AMSTERDAM, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Menlo Worldwide Logistics (Menlo), the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) continues its expansion of distribution centres (DCs) across Europe with the establishment of a 16,000 sqm facility at Genk, Belgium. Providing warehousing, distribution and supply chain management services to a variety of manufacturing and retail industries, Menlo now operates two facilities in Belgium, with combined space of 21,000 sqm. The Genk DC has the capability to serve local customers and also to act as a supply hub for Western European markets.
The Genk distribution centre (DC) provides a wide range of receiving, inventory management, fulfilment, export shipping, distribution, returns management and supply chain control services. In particular Menlo's transport management services (TMS) and Lean philosophy are employed to implement a programme of continuous improvement within customers' international supply chains.
A typical example of such a process would be a multi-national manufacturing organization with a wide range of consumer or business-to-business products and a need to integrate and optimize its supply chain across multiple brands. Apply the resources of its multi-user facilities such as Genk, Menlo becomes a critical outsourced component of the customer's supply chain by establishing a centralized European distribution hub. The DC works in harmony with a flexible supply chain management solution that can be adapted to the customer's changing marketing and production demands.
Menlo's Genk facility is operating as a multi-user facility for companies distributing product throughout Europe and has capacity to extend its services to further users both regional and international.
"The European business community recognized early on the value of logistics outsourcing," said Tony Gunn, Menlo's Managing Director, Europe. "Our strategic operations in Genk, and our other facilities throughout Europe, provide value-added services for major manufacturers and retailers in the region. Genk is a key location for the global Menlo network."
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.
Menlo's European headquarters is at the multi-client Amsterdam Distribution Centre in the Netherlands.
About Menlo Worldwide Logistics
Menlo Worldwide 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-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 $5.6 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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