Menlo Rolls Out Transportation Services Offering

Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc., has announced the roll out of Menlo Transportation Services, its transportation management portfolio designed to deliver optimized solutions that remove waste, create new efficiencies and introduce lean continuous improvement processes to transportation network operations.

Within the Menlo Transportation Services portfolio are two primary service offerings: Solution Engineering and Transportation Management. Both offerings leverage transportation and logistics professionals applying lean methodologies and standardized practices to deliver services matched to individual customer needs.

Solution Engineering encompasses capabilities to:
œ Assess, benchmark and understand the current state of transportation networks.
œ Identify areas of waste and inefficiency using lean tools and methodologies.
œ Design, test and optimize alternative operating models and transportation network designs.
œ Develop and implement a road map and timeline to deploy redesigns and/or introduce network improvements.
œ Measure and evaluate the new operating model to ensure projected benefits are being captured. Where shortfalls exist, identify root causes of failure, develop and deploy corrective actions.

Transportation Management allows users to:
œ Evaluate and source transportation resources, manage freight transportation contracts and rates; create value and operating synergies with transportation service providers.
œ Tender and manage freight shipments, and confirm acceptance of planned shipments by carriers across all modes, including status of multiple events in the transport cycle from pickup, to in-transit monitoring through delivery.
œ Integrate product and order information (such as sales or purchase orders) with transportation data and documents to provide a single, holistic view of goods in transit, with visibility to product orders as well as transportation transactions.
œ Settle and pay freight charges, and audit charges against contract rates.
œ Track and manage claims for short, damaged or missing shipments.
œ Generate performance analytics and business intelligence on transportation spend and service metrics to drive additional predictive modeling, qualitative measurement and gap analysis to identify, validate and implement continuous improvement opportunities.

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