Signing ceremony marks launch of programme to encourage development of local Singapore graduates for logistics and supply chain management careers
Singapore, 27 June 2013: Menlo Worldwide Logistics (Menlo), the US$1.7 billion global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW) and Temasek Polytechnic, a tertiary education institution in Singapore that offers diploma courses in the areas of applied science, business, design, engineering, humanities & social sciences and informatics, today signed a memorandum of understanding to establish new scholarship programme for students pursuing careers in logistics and supply chain management.
Under the programme, Menlo has established four annual scholarships of S$2,500 each. The scholarships will be awarded to selected students in their third and final year of study at Temasek Polytechnic who are pursing Diploma in the School of Operations and Logistics Management.
The programme includes a three-month internship at a Menlo facility for each scholarship recipient, enabling the students to gain real-world, hands-on experience in logistics operations as they pursue completion of their studies. Upon graduation, and with the recommendation of their internship mentor at Menlo, graduates will be considered for full-time employment opportunities with Menlo.
The programme marks a milestone for Singapore’s educational institutions and the local logistics industry, noted Mr. Desmond Chan, Managing Director, South Asia for Menlo. “We are excited about this partnership with Temasek Polytechnic, which has a well-earned reputation for academic excellence and turning out accomplished graduates,” he said. “This is Singapore’s first integrated scholarship/internship programme focused on logistics. It will help us fulfill our needs for local hiring, while grooming future professionals and raising visibility of logistics as an attractive career in Singapore.”
“Menlo has been a longstanding and valued supporter of our diploma programme,” said Mr. Daniel Yeow, Director, School of Business, Temasek Polytechnic. “Building industry links and forming partnerships are necessary to ensure that we provide our students with an education that is real, relevant and rewarding. I am glad to note that Menlo and TP are committed towards attaining the common goal of developing and promoting logistics as a professional career amongst our younger generation.”
2013 Menlo Scholarship Recipients Announced
Menlo has announced the following Temasek Polytechnic students as the recipients of its four scholarships for the 2013 year. All are pursuing Diplomas in Logistics and Operations Management. The scholarship winners are:
- · Ong Si Ru Sharon — Sharon is a highly motivated, industrious and intelligent student who displays enthusiasm in her studies. She sets clear goals for herself and works systematically and steadfastly to achieve them. Being kind-hearted and good tempered, she is always ready to go the extra mile to help those who turn to her for help. She serves as Events Director, Main Committee for the Logistics Interest Group.
- · Lim KeWei Daryl James — Daryl has achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.7 on a 4.0 point scale thus far. In addition to strong academic achievement, Daryl has shown willingness and voluntary efforts in helping the needy as well as his classmates. A humble and respectful young man, Daryl has demonstrated perseverance in his ability to excel.
- · Goh Jia Xian — Jia Xian is President of the Logistics Interest Group (LIG) for the term from Oct. 2012 to present. He has proven himself to be an effective leader and team player, guiding and working closely with his team of 12 committee members. Apart from leadership and teamwork capabilities, he is also a conscientious student. Jia Xian was the recipient of the EAGLES award, given to the student with exemplary performance in Achievement, Good Leadership and Service.
- · Shen Zhi Kai Darrell — Darrell is a conscientious student, who takes initiative to ensure that his assignments and tutorials are completed timely. He contributes significantly as member of the Logistics Interest Group subcommittee, and has shown keen interest in his learning through his active participation and inquiry on the subjects taught.
As one of the region’s leading logistics providers, Menlo is playing a proactive role in creating career opportunities for local Singaporeans. The Temasek Polytechnic programme is similar to another Menlo development programme in the U.S., called “Emerging Leaders,” where new-hire college graduates are assigned mentors and placed in a track of rotating assignments to gain experience in various operational disciplines.
Menlo operates a network of seven facilities located throughout Singapore with 330 employees and provides dedicated and multi-client inventory and distribution management. The company services over 100 Singapore businesses and multi-national companies in sectors such as automotive, high-tech, consumer goods, industrial, aerospace and wine and spirits distribution.
In addition to primary warehousing for storage and distribution, Menlo also provides supply chain design and engineering, Lean continuous improvement plans, and high-value-added services like picking and packing operations, customized labeling and return management services. Menlo also operates additional multi-client logistics facilities in Southeast Asia, as well as China, India, Australia, North America and Europe.
About Menlo Worldwide Logistics
Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a US$1.7 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 Francisco, 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 fulfillment 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 $5.6 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company based in Ann Arbor Michigan. For more information, please visit us on the Web at www.con-way.com.
About Temasek Polytechnic (TP)
Temasek Polytechnic (TP) is a significant contributor to the field of para-professional education in Singapore. TP currently offers 53 full-time diploma courses in the areas of applied science, business, design, engineering, humanities & social sciences and informatics & IT. It also offers over 40 part-time courses, up to the advanced diploma level. TP students undergo a holistic learning system that combines hands-on experience, character education and relevant life skills, in an enriching learning environment. The Polytechnic has also infused global realities into its programmes and developed a mindset on campus that embraces socio-cultural diversity. These approaches ensure that TP graduates are economy relevant, future relevant and life relevant. For more information, please visit www.tp.edu.sg.
Gary Frantz, Director of Corporate Communications
Menlo Worldwide Logistics
Vimala Christie, Senior Corporate Communications Officer