SAN FRANCISCO and NORTH CANTON, Ohio, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 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."
About Menlo Logistics
Menlo Logistics (www.menlologistics.com) 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, Calif.-based Menlo's 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 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 www.con-way.com.
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