Menlo Worldwide Logistics announced that it has expanded its services with Dana Holding Corp. to provide logistics services to the company’s 19 manufacturing plants in Europe. Menlo has been facilitating Dana’s North American operations since early in 2008, providing 3PL services covering both inbound and outbound transportation to sites in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
“We are building on the productive relationship that we have enjoyed with Dana in North America over the last two years,” says Tony Gunn, Menlo’s managing director, Europe. “At Menlo, we aim to continually develop the services we offer our customers by increasing our knowledge of their operations and applying our skills to deliver to them incremental efficiencies. Our focus is constantly on our customer’s peace of mind, and we look forward to delivering this sense of security to Dana in Europe.”
Menlo will rollout an engineered program of optimization across Dana’s European supply chains over the next three years. Managing carrier operations both inbound to Dana’s 19 plants and all outbound product distribution to European destinations, Menlo will employ its process-driven formula. Supervised from its “control tower” facility in Eersel, Netherlands, the methodology includes shipment tracking and visibility, carrier bookings control, cost auditing and relevant KPI monitoring.
“We believe this program with Menlo will add long-term value to Dana through leveraged spend, improved audit processes, clarity of data on a single system for the whole of Europe, and professional management of our transport providers,” says Paul Wood, Dana’s senior global logistics manager. “It will give us a process and set of tools to review our network design in a standardized and methodological way, and detailed spend visibility.”