Diebold, a leading provider of integrated self-service delivery and security systems has awarded Menlo Worldwide Logistics its Silver Certification for logistics services. The global operation is centered on three ‘control towers’ including Menlo’s facility in Budapest.
Amsterdam, 2nd July 2013 – Innovative solutions to complex supply chain problems and the application of Lean tools and methodologies to improve processes and remove waste has garnered Menlo this prestigious award from Diebold, Incorporated as a top-performing logistics services provider. Diebold’s award recognises Menlo for innovation, cost savings and value delivered in support of the Company’s cost alignment strategies.
Menlo, the global logistics and supply chain management unit of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) has been a Diebold global supply chain partner since 2007. Today, Menlo provides Diebold with strategic 4PL supply chain engineering and network optimization, as well as functional, day-to-day third party logistics (3PL) services. Among the services provided are global transportation procurement and management.
One of the three “control tower” operations from which Menlo services Diebold’s global supply chain is based in Budapest, where Menlo’s facility has been operational for several years. From here Menlo manages all tactical operations for shipments that cover within domestic Europe, and all intercontinental shipments both inbound and outbound from Budapest. The two other ‘control towers’ are located in Auburn Hills, Michigan within the United States and within Shanghai, China.
“Menlo provides Diebold with comprehensive solutions that meet our needs for strategic and tactical supply chain operations support, on a global basis,” said Linda Parcher,
vice-president and chief supply chain officer, Diebold. “During the past six years, through Menlo’s leadership applying Lean continuous improvement methods, we have realized substantial improvements in our supply chain operating systems, as well as design and process innovations that have elevated supply chain performance.”
“The most difficult task for a logistics provider is demonstrating, year-in-and–year-out, the rigor and discipline to examine the solutions we provide to customers, and then re-engineer them in a structured, continuous effort to improve and renew the value,” noted Robert L. Bianco, Jr., president, Menlo Worldwide Logistics. “I am most proud of this honor from Diebold because it recognizes that even after six years of hard work, collaborative and constructive change, our team is still innovating, and applying our Lean tools to find new opportunities to create value and reduce costs.”
The application of Lean principles to supply chain management is central to Menlo’s service offering in Europe. “Optimizing the components of a single process does not necessarily mean that the entire supply chain will be optimized as a result. It is the focus on continuous improvement, which is central to Lean that makes the concept so successful in eliminating waste that exists today,” said Menlo Europe’s Managing Director, Tony Gunn.
Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) is a global leader in providing innovative self-service technology, security systems and related services. Diebold has approximately 16,000 employees worldwide and is headquartered near Canton, Ohio, USA. Visit Diebold at www.diebold.com or on Twitter: http://twitter.com/DieboldInc.
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; defence and government services and retail e-fulfilment.
The European headquarters is at the multi-client Amsterdam Distribution Centre in the Netherlands.
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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 Mateo, Calif.-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 fulfilment 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. For more information, please visit us on the Web at www.con-way.com.