Wednesday, October 10, 2012

IT Experts Appoint Menlo Logistics to Warehouse and Distribute Freight

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SINGAPORE - Menlo Worldwide Logistics, a subsidiary company of the Con-way Inc. group which encompasses road haulage and a range of supply chain services, has achieved a bit of a coup this week acquiring the contract to handle warehousing and freight distribution services for Riverbed Technology in the South East Asian city state adding a new regional distribution center in Singapore to the technology company’s two existing locations in the United States and The Netherlands.

More than 19,000 organizations worldwide depend on Riverbed® to understand, optimize and consolidate their IT infrastructure, through solutions that overcome performance issues caused by distance, distributed computing, and ever increasing amounts of data. With the new deal Menlo Worldwide provides traditional warehousing and distribution services and a custom warehouse management system to Riverbed from its near 120,000 square foot multi client warehouse facility, which is strategically located within the Free Trade Zone at Airport Logistics Park at Changi Airport in Singapore. Additionally, Menlo provides value-added services including kitting, packing, returns management and configure-to-order, yielding increased order fill rates and lower inventory.

Menlo’s multi-client warehouse management solution offers flexibility in contract commitment length, the ability to share existing IT platforms, an experienced management and labour infrastructure, requisite equipment and assets, and a more extensive geographic network of pre-configured warehouse operations. Mike Havey, vice president of operations at Riverbed, commented:

“We wanted to better serve our customers in Asia-Pacific, and accomplished this by working with Menlo Worldwide in Singapore. Menlo Worldwide has the expertise and on-the-ground knowledge necessary to allow us to immediately attend to the business of customer satisfaction through faster order turnaround times. Their adoption of lean principles and their superior reputation as a leader in global logistics makes them the ideal partner for Riverbed in Singapore.”

Menlo now has freight handling facilities across North America, Mexico, Europe and the Pacific Rim countries and Desmond Chan, managing director, South Asia, Menlo Worldwide Logistics, was clearly delighted with his latest client saying:

“At Menlo, we’ve worked hard to build the strong global presence and flexible services and solutions our customers need to succeed in today’s competitive business environment. We’re thrilled to work with Riverbed in Singapore and look forward to helping to further optimize their supply chain and successfully grow their global operations.”

Photo: Jack an online character which instructs on Riverbed products.