20 million square feet of dedicated warehouse space in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and industry-leading technologies, Menlo Logistics creates effective, integrated solutions for the transportation and distribution needs of leading businesses around the world. Menlo Logistics, LLC, is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $5.5 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company.

 

Menlo Logistics Opening New Multi-client Warehouse in Ladkrabang, Thailand

Recently Completed Facility to Begin Operations This Month 

LADKRABANG — Sept. 16, 2014 Menlo Logistics (Menlo), the US$1.5 billion global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced the opening of its new, state-of-the-art, multi-client warehouse facility in Ladkrabang, Thailand.

Menlo is a leading global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services with operations on five continents. With a base of more than 36 operating locations in the South Asia region, the company’s services range from dedicated contract logistics to warehousing, distribution and transportation management; supply chain engineering and other value-added services across multiple industries.

Menlo officials state that the new facility adds 9,747 square meters (105,000 square feet) of space, increasing Menlo’s total operating space in Thailand to 32,528 square meters (350,000 square feet). The facility will employ more than 25 employees and was chosen in part for its proximity to the points of distribution for international export and domestic distribution.

“The decision to open this new facility was driven by increased consumer goods customer demand in the region,” said Desmond Chan, managing director, Menlo Logistics South Asia. “Our ability to provide outstanding logistics services specific to consumer goods manufacturers, including special storage and distribution, after-market parts distribution and inbound parts management, positions our company to successfully meet that demand.”

Currently, 65 percent of the new facility’s space is committed for use by manufacturers of consumer goods products in the consumer goods industry, leaving approximately 3,251 square meters (35,000 square feet) of space available. Citing the attractiveness of the location, Menlo officials feel certain the space will soon be filled through existing customer growth.

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Menlo Logistics images are available at www.con-way.com/en/about_con_way/newsroom

About Menlo Logistics

Menlo Logistics, LLC, is a US$1.5 billion global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services with operations in five continents, including North America. As a third-party logistics provider, San Francisco, California-based Menlo Logistics’ services range from dedicated contract logistics to warehouse and distribution management, transportation management, supply chain reengineering and other value-added services including packaging, kitting, order fulfilment and light assembly through a strategic network of multi-client and dedicated facilities. With nearly 20 million square feet of dedicated warehouse space in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and industry-leading technologies, Menlo Logistics creates effective, integrated solutions for the transportation and distribution needs of leading businesses around the world.

Menlo Logistics, LLC, is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $5.5 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company. For more information, please visit us on the Web at http://www.con-way.com/en/logistics.

 

Activity at Menlo Logistics’ Sohren Facility in Germany Thrives

AMSTERDAM — July 24 2014 — Menlo Logistics (Menlo), the global logistics and supply chain management unit of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) is a long-term investor in the logistics infrastructure of the Rhineland of Germany. Its Sohren facility, located close to Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, was established in 1996. Now, the logistics and supply chain management operation provides value-added services for the automotive industry throughout the Rhine-Ruhr and Benelux regions.

Today, Menlo’s Sohren Logistics Center has a proven track record of providing a wide range of receiving, inventory management, fulfilment, distribution and supply chain control services supporting manufacturing companies across Europe.

In particular, the facility is pivotal in managing an extensive supply chain of a major tier one automotive supplier. Receiving product from manufacturers as far afield as the Philippines, Mexico and Romania, the logistics center manages thousands of shipments per month and stages some 500 SKUs of electronic components, parts and sub-assemblies.

On the outbound side, the operation provides order processing, kitting and repacking, quality control, transportation management and quick-response fulfilment to some 30 automotive assembly plants across Europe. 

Menlo’s operation at Sohren reflects the crucial adaptability of function and process that underlines the logistics supplier’s core philosophy, that of continuous improvement.  Committed to identifying and driving out waste in terms of time, resource and cost, Menlo has a keen focus on the Lean approach to supply chain management. The facility is certified to the bronze level for achievement of Lean principles. 

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Key Facts about Menlo, Sohren

  • 7,000m² multi-user warehouse
  • 8M clear ceiling height
  • 5 dock doors
  • ESD area
  • Fire sprinkler system
  • ISO 9001 certified

 Supply Chain Management Services

  • Cross docking
  • Inbound, outbound, storage and returns handling
  • Empties handling and management
  • Deliveries direct to manufacturing sites
  • Over-packing into containers
  • Labelling
  • Export documentation
  • Customs clearance
  • Repacking
  • Scrapping
  • 24 x 7 on-call spares center

Enquiries regarding Sohren warehouse space and service availability to –

Walter Gerhard, Site Manager. +49 6543 500130. gerhard.walter@menloworldwide.com

www.menloworldwide.com/sohren           

                                                                     

Follow Menlo on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MenloLogistics

About Menlo Logistics Europe

In Europe, Menlo Logistics maintains seventeen dedicated and multi-client logistics centres located in the Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany and the United Kingdom. This warehouse network can serve as pan-European distribution solution using one or several facilities.

Supply chain and transport management solutions as well as 3PL, warehousing and distribution services are offered to a variety of vertical industry sectors including: fashion & apparel; healthcare and medical equipment; hi-tech electronic and data network equipment; automotive; defense and government services; oil and gas as well as retail e-fulfillment. The European headquarters is at the multi-client Amsterdam Distribution Centre in the Netherlands. www.menloworldwide.com/europe

About Menlo Logistics

Menlo Logistics, LLC, is a US$1.5 billion global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services with operations in five continents, including North America. As a third-party logistics provider, San Francisco, California-based Menlo Logistics’ services range from dedicated contract logistics to warehouse and distribution management, transportation management, supply chain reengineering and other value-added services including packaging, kitting, order fulfilment and light assembly through a strategic network of multi-client and dedicated facilities.

With nearly 20 million square feet of dedicated warehouse space in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and industry-leading technologies, Menlo Logistics creates effective, integrated solutions for the transportation and distribution needs of leading businesses around the world. Menlo Logistics, LLC, is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $5.5 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company.

Menlo Appoints European HR Director

 

AMSTERDAM — July 10, 2014 — The global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services, Menlo Logistics, has appointed a new European HR Director. Gert Jan van Sluis, a HR professional with 14 years’ experience in the function, joins the logistics provider from global semiconductor manufacturer, NXP.

Van Sluis will be responsible for managing the complete human resource support function for the European Region and lead the existing HR group from Menlo’s European headquarters in Amsterdam.

Welcoming van Sluis to the role, Menlo Europe’s Managing Director, Tony Gunn said, “It might be a cliché to say that a company’s most valuable resource is its people but it remains nonetheless true.  At Menlo we have a work ethic that is central to our business philosophy of continuous improvement. This is what our customers buy into time and time again.  It is crucial therefore that our HR policies of recruitment, training, staff motivation and remuneration are focussed on enabling our employees to deliver a service which is constantly up-dated and manage processes that are permanently under review in order to make them more efficient.  I am delighted that Gert Jan has joined us to head up this effort.”

Van Sluis joins Menlo from NXP where he has worked since 2006 as HR Director. Prior to NXP he spent 6 years in the HR function at Royal Phillips Electronics. His extensive experience in all aspects of HR, including its international challenges, furnishes him with the right skill set and qualifications to lead Menlo’s HR function in Europe.

Van Sluis received his Master of Science in Management of Personnel from Tilburg University

John Herb, The Global VP of HR for Menlo also welcomed van Sluis, “I have been impressed with Gert Jan’s ability to translate both our global strategies and regional business policies into a cohesive and effective HR plan for Europe.  He will be a great asset to our company.”

Menlo Logistics, has appointed a new European HR Director. Gert Jan van Sluis

Gert Jan van Sluis, Menlo Logistics’ new European HR Director

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Menlo Worldwide Logistics images are available at http://www.con-way.com/en/about_con_way/newsroom

About Menlo Logistics Europe

In Europe, Menlo Logistics maintains seventeen dedicated and multi-client logistics centers located in the Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany and the United Kingdom. This warehouse network can serve as pan-European distribution solution using one or several facilities.

Supply chain and transport management solutions as well as 3PL, warehousing and distribution services are offered to a variety of vertical industry sectors including: fashion & apparel; healthcare and medical equipment; hi-tech electronic and data network equipment; automotive; defense and government services; oil and gas as well as retail e-fulfillment. The European headquarters is at the multi-client Amsterdam Distribution Centre in the Netherlands.

www.menloworldwide.com/europe

About Menlo Logistics

Menlo Logistics, LLC, is a US$1.5 billion global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services with operations in five continents, including North America. As a third-party logistics provider, San Francisco, California-based Menlo Logistics’ services range from dedicated contract logistics to warehouse and distribution management, transportation management, supply chain reengineering and other value-added services including packaging, kitting, order fulfilment and light assembly through a strategic network of multi-client and dedicated facilities. With nearly 20 million square feet of dedicated warehouse space in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and industry-leading technologies, Menlo Logistics creates effective, integrated solutions for the transportation and distribution needs of leading businesses around the world.

Menlo Logistics, LLC, is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $5.5 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company. For more information, please visit us on the Web at http://www.con-way.com/en/logistics.

Menlo to Help Keep Boots on the Ground

With the commencement of its contract with tactical footwear supplier Original S.W.A.T., Menlo will be responsible for the European warehousing and distribution of a product with high customer service demands and market growth as a priority.  The logistics, transportation management and supply chain services provider will base both inventory storage and order fulfillment at Menlo’s Eersel facility in the Netherlands.

Amsterdam, 24th June 2014

Menlo Logistics prides itself on providing its business partners with the necessary initiatives and continuous improvement mechanisms to deliver supply chain management that actively enables market growth for their products.  It was this principle that determined Original S.W.A.T.’s choice of Menlo to take-over its logistics demands in Europe.

The tactical footwear supplier, which is headquartered in California, was founded in the late-nineties with the expressed purpose of producing the finest boots for law enforcement, military, first-responders and other personnel who require the toughest footwear to deal with the most demanding of conditions.  Having grown its European customer base significantly, the company now requires a professional logistics service to both cope with current distribution requirements and to help drive future expansion.

Kevin Cole, CEO of Original S.W.A.T explains the decision to appoint Menlo, “Previously, we had been relying on our sales distributor to manage our supply chain in Europe and felt that it was time for us to have this role fulfilled by a professional logistics company.  Menlo offer extensive experience and knowledge of the apparel and footwear sector, which gives us clearer visibility of market demand.  Their ability to leverage cost savings in the transport element of our supply chain and emphasis on creating efficiencies throughout it, bring us valuable competitive advantages.”

Menlo will manage the Original S.W.A.T. supply chain from its Eersel facility in the Netherlands where warehousing, inventory control and both inbound and outbound transportation will be coordinated.  First tier retail distribution will be implemented across Europe in the first instance and an e-commerce order processing and delivery service will be launched later.

In commenting on the contract confirmation Menlo’s Managing Director, Tony Gunn said, “Menlo has a strong reputation as a customer oriented supplier.  By this I mean a partnership is forged with our immediate customer that will continuously evolve to refine the supply chain and adapt to changing supply priorities and market demands.  Through our experience in the retail e-commerce field we also know how vital it is to perfect the purchasing experience of the end customer.  This is valued by Original S.W.A.T.  whose market-leading product requires a top-class e-fulfillment service.”

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About Menlo Logistics Europe

In Europe, Menlo Logistics maintains seventeen dedicated and multi-client logistics centres located in the Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany and the United Kingdom. This warehouse network can serve as pan-European distribution solution using one or several facilities.

Supply chain and transport management solutions as well as 3PL, warehousing and distribution services are offered to a variety of vertical industry sectors including: fashion & apparel; healthcare and medical equipment; hi-tech electronic and data network equipment; automotive; defense and government services; oil and gas as well as retail e-fulfillment. The European headquarters is at the multi-client Amsterdam Distribution Centre in the Netherlands.

www.menloworldwide.com/europe

Follow Menlo on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MenloLogistics

About Menlo Logistics

Menlo Logistics, LLC, is a US$1.7 billion global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services with operations in five continents, including North America. As a third-party logistics provider, San Francisco, California-based Menlo Logistics’ services range from dedicated contract logistics to warehouse and distribution management, transportation management, supply chain reengineering and other value-added services including packaging, kitting, order fulfillment and light assembly through a strategic network of multi-client and dedicated facilities.

With nearly 20million square feet of dedicated warehouse space in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and industry-leading technologies, Menlo Logistics creates effective, integrated solutions for the transportation and distribution needs of leading businesses around the world. Menlo Logistics, LLC, is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $5.7 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company.

Menlo Promotes 4PL Flexibility as Solution to Supply Chain Resilience

 

A recent academic conference in Paris organised by the LOG4Green partnership provided the platform for Menlo Logistics’ Arthur van Gerven to explain the rationale behind employing a 4PL in ‘Managing Risk and Resilience in Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management for Urban Supply’

Amsterdam 17 June, 2014

A resilient supply chain is the fundamental goal of the majority of enterprises throughout the world.  Increased complexity, the pressure to become both more efficient and environmentally friendly, as well as the geographical distances involved in such supply chains all contribute to a greater risk of disruption.  Clearly solutions need to become increasingly innovative to meet the challenge.

Arthur van Gerven from the global logistics service provider Menlo Logistics was recently invited to join professors of logistics and other leading authorities from around Europe to address the issue and present Menlo’s view on how solutions can be created. The TRA 2014 Conference, of which Van Gerven’s session formed a part, was organized by the LOG4GREEN* cooperation.  This initiative aims at awareness raising and strengthening the competitiveness in Europe’s logistics sector.

Van Gerven started from the premise that 4PL or lead logistics provision benefits supply chain resilience by avoiding the causes of disruption or by better adapting to its consequences.  “The over-sight provided by a 4PL operator will improve performance in four criteria, which are key to the resilience of any supply chain,” explained van Gerven. “The model provides flexibility to achieve rapid reaction to circumstances; predictability in order to maximise optimisation and both cost and carbon efficiency, which promote business and environmental sustainability.”

Out-sourcing to a 3PL service provider goes some way to managing the results of supply chain  disruption whether created by a major disaster capable of paralysing a complete production process or more minor localised events such as traffic congestion or labour disputes.  However, a 4PL approach, over-seeing all out-sourced logistics suppliers allows for the identification also of more systematic, process-driven inefficiencies.  A good 4PL is capable of designing solutions to reinforce any complex supply chain.

Menlo’s approach, as described by van Gerven in the real-life context of a retail sportswear customer, revolves around the technique of Value Stream Mapping.  This is part of the Lean methodology and has as its primary goals the elimination of waste and creating a road map for continuous improvement.

As a result of employing this philosophy, resilience is built into the supply chain performance.  Measurement of asset leverage and process efficiency as well as emission target achievement is continuous and the ability to resist disruption is constantly reviewed.  Disaster recovery and contingency planning can then also take place with the confidence that a robust yet flexible supply chain is already in operation.

In concluding van Gerven also underlined a further benefit of the 4PL’s adaptability. “Resilience is also enhanced by the ability of shippers and their 4PL’s to collaborate in reducing supply chain waste and emissions and therefore improve sustainability through the joint utilisation of assets and sharing of resources.  This is a vital consideration in the future success of minimising supply chain disruption,” he said.

*http://www.log4green.eu

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Notes for Editors:

Speakers & panelists at TRA 2014 – Paris: Managing Risk and Resilience in Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management for Urban Supply –

Prof. Alan McKinnon, Kühne Logistics University Hamburg (Germany), Arthur van Gerven, Senior Director Business Development, Menlo Logistics (Netherlands), Dr. Pierre Laconte, President of the Foundation for the Urban Environment (Belgium), and Prof. Cathy Macharis, Vrije Universiteit Brussels (Belgium). The session was chaired by Klaus Krumme, Executive Director of the Centre for Logistics & Traffic (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany) and Prof. Metin Türkay (Koc University Istanbul, Turkey).

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Photo Caption: (l-r) Prof. Cathy Macharis, Vrije Universiteit Brussels (Belgium); Arthur van Gerven, Senior Director Business Development, Menlo Logistics (Netherlands), Dr. Pierre Laconte, President of the Foundation for the Urban Environment (Belgium)

 

About Menlo Logistics Europe

In Europe, Menlo Logistics maintains seventeen dedicated and multi-client logistics centres located in the Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany and the United Kingdom. This warehouse network can serve as pan-European distribution solution using one or several facilities.

Supply chain and transport management solutions as well as 3PL, warehousing and distribution services are offered to a variety of vertical industry sectors including: fashion & apparel; healthcare and medical equipment; hi-tech electronic; oil and gas and data network equipment; automotive; defense and government services and retail e-fulfillment. The European headquarters is at the multi-client Amsterdam Distribution Centre in the Netherlands.

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About Menlo Logistics

Menlo Logistics, LLC, is a US$1.7 billion global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services with operations in five continents, including North America. As a third-party logistics provider, San Francisco, California-based Menlo Logistics’ services range from dedicated contract logistics to warehouse and distribution management, transportation management, supply chain reengineering and other value-added services including packaging, kitting, order fulfillment and light assembly through a strategic network of multi-client and dedicated facilities.

 

With nearly 20million square feet of dedicated warehouse space in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and industry-leading technologies, Menlo Logistics creates effective, integrated solutions for the transportation and distribution needs of leading businesses around the world. Menlo Logistics, LLC, is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $5.7 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company.

 

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Menlo Logistics Marks Second Singapore Expansion in Two Years; Opens New 50,000 m2 Warehousing and Distribution Centre at Mapletree Benoi Logistics Hub

S$127 Million Logistics Hub Represents Latest Collaboration Between Menlo and Leading Singapore Logistics Real Estate Provider Mapletree Logistics Trust

 

SAN FRANCISO and SINGAPORE — May 6, 2014 — Menlo Logistics (Menlo), the US$1.5 billion global logistics and supply chain management subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today will formerly dedicate its new state-of-the-art warehousing and distribution management centre at 21 Benoi Sector Singapore, 629853.

The new 50,000-square-meter Benoi centre brings the company’s footprint in Singapore to eight facilities totaling 219,700 square meters. The expansion spotlights Menlo’s commitment to investing in the growing market for distribution services in Singapore, and the country’s rising prominence as a strategic logistics hub for Asia.

“Singapore and the regional Asia markets are some of our fastest growing sectors, due in large part to our strong market share and industry-specific expertise in wine and spirits distribution,” said Robert L. Bianco Jr., president of San Francisco, California-based Menlo Logistics, who will headline Menlo’s dedication ceremony here today. “Our long-term lease for this facility with our real estate partner, Mapletree Logistics Trust, is another demonstration of Menlo’s commitment to the Singapore market, not only in wine and spirits, but also in distribution capacity for automotive, consumer electronics and apparel, aerospace and industrial. We are investing to grow with our customers.”

Menlo is a leading global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services with operations on five continents. Established in Singapore over a decade ago, the company’s services range from dedicated contract logistics to warehousing, distribution and transportation management; supply chain engineering and other value-added services across multiple industries.

Representing a capital investment of S$127 million by Mapletree Logistics Trust (MLT), the new distribution centre with a gross floor area of 92,500 square meters features specialized warehousing capabilities for servicing the global wine and spirits industry. It also supports the warehousing and logistics requirements of various clients engaged in a variety of other industries for which Singapore is a growing market. The facility has been awarded the prestigious Building and Construction Authority’s Green Mark Platinum Award, the highest certification for sustainable buildings in Singapore.

The Benoi facility elevates Menlo to be the largest tenant of MLT, with leased warehouse space across seven properties in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and China, noted Ms. Ng Kiat, Chief Executive Officer of Mapletree Logistics Trust Management Ltd, the manager of MLT.

“We have been working with Menlo, our valued customer, over the last nine years to support its continued growth across Asia. Menlo’s commitment to this project and our growing relationship underscore MLT’s position as a preferred partner of choice for customers seeking quality logistics real estate solutions in the region. We look forward to strengthening this partnership further as Menlo continues on its growth path,” said Ms. Ng. “This redevelopment project has transformed Benoi Logistics Hub from an old, single-story warehouse into a modern, five-story ramp-up facility with significantly improved efficiency and capabilities. We will continue to look out for asset enhancement or redevelopment opportunities that are aligned with the expansion needs of our customers like Menlo, while concurrently unlocking additional value from our portfolio,” she added.

“Our customers expect consistent, efficient, high-quality service, and this new facility, coupled with our commitment to sustainable business practices and Lean continuous improvement, delivers on that promise,” noted Menlo’s Bianco.

“When Pernod Ricard, Asia Pacific Breweries, Bacardi and Tradall, all global leading wine and spirits distributors, require either secured, temperature-controlled or ambient warehousing, we can provide that service along with time-sensitive fulfillment and delivery to Singapore and throughout the region,” Bianco added. “And with the resources and capabilities we now have at Benoi, we can service our clients faster and more efficiently than before.”

Mr. Bianco also cited the support of Singapore Customs and its promotion of prudent regulatory policies that protect the country while encouraging free and open trade. “Initiatives like Singapore Customs’ Secure Trade Partnership program, which provide sensible regulation and a secure environment for trade, are a major incentive for expansion. It’s a key reason why we have continued to invest and build capacity here,” he commented.

“We are delighted to have fostered a close Customs-Business partnership with Menlo Logistics since 2002,” said Mr. Lim Teck Leong, Deputy Director-General, Compliance and Facilitation, Singapore Customs. “Over the years, Menlo has participated actively in the various schemes and licences offered by Singapore Customs to safeguard the integrity and security of the supply chain in Singapore.”

The opening of the new Benoi facility come on the heels of Menlo’s new Sunview Way distribution centre, which opened in November 2012. Menlo’s existing network of seven facilities is located throughout Singapore with 400 employees and provides dedicated and multi-client inventory and distribution management. The company services over 200 Singapore businesses and multi-national companies in sectors such as automotive, high-tech, consumer goods, industrial, aerospace and wine and spirits distribution. The Benoi facility will serve as one of Menlo’s most advanced warehouses for storage and distribution, high-value-added services like picking and packing operations, customized labeling and return management services. More than 100 employees will support its multi-disciplined operations

Menlo also operates additional multi-client logistics facilities in Southeast Asia, as well as China, India, Australia, North America and Europe.

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About Menlo Logistics

Menlo Logistics, LLC, is a US$1.5 billion global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services with operations in five continents, including North America. As a third-party logistics provider, San Francisco, California-based Menlo Logistics’ services range from dedicated contract logistics to warehouse and distribution management, transportation management, supply chain reengineering and other value-added services including packaging, kitting, order fulfillment and light assembly through a strategic network of multi-client and dedicated facilities. With nearly 20 million square feet of dedicated warehouse space in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and industry-leading technologies, Menlo Logistics creates effective, integrated solutions for the transportation and distribution needs of leading businesses around the world.

Menlo Logistics, LLC, is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $5.5 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company. For more information, please visit us on the Web at http://www.con-way.com/en/logistics.