SAN FRANCISCO and AMSTERDAM — August 3, 2015 — Menlo Logistics (Menlo), the global logistics and supply chain management unit of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), has won the 2015 National Business Success Award for Logistics, presented by the Dutch Nationale Business Succes Award Instituut in Rotterdam.
This accolade is part of the largest annual business awards in the Netherlands, which are also the only awards with their own weekly television program featuring the winners. An award nomination designates a company as one attaining the highest professional standards, and an award winner is distinguished even further in terms of business success.
Menlo secured this year’s award in the Logistics Service Providers category, with the nomination committee commenting, “We see Menlo Logistics as a stable, progressive company that is expected to achieve many more successes in its market sector in the future.”
Menlo impressed the judging committee with the breadth of its services, including storage/warehousing, value-added logistics services, transport management, product logistics, 4PL and supply chain engineering. In particular, the company excelled in its innovative approach to continuous improvement. This stems from the embracing and adoption of the Lean philosophy that underpins Menlo’s corporate culture and that has the full commitment of all Menlo employees.
Customers benefit significantly from this inclusive, “whole value chain” approach to identifying improvements and savings. Menlo continually asks the question “Why do we do it this way?” thereby determining which act in any supply chain process fails to add value.
Many customers have benefited from Menlo’s Lean expertise, including global corporations such as New Era Cap, Physio-Control and Fox Head, as well as small to midsize manufacturers and retailers seeking to expand their market reach.
In accepting the award, Tony Gunn, managing director of Menlo in Europe, said, “We are delighted to receive this award and thank the Instituut for the honour. This award acknowledges the dedication of our staff throughout Europe. Menlo prides itself on being a proactive partner for its customers. We think and work with them to tackle the challenges presented by their dynamic and ever-changing marketplaces. We have formulated clear values and carry out our activities in a way that always assumes our responsibility towards the environment and the community in which we operate.”
About Menlo Logistics Europe
In Europe, Menlo Logistics maintains 20 dedicated or multi-client Logistics Centres and Transportation Control Towers located in the Netherlands, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Hungary and the United Kingdom. This warehouse and transportation network can serve as a pan-European distribution solution, using one or several facilities.
4PL supply chain and transport management solutions, as well as 3PL warehousing, VAS and distribution services, are offered to a variety of vertical industry sectors, including retail and consumer, e-fulfillment, health care, e-returns, manufacturing support, data centre logistics, spare parts and aftermarket supply, and high-tech logistics. The European headquarters is at the multi-client Amsterdam Distribution Centre in the Netherlands. www.menlologistics.com/europe
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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 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 US$5.8 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company.