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Menlo Supports Academic Achievement in Supply Chain Management

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Menlo Logistics Thesis Award Winners (l/r) Lianne te Veldhuis, Aranka van den Berge, Maik van Vugt amd Gert Jan van Sluis, HR Director, Menlo Logistics.

Amsterdam – October 26 2015 – Menlo Logistics (Menlo), the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), is continuing its sponsorship of the Best Thesis Award, chosen from the research work of graduates of the Supply Chain Management Masters degree program at Tilburg University in the Netherlands.

This is the fourth year that Menlo has given such an academic award, which is designed to inspire students to excel in the logistics arena and acknowledge high quality research in supply chain management. The 2015 best thesis award was presented at Tilburg University during the graduation ceremony of the new “Masters in Supply Chain Management”. The first prize went to Maik van Vugt for his paper about ‘Reducing Supply Chain Costs by Optimizing the Inbound Logistics’. Maik had tough competition from his fellow students, with the second and third place awards going respectively to Lianne te Veldhuis, her thesis was entitled ‘The Impact of 3D Printing on the Supply Chain of Kramp B.V., and Aranka van den Berge, who’s research was on ‘Supplier and Manufacturer Lead-time Reduction.’

In presenting the Award Menlo’s European HR Director, Gert Jan van Sluis praised the efforts of the students on the course, “Picking a winner from the course work theses of the students was a difficult job, such was the high standard achieved by them all. However Maik’s research impressed the judges with its practical application and thorough analysis. At Menlo we are constantly looking for process improvements across all aspects of the supply chain. It is heartening to see so much work being applied by students of supply chain management at Tilburg into pursuing similar aims.”

In underlining the prestige of the Award, Wendy van der Valk, Academic Director of the Master of Supply Chain Management Course at Tilburg commented, “From the viewpoint of both the University and the students, this award shows recognition and appreciation for the hard work these young professionals put in to achieving their diploma. We truly value the involvement of a partner like Menlo, and we hope to expand our partnership in the years to come.”

Support for, and encouragement of this sort of research at the higher academic levels in the logistics sector complements Menlo’s business philosophy. Menlo actively advocates professional training in the logistics field throughout the world. In addition to sponsoring 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.

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

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 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 $5.8 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company. For more information, please visit us on the Web at http://www.con-way.com/en/logistics.

About Menlo Logistics Europe

In Europe, Menlo Logistics maintains 16 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. For more information, go to www.menlologistics.com/europe

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for New Eindhoven DC

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(l-r) Philip Dunne, President Prologis Europe; Bram Verhoeven, SVP Benelux, Prologis Europe; Tony Gunn, MD Europe, Menlo Logistics; Staf Depla, Alderman City of Eindhoven and Robert Bianco, President, Menlo Logistics

Menlo Logistics and Prologis celebrate the development of their 70,000-square-meter logistics facility in Eindhoven, the Netherlands

EINDHOVEN — 15 Oct. 2015 — Menlo Logistics (Menlo), the US$1.7 billion global logistics and supply chain management subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), together with global industrial real estate developer Prologis, Inc. (NYSE: PLD), today held a formal groundbreaking ceremony for their new 70,000-square-meter regional logistics facility in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

A time capsule was buried as part of the ceremony containing an artist impression of the completed building, a Polaroid picture of the ceremony and a newspaper dated October 14. Presiding over the occasion were Robert Bianco, president, Menlo Logistics; Philip Dunne, president Prologis Europe; Tony Gunn, managing director Europe, Menlo Logistics and Staf Depla, alderman City of Eindhoven. Guests included representatives of the two companies, customers of Menlo and local dignitaries. The formal laying of the building’s foundation, symbolized by pouring of concrete, has been preceded by work on the site, which is proceeding on a schedule that will make the facility operational by April of next year.

In welcoming guests, Menlo’s Bianco said, “In a way Menlo’s development in Europe has come full circle. We started operations here, not far away in Eersel some twenty years ago and just as the Netherlands and the Benelux region as a whole have risen to prominence as Europe’s premier logistics hub, so Menlo has followed a similar path. Today, we lay the foundation of our seventeenth facility in Europe at a location which is ideal for us to continue increasing the scope of our logistics capabilities.”

The logistics center is located at the Acht industrial park in Eindhoven adjacent to the A2/N2 Eindhoven ring road, which offers direct access to Belgium and Germany, as well as Amsterdam to the north. When completed, it will be one of the largest build-to-suit projects in the region. The expansion spotlights Menlo’s commitment to investing in the expanding market for quality supply chain management, warehousing, distribution and fulfillment services in the Benelux, and its growing prominence as a strategic logistics hub for central Europe.

“This transaction reflects the strong demand for Class-A facilities in Tilburg, Eindhoven and Venlo and further strengthens Prologis’ presence in this market,” said Bram Verhoeven, country manager, Prologis Benelux. “We are pleased to further our global partnership with Menlo in the development of strategic industrial real estate properties that provide high-value logistics services for local, regional and global businesses.”

Commenting on the development of the new investment, Menlo’s managing director in Europe, Tony Gunn, said, “As a multi-client, multi-discipline facility, Eindhoven will become our flagship location for the wide range of logistics services we provide to customers across the seven primary industries we service in Europe. These include high-tech, healthcare, retail and consumer, manufacturing and e-commerce. It will also provide jobs for over 200 people and is an ideal match for the needs of our strategic growth plans in the Benelux, as well as Europe as a whole.”

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

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 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 $5.8 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company. For more information, please visit us on the Web at http://www.con-way.com/en/logistics.

About Menlo Logistics Europe

In Europe, Menlo Logistics maintains 16 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. For more information, go to www.menlologistics.com/europe

About Prologis
San Francisco, Calif.-based Prologis, Inc. (NYSE: PLD) is the global leader in industrial real estate. As of June 30, 2015, Prologis owned or had investments in, on a wholly owned basis or through co-investment ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 670 million square feet (62 million square meters) in 21 countries. The company leases modern distribution facilities to more than 5,200 customers, including third-party logistics providers, transportation companies, retailers and manufacturers.

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(l-r) Philip Dunne, President Prologis Europe; Bram Verhoeven, SVP Benelux, Prologis Europe; Tony Gunn, MD Europe, Menlo Logistics; Staf Depla, Alderman City of Eindhoven and Robert Bianco, President, Menlo Logistics

 

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Menlo Takes Care of Intimate Apparel

The intimate apparel brand LoveStories is working with Menlo Logistics in Europe, trusting the supply chain management expert to care for its customers’ lingerie purchases

AMSTERDAM — 1 October 2015 — Menlo Logistics (Menlo) knows well from past experience that high-end fashion apparel needs great care and precision in its distribution to retail outlets and end users. Menlo, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), is now servicing these needs for the privately owned Dutch retailer of intimate apparel, LoveStories, supplying product to wholesale and retail customers globally.

LoveStories produces designer lingerie created by the Dutch fashion designer Marloes Hoedeman, and it is looking to Menlo to deliver a high-quality service that befits the expectations of its discerning customers. The global logistics specialist receives the inbound merchandise from suppliers around the world, including Italy, Turkey, China and other parts of Asia. A number of value-added services are provided at Menlo’s Eersel facility (near Eindhoven); these include labelling/re-labelling, price tagging, packaging and document inserting.  Distribution is global in extent to both wholesale and retail outlets and, crucially, while volumes are kept to a minimum, Menlo also provides reverse logistics services to the customer.

In commenting on the Menlo’s services, Marloes Hoedeman said, “The market for designer fashion items is relatively small but demanding and is growing throughout Europe. In addition to a top-quality product, the key to our success in this competitive field is a high performance delivery service and efficient supply chain management. Menlo Logistics fulfils our requirements in this regard to the highest standard.”

From Menlo’s perspective, working with LoveStories gives the company an opportunity to exercise its skills within the fashion apparel sector. Martin ter Harmsel, Menlo’s business Development Director, Europe, emphasizes this, saying, “At Menlo, we have developed an in-depth knowledge of the garment industry and a proficiency in managing the supply chain demands specific to the global fashion business. We are delighted to put these at the disposal of a burgeoning,quality apparel supplier such as LoveStories.”

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

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

About Menlo Logistics Europe
In Europe, Menlo Logistics maintains 16 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. For more information, go to www.menlologistics.com/europe.

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 $5.8 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company. For more information, please visit us on the Web at http://www.con-way.com/en/logistics.

About LoveStories

LoveStories opened its first boutique, which can be found in the heart of Amsterdam’s famous shopping district the ‘9 streets’ in the Summer of 2014.  The collection is also sold in boutiques and department stores around the world, in 28 different countries such as Australia, Italy, Spain, Norway and Denmark. Furthermore the full collection is available at the web-store.

LoveStories is the brainchild of multi-talented Marloes Hoedeman, who is first and foremost a fashion and interior stylist. Hoedeman began her brand in the hopes of creating beautiful underwear for herself. A combination of high quality products blended with an affordable price. Her biggest inspirations, which guide her creative process, are exploring and travelling the world, filmography and literature. http://lovestoriesintimates.com

 

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Menlo Logistics Partners With Prologis on New 70,000 sq meter Distribution Center in Eindhoven

Build-to-Suit Logistics Hub Represents Major Expansion for Menlo in Benelux Region

AMSTERDAM — 1 Sept. 2015 — Menlo Logistics (Menlo), the US$1.7 billion global logistics and supply chain management subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced a build-to-suit agreement with global industrial real estate developer Prologis, Inc. (NYSE: PLD) for a new 70,000 square meter regional logistics facility in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

The facility will be located at the Acht industrial park in Eindhoven adjacent to the A2/N2 Eindhoven ring road, which offers direct access to Belgium and Germany, as well as Amsterdam to the north. It will be one of the largest build-to-suit projects in the region. The expansion spotlights Menlo’s commitment to investing in the expanding market for high-value warehousing, distribution and fulfillment services in the Benelux, and its growing prominence as a strategic logistics hub for central Europe.

“The Benelux region and Europe as a whole has always been a strong market for Menlo and represents one of our most promising growth areas, due largely to our presence in the healthcare sector, where we have served medical device manufacturers for many years,” said Robert L. Bianco Jr., president of San Francisco, California-based Menlo Logistics. “Our long-term lease for this facility with our real estate development partner, Prologis, further reinforces our commitment to the European market not only for healthcare logistics, but across a wide spectrum of industries. We are investing to grow with our customers.”

The new Eindhoven facility complements Menlo’s European footprint, which includes a network of 16 facilities throughout Europe staffed by 800 employees. The company services more than 30 European businesses and multinational companies in sectors such as healthcare, fashion and apparel, consumer goods, e-commerce, high tech, industrial manufacturing and automotive.

“This transaction reflects the strong demand for Class-A facilities in Tilburg, Eindhoven and Venlo and further strengthens Prologis’ presence in this market,” said Bram Verhoeven, country manager, Prologis Benelux. “We are pleased to further our global partnership with Menlo in the development of strategic industrial real estate properties that provide high-value logistics services for local, regional and global businesses.”

The new 70,000 square meter distribution centre will be a multi-discipline, multi-client facility capable of supporting the local, regional and global supply chain operations of manufacturers, distributors and service providers across a variety of industries.

Eindhoven will be one of Menlo’s most advanced facilities, with specific design elements and features to address the stringent requirements of the multiple industries the company supports. The facility also will be capable of delivering other value-added services such as picking and packing operations, product configuration, customized labeling and return management services. More than 200 employees will support the operation.

Initial site preparation for the facility began in late July. Construction is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2016.

“This new facility is an ideal match for our needs and will accommodate the rapid growth we expect from our ambitious European expansion plans,” said Tony Gunn, managing director, Menlo Logistics Europe. “Prologis collaborated effectively with us to develop a modern, strategically located facility built to our exact specifications. It will provide another efficient platform from which we can employ our Lean approach to logistics and supply chain management.”

Menlo is a leading global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services with operations on five continents. Established in Europe for more than 20 years, the company’s services range from dedicated contract logistics to warehousing, distribution, fulfillment and transportation management, supply chain engineering and other value-added services across multiple industries.

Prologis is the leading provider of industrial real estate in the Benelux, with approximately 1.7 million square meters of logistics and distribution space in the region. Menlo also partners with Prologis to lease and operate logistics facilities in Asia and North America.

“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,” concluded Menlo’s Bianco.

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

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 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 $5.8 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company. For more information, please visit us on the Web at http://www.con-way.com/en/logistics.

About Menlo Logistics Europe

In Europe, Menlo Logistics maintains 16 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. For more information, go to www.menlologistics.com/europe

ABOUT PROLOGIS
San Francisco, Calif.-based Prologis, Inc. (NYSE: PLD) is the global leader in industrial real estate. As of June 30, 2015, Prologis owned or had investments in, on a wholly owned basis or through co-investment ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 670 million square feet (62 million square meters) in 21 countries. The company leases modern distribution facilities to more than 5,200 customers, including third-party logistics providers, transportation companies, retailers and manufacturers.

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Menlo Logistics Wins National Business Success Award

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.”

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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

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

Menlo Logistics images are available at www.conway.com/en/about_con_way/newsroom.

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.

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Menlo Expands Freight Brokerage Service into Eastern Europe

With the opening of a Prague office dedicated to its European Freight Brokerage Service, Menlo Logistics is expanding its reach into Eastern Europe.

Amsterdam, 20 July 2015

Menlo Freight Brokerage was fully established in Europe in 2013, operating initially from the company’s European headquarters office in Amsterdam. With growth in customer demand, Menlo recently expanded its brokerage operations, opening a second office in Prague. The new office extends the reach of Menlo’s freight brokerage services to the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Romania and Russia in coordination with current operations in Amsterdam.

Menlo Freight Brokerage is a transportation service which extends the 3PL warehousing and supply chain management services portfolio of Menlo Logistics in Europe. This dedicated freight brokerage operation provides cost-effective multimodal transportation booking and management solutions supporting the freight transport needs of commercial and industrial businesses throughout Europe

Koert Bloemers, Menlo’s General Manager Transportation Europe emphasized the significance of the Prague move, “The key aims of the new office are to broaden our footprint through new business relationships in Eastern Europe and extending the high quality services already established in Amsterdam.”

With its expanding freight brokerage capabilities, Menlo is now able to offer a wide-ranging service from arranging transportation for single shipments to total transportation management solutions. This is supported with a strong, widespread carrier and procurement network, coupled with a team of transportation specialists who consistently deliver innovative solutions for customers

Menlo’s Managing Director, Tony Gunn also commented, “In establishing Menlo Freight Brokerage in Europe we have adopted best practices from our North American colleagues, where it is branded Con-way Multimodal, and combined those with our Lean tools and a team of European transport specialists to create a unique service offering for European shippers. The concept is different from the historically well-known in Europe, freight forwarding, or expedition model. Brokerage has a greater higher flexibility and operates with a wider supplier portfolio, creating better purchasing power and worldwide coverage.”

For more information about Menlo’s expanded transportation brokerage services in Eastern Europe, contact our Prague office at +420 702 281 336

Or by email to Vasicek.Martin@menloworldwide.com

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About Menlo Logistics Europe

In Europe, Menlo Logistics maintains twenty dedicated or Multi-Client Logistics Centers and Transportation Control Towers located in the Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Hungary and the United Kingdom. This Warehouse and Transportation network can serve as 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 & Consumer, e-Fulfilment, Healthcare, e-Returns, Manufacturing Support, Data Center 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

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

Menlo Logistics images are available at  www.conway.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.

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Diebold Recognizes Menlo Logistics with 2014 Platinum Award for Supplier Excellence

Amsterdam – June 08 2015 – Menlo Logistics, the $1.7 billion supply chain management subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW) announced today that it has been honored by Diebold, Incorporated, with the 2014 Platinum Award for Supplier Excellence.

Diebold is a global leader in providing innovative financial self-service, security, software and service solutions to financial, commercial, retail and other markets. Menlo was one of only two Diebold suppliers — and the only logistics company — to be awarded the Platinum designation, which is Diebold’s highest accolade for superior performance delivered by their suppliers. More than 100 suppliers attended the awards ceremony.

Menlo has been a global supply chain partner of Diebold since 2007 and had previously won the company’s Silver Award six times. Menlo won the Platinum Award on the strength of its integrated logistics solutions for Diebold, which incorporate strategic 4PL supply chain engineering and network optimization services with functional, day-to-day third party logistics (3PL) services.

These services include transportation procurement and management through three global transportation “control tower” centers in Auburn Hills, Michigan, Budapest, Hungary, and Shanghai, China, as well as traditional 3PL services such as warehouse design, management and fulfillment. The solutions include a Diebold-dedicated warehouse operated by Menlo in the U.S. that supports assembly, staging and distribution of finished products as well as component materials to Diebold plants globally.

“Menlo has consistently provided Diebold with outstanding global logistics solutions that meet our strategic and tactical supply chain operation needs,” said Linda Parcher, Diebold vice president and chief supply chain officer. “During the past eight years, through Menlo’s leadership in Lean continuous improvement methods, we have realized substantial improvements in our supply chain operating systems and process innovations that have elevated supply chain performance. Diebold awarding Menlo with a Platinum Award for Supplier Excellence is reflective of the value Menlo has provided during our partnership.

“True collaboration and commitment to continuous improvement are about recognizing and accepting the need for change . . . and change is hard,” said Robert L. Bianco Jr., Menlo’s president. “What I’m most proud of is that over the eight years we’ve had the privilege of being a Diebold supplier, we still sit down regularly and examine what we do and why, and we have the fortitude to ask the hard questions and not settle for the status quo. Our team is still innovating, still applying Lean methods to find new opportunities to create value and reduce costs.”

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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: lifestyle, fashion & apparel; healthcare and medtech; e-fulfillment and e-returns; manufacturing support; data center logistics; spare parts and aftermarket supply and high tech. The European headquarters is at the multi-client Amsterdam Distribution Centre in the Netherlands. www.menlologistics.com/europe

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

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.

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Menlo Logistics Expanding Automotive Presence in India

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NEW DELHI — April 1, 2015  Menlo Logistics (Menlo), the US$1.7 billion global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), has continued to expand its automotive logistics operations in India, moving to a new after-sales spare parts facility in Dharuhera, near New Delhi in Haryana state.

The 3,846-square-meter facility is managed on behalf of a global brand-named client and is situated in an OEM automotive parts cluster including Manesar, Neemrana, Bhiwadi, Bawal and Dharuhera. Close to the highway network, the warehouse provides good access to a car transporter hub and also Delhi International Airport, which is 66 km away.

“Our customers are expanding their operations across India, driven by consumer demand as car and truck sales increase. We are supporting that growth by moving to a larger, more modern facility for one of our leading automotive customers. We are planning to have the facility certified to Lean Bronze standard by the third quarter of 2015,” said Amit Dhingra, Director Operations, India, Menlo Logistics.

In other news, Menlo Logistics is also planning to certify its Lean processes at an in-plant truck assembly operation in Rudrapur in Uttarakhand state — which began operations in 2014 — for another major automotive company.

Menlo manages all aspects of logistics and storage for the chassis line, engine line, cowl line and post-body operations, and this includes frames, engines, axles, leaf springs, bumpers, fuel tanks, canopies, spare parts and fasteners.

“We have a deep understanding of the complex supply chain requirements of our automotive customers in India, and we are investing in building our capabilities and solutions across the country in this dynamic industry,” said Desmond Chan, Managing Director, South Asia, Menlo Logistics.

Menlo Logistics’ India operations have grown to 18 sites in 2015 from five in 2007, and the employee base has increased to 700 full-time and part-time staff. The company’s gross revenue in India has increased by five times in 2014 when compared to 2007.

“We have also increased our presence in other vertical markets such as health care, heavy engineering and high-tech — with strong footprints in the automotive sector,” said Dhingra.

Menlo Logistics opened a regional office in Pune in Maharashtra state, which is India’s leading automotive and IT hub. The head office is in New Delhi.

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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 fulfilment and light assembly through a strategic network of multiclient 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 $5.8 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company. For more information, please visit us on the Web at http://www.con-way.com/en/logistics.

 

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Menlo Secures ISO 13485 Status for Specialist Handling of Medical Devices

Menlo Secures ISO 13485 Status for Specialist Handling of Medical Devices

Amsterdam – March 2nd 2015  - As further evidence of its proficiency in the medical device sector, Menlo Logistics, (Menlo), the global logistics and supply chain management unit of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) has achieved ISO 13485: 2003 for its Eersel (Neth.) facility.

The International Standard sets specifications for a quality management system where an organization demonstrates its ability to manufacture or control and handle inventory management of medical devices and related logistics services while complying with applicable international regulations governing the supply and distribution of medical devices, and consistently meet customer requirements.

Menlo’s Eersel site in the south of the Netherlands provides logistics and supply chain management services to two divisions of the Getinge group, which is a leading global provider of equipment and systems to the healthcare and life sciences industries. ArjoHuntleigh, the division specializing in medical equipment for those with reduced mobility and its corporate sibling Maquet, also a producing of high-end medical devices, both benefit from Menlo’s professional abilities dedicated to the specific supply chain needs of sophisticated healthcare medical supplies.

Commenting on the attainment of the ISO 13485 standard Menlo’s Senior Director of Business Development, Arthur van Gerven said, “Both quality assurance and regulatory compliance are essential for a logistics company offering supply chain services to the medical device sector. Therefore, we are pleased with the ISO accolade.  Menlo, however, believes success in this sector also involves a sharing of similar cultures with our business partners.  In the case of our Eersel customers this includes a mutual dedication to Lean continuous improvement practices as well as a commitment to quality and compliance.”

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About Menlo Logistics Europe

In Europe, Menlo Logistics maintains 17 dedicated and multiclient logistics centres located in the Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany and the United Kingdom. This warehouse network can serve as a pan-European distribution solution using one or several facilities.

Supply chain and transportation management solutions, as well as 3PL, warehousing and distribution services, are offered to a variety of vertical industry sectors, including: lifestyle, fashion and apparel; health care and medtech; e-fulfillment and e-returns; manufacturing support; data center logistics; spare parts and aftermarket supply and high-tech. The European headquarters is at the multiclient 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 fulfilment and light assembly, through a strategic network of multiclient 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 $5.8 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company.

 

 

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Menlo Presents Guidance for Specialist Supply Chain Management in the Medical Device Sector

Amsterdam – December 5th 2014

Menlo Logistics, (Menlo), the global logistics and supply chain management unit of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) is emphasising the specialised nature of the Medical Device (Medtech) supply chain in Europe.  Menlo is particularly keen to outline the particular skills and capabilities required by a 3PL to manage the unique requirements of medical device manufacturers and the hospitals and health systems that make up the majority of consumers.

A detailed review of the sector, including consultation with a number of leading global suppliers in the sector, has lead Menlo to conclude that five key attributes of a 3PL/supply chain service provider are essential to deliver an effective service.

Speaking at the Life Sciences Supply Chain Summit in Amsterdam yesterday, Arthur van Gerven, Menlo’s Senior Director of Business Development in Europe said, “We are finding that the introduction of a centralised warehousing and distribution model, replacing national level networks, is being increasingly employed in Europe by medical device manufacturers; the process is most often assisted by a 3PL with global capabilities.”

During a panel session which included leading suppliers supporting his view, van Gerven continued, “However, once the ‘big picture’ re-engineering of a complex supply chain has been completed, the incumbent 3PL must have the necessary skills and capabilities to continue the job within the re-aligned infrastructure.”

The five key attributes that Menlo believes are essential to fulfil customer expectations in the medical device sector are outlined in the diagram below.

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Menlo is at pains to stress that a commonality of culture is the dominant factor in the mix. “You need the right culture, a shared mindset between people in both organisations to implement a structured and continuous improvement process,” said van Gerven at the Summit.  Menlo’s own solution to this need is to employ the Lean concept, applying the well-established waste-reduction technique to logistics.  “While this shared culture is the most difficult of the five to achieve, it is the most important, as it is also the driver of quality,” he emphasised.  The other three elements, while critical, are easier for a 3PL to put in place.

In addition, van Gerven’s Amsterdam comments drew on the contents of a soon to be published White Paper by Menlo entitled ‘Rationalising the Medical Device Supply Chain’*.  The five key 3PL attributes are described in detail within the White Paper along with results of other research into the European Medical Device market, estimated to be worth €100 billion.  The sector employs 575,000 people, working for around 23,000 companies, 95% of which are SMEs (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises).

The aim of the White Paper is to summarise the current challenges to producers, suppliers and consumers in optimising their supply chains and contains examples of how the players, including their logistics service providers, are responding in order to design supply networks and work processes that are more refined, efficient, effective and environmentally friendly.

*Pre-publication advanced copies of the White Paper are available for review by the media on request

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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: lifestyle, fashion & apparel; healthcare and medtech; e-fulfillment and e-returns; manufacturing support; data center logistics; spare parts and aftermarket supply and high tech. The European headquarters is at the multi-client Amsterdam Distribution Centre in the Netherlands. www.menlologistics.com/europe

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

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.

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