The Mexico division of Dana Holding Corp., Dana México Corporacion S. de R.L. de C.V., said its long-established relationship with Menlo Worldwide Logistics elsewhere in North America led them to contract with the third party provider for transportation management services in Mexico. Under the agreement, Menlo will manage the company's intra-Mexico freight movements and cross-border transportation of inbound and outbound components and finished goods to US and Canadian customers. The new services represent an expansion of Menlo's existing relationship with the automotive supplier, which also includes managing inbound and outbound shipments throughout North America and providing logistics cost analysis and control.
"We chose Menlo to manage our transportation function in Mexico because of their demonstrated success meeting our needs in the rest of North America,” said Michaella Schaller, director of global logistics, Dana. "With Menlo, we benefit from their application of Lean methodologies to cut costs and we gain a single-source solution that provides seamless visibility into our entire North American network.”
Dana México's manufacturing operations span facilities in Mexico City, Toluca, Monterrey, Chihuahua and Queretaro. A Menlo team located on-site at Dana's logistics headquarters in Queretaro manages the transportation, complemented by a small freight audit team based at Menlo's Guadalajara supply chain office. Menlo's proprietary logistics management system (LMS) provides web-based control and visibility, and order entry capabilities to all locations for all moves. Additionally, Menlo is responsible for interacting with customs brokers to set priorities for shipments and optimizing trailer utilization to deliver more efficient scheduling.
Menlo Worldwide Logistics is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. www.con-way.com.