SAN FRANCISCO and NORTH CANTON, Ohio, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovative solutions to complex supply chain problems and the application of Lean tools and methodologies to improve processes and remove waste has garnered Menlo Worldwide Logistics a prestigious award from Diebold, Incorporated as a top-performing logistics services provider.
Diebold recently conferred upon Menlo its Silver Certification designation, recognizing the company for innovation, cost savings and value delivered in support of Diebold'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, with a global "control tower" operation in Auburn Hills, Mich., complemented by regional control centers in Budapest, Hungary and Shanghai that direct local and inter-regional transportation activities in those geographies.
Traditional 3PL services include warehouse design, management and fulfillment, with Menlo operating a Diebold-dedicated warehouse in the United States that supports assembly, staging and distribution of finished products as well as component materials to Diebold plants globally.
"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 at 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."
Menlo's global footprint and process expertise, when coupled with its standardized Lean methods worldwide, local market knowledge and industry insight, provides rapid value delivery and a proven roadmap for continuous supply chain performance improvement – which directly benefits Diebold and other global clients, noted Robert L. Bianco, Jr., president, Menlo Worldwide Logistics.
"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," Bianco said. "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."
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About Diebold Diebold, Incorporated is a global leader in providing integrated self-service delivery and security systems and services. Diebold employs approximately 16,000 associates with representation in nearly 90 countries worldwide and is headquartered in the Canton, Ohio area, USA. Diebold is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol 'DBD.' For more information, visit the company's website at www.diebold.com or follow the company on Twitter: http://twitter.com/DieboldInc.
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, 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 fulfillment 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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