Navistar selects Menlo as global lead logistics provider

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Navistar International Corp. announced Oct. 10 that it has selected Menlo Worldwide Logistics as its global lead logistics provider to support its global growth strategies as the company moves into new marketplaces. Navistar says working with Menlo will help it continue to build its competitive cost structure.

Menlo, the global supply chain management subsidiary of Con-way Inc., will support Navistar’s strategies to achieve world-class performance in its global logistics network, including management of global transportation providers, regional warehouse management, lead time planning and net landed cost modeling.

The outsourcing initiative represents a significant step forward for Navistar’s plans to accelerate growth globally and speed the introduction of its products into new markets, says Ed Melching, director of global logistics for the Warrenville, Ill.-based company.

“Effective logistics operations are based on superior processes and well-engineered supply chain practices,” Melching says. “It’s fundamental to supply chain velocity and a competitive cost structure. Menlo is an ideal partner for Navistar as we build a world-class logistics capability that will make us more profitable and enable us to better serve our customers.”

Navistar says that through a comprehensive review process, it determined that Menlo — a global leader in the integration of all functions across the supply chain, from sourcing of raw materials through product manufacturing to the distribution of finished goods — was the logistics provider most capable of addressing the breadth and depth of the company’s logistics requirements.

“We are very proud and excited to be selected for this highly strategic and mission-critical role supporting Navistar’s business objectives.” says Robert L. Bianco Jr., president of San Mateo, Calif.-based Menlo Worldwide Logistics. “It’s clear that Navistar is determined to elevate their logistics and supply chain operations into a source of competitive advantage. The role of lead logistics provider is a tremendous opportunity for Menlo, and we look forward to demonstrating the value of this engagement for Navistar and its customers.”