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3PL news: Menlo expands relationship with Dana Holding Corporation

By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor
October 26, 2010

Menlo Worldwide Logistics LLC, a third-party logistics (3PL) subsidiary of freight transportation services provider Con-way Inc. announced this week it has expanded its relationship with Dana Holding Corporation, a provider of driveline products, power technologies, and genuine service parts for light and heavy manufacturers.

Menlo and Dana’s relationship dates back to 2008, when it began providing various 3PL services for Dana in North America, including covering inbound and outbound transportation to Dana sites in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, providing 3PL services and logistics cost analysis and control.

With this week’s announcement, Menlo said it now providing logistics services for Dana in Dana’s 19 Europe-based manufacturing plants. This initiative began earlier this year, according to Tony Gunn, Menlo’s managing director in Europe.

In terms of the service offerings Menlo is providing Dana with in Europe, company officials said Menlo is rolling out 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 said it will employ its established, process-driven formula from its ‘control tower’ facility in Eersel, Netherlands.

“Menlo utilizes Lean methodologies to drive costs out of the supply chain,” said Gunn. “This specific program includes shipment tracking and comprehensive visibility, carrier bookings control, cost auditing and relevant KPI monitoring.”

When asked what the biggest competitive advantages of this announcement are for Menlo, Gunn explained that it demonstrates how Menlo is uniquely positioned to meet to supply chain needs of today’s global enterprises, leveraging both a legacy of supply chain experience and a deep bench of process and technology innovation.

Dana Senior Global Logistics Manager Paul Wood said in a statement that this extended collaboration 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 its transport providers.

“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,” said Wood.

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Jeff Berman
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Jeff Berman is Group News Editor for Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, and Supply Chain Management Review. Jeff works and lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where he covers all aspects of the supply chain, logistics, freight transportation, and materials handling sectors on a daily basis. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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