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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

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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 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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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           

                                                                     

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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

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.

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.

 

Media Contact:

Peter Owen, ISIS Communications

Tel:          +44 (0) 1737 248300

Email: peter@isiscomms.com

 

An archive of all Menlo Logistics news releases and photographs is available from the ISIS Communications Press Room at www.isiscomms.com

 

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.

Menlo’s Partnership with ArjoHuntleigh Brings Fruitful Results

Amsterdam 14th April, 2014

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Menlo Worldwide Logistics this month marked its 7th year as ArjoHuntleigh’s  global logistics and distribution partner.  The two companies provide an interesting case study that demonstrates the value of a business relationship built on trust and a common vision which at its core emphasizes a continuous improvement ethic that extends deeply into both organizations.

A leader in the manufacture of medical equipment for people with reduced mobility, ArjoHuntleigh focuses on developing mutually beneficial supplier relationships. Menlo, the global logistics and supply chain management unit of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) has built its customer solutions on a formalized process and proven tools for driving Lean continuous improvement throughout its service portfolio – and into its customer’s supply chain operations. The match has been undeniably successful.

In providing for the care of people who require assistance with mobility ArjoHuntleigh focuses on preventing the preventable and assisting their customers in an increased efficiency.  As such it constantly strives to do the same with its own processes and supply chain.

After a recent period of acquiring companies across the world that manufacture complimentary equipment, ArjoHuntleigh has concentrated on building one corporate structure and one supply chain, while always promoting the elimination of waste and increased efficiency.  “Our supply chain strategy is now concentrated on four major aspects,” explains, Christian Lambrant, the company’s Global Logistics Director, “Optimizing our plant footprint, finding the right suppliers, reducing working capital and using Lean techniques to eliminate waste.  In Menlo we found a logistics service supplier whose values are consistent with our own; whose business philosophy matches ours and whose willingness to develop its global capabilities are in-line with our own growth strategy.”

Menlo, which offers warehousing and transportation management services as well as integrated 3PL and 4PL logistics solutions, has as its core philosophy a value-driven supply chain transformation concept.  The company employs Lean methodologies to achieve a culture of continuous improvement which unites manufacturer and supplier in a mutual optimization exercise.  This method empowers employees of both parties to make beneficial changes to the supply chain process.

Tony Gunn is Menlo’s Managing Director, Europe.  He notes, “Many 3PL/shipper engagements are tactical rather than strategic.  Often shippers, in the main driven by their procurement functions focusing on cost reduction, make short-term choices based on volatile market demands.  In the process they lose sight of greater efficiencies that can transpire from a longer-term partnership with a logistics supplier.”

Menlo and ArjoHuntleigh share a mutual drive to improve supply chain processes as the parameters of change in market forces and the economic environment constantly fluctuate.  Long-term relationships made up of such like-minded organizations as these are proven to be the most successfull in adapting to on-going, challenging business circumstances.

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About Menlo Worldwide Logistics Europe

In Europe, Menlo Worldwide 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 and retail e-fulfillment. The European headquarters is at the multi-client Amsterdam Distribution Centre in the Netherlands.

www.menloworldwide.com/europe

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About Menlo Worldwide Logistics

Menlo Worldwide 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 Worldwide 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 Worldwide Logistics creates effective, integrated solutions for the transportation and distribution needs of leading businesses around the world. Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $5.7 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company.

MENLO CONTINUES INTEGRATION OF MAQUET’S LOGISTICS FUNCTION AT A CENTRALIZED EUROPEAN HUB

 

MAQUET is a global leader in the provision of medical systems and utilizes the supply chain management expertise of Menlo Worldwide Logistics for the distribution of a variety of its products across Europe.  MAQUET  belongs to Getinge group in Sweden which acquired the French domiciled company, Datascope in 2009. Menlo has been tasked with integrating the additional product supply requirements into Menlo’s logistics hub in Eersel, Netherlands, where much of MAQUET’s existing inventory is handled.

Amsterdam, 31st  March 2014

Menlo, the global logistics and supply chain management unit of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), has implemented the second stage of the planned centralization of warehousing  activities for the former Datascope’s finished goods.  This move, completed in September, has freed up space at MAQUET’s La Ciotat facility on the Mediterranean coast of France, which enables an expansion of the manufacturing capacity there.  The former Datascope product range is now centrally distributed across Europe from Eersel, as are the other brands produced by the Getinge group of companies, including MAQUET and ArjoHuntleigh.

“The integration of inventory management and the distribution function of Datascope’s product lines with those of our group’s existing output has been critical to us in realizing the economies of scale that in part motivated our acquisition, “ explains Frank Kozar, Vice President Global Supply Chain at MAQUET. “By employing the services of a tried and trusted logistics partner in Menlo, we have ensured that the integration process was achieved successfully.  After the Datascope purchase five years ago, we first moved the European warehouse and distribution function for our US manufactured product lines to Menlo’s facility.  The initial plan has now come to fruition this similar move of our French produced medical devices ,” he said.

In commenting on the conclusion of the two-phase process centered at one of Menlo’s key multi-user facilities in Eersel, Tony Gunn, Menlo’s Managing Director, Europe commented, “The medical device sector creates demands of logistics providers that are particular and challenging.  The sector is fast becoming a core vertical for us at Menlo as a result of our culture that values long-term commitment to customer relationships. Our abilities to adapt rapidly to changing market demands are also especially relevant to this sector.  We are excited by the possibilities of increased efficiency we have brought to MAQUET’s operation as a whole, aiding the company to continue its market expansion in Europe and globally.”

In addition to reduced costs and increased inventory accuracy and visibility for MAQUET, Menlo contributes its expertise in the implementation of Lean principles to supply chain management; something that is strongly valued by MAQUET and others in the Getinge group.

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About Menlo Worldwide Logistics Europe

In Europe, Menlo Worldwide 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; defence and government services and retail e-fulfilment. The European headquarters is at the multi-client Amsterdam Distribution Centre in the Netherlands.

www.menloworldwide.com/europe

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

About Menlo Worldwide Logistics

Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a US$1.6 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 Worldwide 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 more than 17 million square feet of dedicated warehouse space in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and industry-leading technologies, Menlo Worldwide Logistics creates effective, integrated solutions for the transportation and distribution needs of leading businesses around the world. Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $5.3 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company.

www.con-way.com.

About MAQUET 

MAQUET has been a trusted partner of hospitals and doctors for more than 175 years. The company is also a world-leading provider of medical systems that meet the highest requirements for medically challenging interventions. At the same time, these systems exceed the expectations of the hospital teams that are responsible for the care of patients. MAQUET designs, develops and sells innovative treatment solutions and infrastructure functions for extremely demanding hospital departments, including operating rooms, hybrid operating rooms, catheter laboratories and intensive care units as well as intra- and inter-hospital patient transportation.

With its headquarters in Rastatt, Germany, MAQUET is the largest subsidiary of the GETINGE Group, which is listed on the stock exchange. With over € 1.54 billion in 2013, MAQUET exceeded half of the € 2.92 billion annual turnover of the group. MAQUET employs more than 6,550 members of staff at 45 international sales and service organizations and maintains a network of about 300 sales partners. For more information, visit www.maquet.com.

MAQUET – The Gold Standard

www.maquet.com

www.getingegroup.com

Menlo Promotes Rotterdam as Key Logistics Euro-Hub

With nearly 30% of Northern Europe’s annual container imports and exports passing through the Port of Rotterdam, the region is unsurprisingly a major focal point for manufacturers and retailers European supply chain operations.  Menlo recognises this demand for warehouse activity, value-added logistics and distribution services by maintaining a multi-user facility that is key to its European network.

Rotterdam, 24th March 2014

Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics and supply chain management unit of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) has had a presence in Rotterdam since the company commenced its European operations in January 2003.  It is now looking to develop its business at the 8,500 square metre facility still further.  While Menlo’s current Rotterdam-based customers lie predominantly within the high tech sector, the logistics capabilities of its personnel and suitability of the warehouse, are also geared to handling life sciences, lifestyle and e-commerce product.

Managing Director in Europe, Tony Gunn highlights Menlo’s enthusiasm for the Rotterdam location, “57% of all Asian and American sourced products have a European Distribution Centre (EDC) located in the Netherlands and a significant proportion of these are in the Rotterdam region.  Part of the reason for this high concentration is the flexibility that the location allows dynamic supply chains,” he explains.  “European consumer markets are changeable and our customers need to be able to react effectively to alterations in both sourcing and demand patterns.  Menlo understands this well, working with our customers to fine-tune their supply chain solutions.  As Rotterdam is so much at the heart of the Europe’s transport infrastructure our options in making such changes are greatly enhanced.”

Indeed with key nodes in that transport network such as Schiphol, Brussels, Aachen and Dusseldorf all within a two hour drive (and Frankfurt just four) and the hubs of the major freight integrators all less than an hour away, Menlo’s Rotterdam base ensures the physical dimension of supply chain flexibility.  Operations within the facility also mirror this crucial adaptability as Menlo’s core philosophy is one of continuous improvement.  Committed to identifying and driving out waste, in terms of time, resource and cost, from the logistics process, Menlo’s focus on the Lean approach to supply chain management is central to the company’s success not just in Rotterdam but worldwide.

Key Facts about Menlo, Rotterdam

  • 8,500m² multi-user warehouse
  • 1,300m² ESD clean floor
  • 1,000m² office space
  • 10 dock doors
  • 10.6m clear ceiling height
  • ESFR fire sprinklers and insurance rating
  • TAPA-A compliant
  • Bonded warehouse

Supply Chain Management Services

  • Conventional warehousing
  • Cross docking
  • Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)
  • Transportation and forwarder management
  • Freight brokerage
  • Value-added services – light assembly, kitting, configuration, postponement, packaging and labelling

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Enquiries regarding Rotterdam warehouse space and service availability to –    

Ingmar Scholten at +31 10 4289210  

www.menloworldwide.com/rotterdam                                                                                    

About Menlo Worldwide Logistics Europe

In Europe, Menlo Worldwide 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 and retail e-fulfilment. 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 Worldwide Logistics

Menlo Worldwide 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 Worldwide 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 Worldwide Logistics creates effective, integrated solutions for the transportation and distribution needs of leading businesses around the world. Menlo

Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $5.7 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company.