Menlo Grows Its Logistics Offering in the Medical Device Sector

Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:00pm EST

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  AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, Feb 14 (Marketwire) -- 
Menlo Worldwide Logistics (Menlo) is the global logistics subsidiary of
Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) providing supply chain management services to a
variety of manufacturing and retail industries. Menlo's recent growth in
the healthcare sector and, in particular in the supply chain management
of medical devices has been further confirmed by the contract signing for
logistics service provision in Europe to specialist defibrillator
manufacturer, Physio Control.

    Physio Control, owned by private equity company Bain Capital, is the
world leader in the development, manufacturing, sale and service of
external defibrillators, monitors and emergency medical response
products. It supplies tools of the highest quality to help clinicians and
emergency responders throughout the world. 

    Menlo will utilise its multi-user facility in Maastricht (Netherlands) to
manage and stage Physio Control's inbound inventory for Europe, coming
chiefly from the US. At the Maastricht Logistics Centre Menlo will then
carry-out light assembly work, managing warehouse services and fulfilling
orders for delivery throughout Europe. The facility is a focus for
Menlo's particular propensity to process medical devices and the
skill-sets especially required to manage such complex supply chains. 

    Physio Control's Director, CPR Products Operations/EMEA Supply Chain,
Project Lead Paul Rasmusson commented on the arrangement, "Menlo's
multi-user option at Maastricht played a large part in our decision. We
foresee significant cost-savings resulting from the flexibility this
facility affords. Menlo is also reassuringly reactive to our changing
supply chain needs, a consequence I believe of their commitment to
continuous improvement inherent in the Lean philosophy that runs
throughout the organization." The need for precision in delivery
performance and efficiency throughout its supply chain is self-evident
with products of this nature and Menlo's track record in handling medical
devices and other healthcare products was a primary reason for Physio
Control to choose the logistics supplier for its European distribution
and transport management, commented Mr. Rasmusson.

    Menlo's service provision also includes Physio Control staff embedded in
the Menlo operation to ensure the most efficient of client-supplier
communication and rapid response to the challenging dynamics of the
market.

    In welcoming the expansion in Menlo business in the sector, Managing
Director Europe, Tony Gunn, said, "The medical device market has many
demanding facets. We feel that Menlo's particular culture of a long-term
approach to customer relationships and our ability to adapt to their
changing needs is particularly relevant to this sector. What we are able
to provide for Physio Control at Maastricht is not a just a state-of-the
art facility but the opportunity to plug straight into established
competencies and infrastructure without undue investment -- and that is
what 3PL benefits are all about," he added.

    About Menlo Worldwide Logistics Europe
 In Europe Menlo Worldwide
Logistics maintains seventeen dedicated and multi-client logistics
centers located in the Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany and
the United Kingdom. This warehouse network can serve as pan-European
distribution solution using one or several facilities.

    Supply chain and transport management solutions as well as 3PL,
warehousing and distribution services are offered to a variety of
vertical industry sectors including: fashion & apparel; healthcare and
medical equipment; hi-tech electronic and data network equipment;
automotive; defence and government services and retail e-fulfilment.

    The European headquarters is at the multi-client Amsterdam Distribution
Centre in The Netherlands.

    About Menlo Worldwide Logistics 
 Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a
US$1.6 billion global provider of logistics, transportation management
and supply chain services with operations in five continents, including
North America. As a third-party logistics provider, San Mateo,
Calif.-based Menlo Worldwide Logistics' services range from dedicated
contract logistics to warehouse and distribution management,
transportation management, supply chain reengineering and other
value-added services including packaging, kitting, order fulfilment and
light assembly through a strategic network of multi-client and dedicated
facilities. With more than 17 million square feet of dedicated warehouse
space in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, and
industry-leading technologies, Menlo Worldwide Logistics creates
effective, integrated solutions for the transportation and distribution
needs of leading businesses around the world. 

    Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:
CNW), a $5.3 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics
company. For more information, please visit us on the Web at
www.con-way.com. Follow Menlo Worldwide Logistics on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/MenloLogistics 

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