Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc., announced the rollout of Menlo Transportation Services, its next-generation transportation management portfolio designed to deliver optimized solutions that remove waste, create new efficiencies and introduce lean continuous improvement processes to transportation network operations.
According to the company, the introduction of Menlo Transportation Services marks a concerted effort to leverage its experience and expertise into a comprehensive service offering for transportation network management, both regionally and globally. “Transportation networks and the operating costs they generate are one of the largest expenditure areas for any supply chain,” says Robert Bianco Jr., Menlo president.
Bianco says today’s customers want more specific capabilities and solutions, with rapid deployment and faster cost-saving results. “They want proven best practices, coupled with experienced people using the latest systems to plan, optimize, execute, measure and improve their transportation processes as a whole, across the full gamut from sourcing to settlement, or at the individual node level,” he says. “And they want it delivered as an outsourced, flexible service that can scale to their needs and flows in the supply chain. That’s what Menlo Transportation Services will do.”
Menlo says that within the Menlo Transportation Services portfolio are two primary service offerings: Solution Engineering and Transportation Management:
• Solution Engineering employs technology tools to design more efficient, faster and more reliable transportation networks, globally or regionally; and
• Transportation Management uses disciplined processes and integrated software applications to execute a full menu of transactional transportation functions, across all modes, within or between geographies.
Armstrong says Menlo’s expanded technology portfolio, which now leverages Oracle’s OTM top-tier TM platform, has increased both its strategic and tactical lead logistics provider transportation network management capabilities. “We see the evolution of Menlo’s transportation management operations into Menlo Transportation Services as a significant move in recognizing its expanded capabilities and ongoing LLP service line growth,” Armstrong says.