Diebold expanding relationship with Menlo Worldwide Logistics

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DIMenlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc., announced that it is expanding its relationship with Diebold Inc. by serving as the company’s principal worldwide logistics management provider. Diebold — a global provider of integrated self-service delivery and security systems and services — employs more than 17,000 associates with representation in nearly 90 countries worldwide and is headquartered in Canton, Ohio.

Under the expanded role, Menlo will operate in a “lead logistics provider” capacity, assuming responsibility for projects, workstreams, operating plans and management of service providers executing logistics functions, with the goal of further streamlining Diebold’s global supply chain, reducing logistics costs and improving product velocity and deliverability. Menlo’s expanded responsibilities will focus on warehouse network rationalization and optimization, and implementation of processes to identify and reduce waste and inefficiency. Diebold originally contracted with Menlo in 2005 to provide transportation management services.

The expanded work scope calls for Menlo to work with Diebold’s executive supply chain management team to further examine and recommend improvements to Diebold’s global logistics infrastructure, particularly its network of warehousing and fulfillment operations, initially in North America and Europe. As lead logistics provider, Menlo will help Diebold redesign its global logistics footprint by analyzing material and information flows, physical network layout and capacity needs, and then recommending new solutions and designs to streamline functional execution, operations and service.

In addition to its lead logistics provider role, San Mateo, Calif.-based Menlo will continue to provide third-party logistics (3PL) services, managing three warehouses for Diebold in the United States as well as its primary European distribution operations in Hungary at Diebold’s manufacturing plant in Budapest.