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.
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
- Export documentation
- Customs clearance
- 24 x 7 on-call spares center
Enquiries regarding Sohren warehouse space and service availability to –
Walter Gerhard, Site Manager. +49 6543 500130. firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.