Transformation Team Cited for Creating Lean, Flexible Supply Chain at Navistar Supporting the Company’s Goals for Global Expansion While Reducing Logistics Costs
SAN MATEO, Calif., and WARRENVILLE, Ill. – February 08, 2011
Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced that the supply chain transformation team formed with Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) has been named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2011 Pros to Know list.
Published by one of the supply chain industry’s leading trade journals, the 11th annual list recognizes the top Pros to Know in the field, as well as 29 individual Practitioner Pros to Know, which this year included the eight-member Menlo/Navistar team.
In 2008, Menlo and Navistar launched a collaborative supply chain re-engineering program designed to transform Navistar’s supply chain. Utilizing Lean methodologies and best practices, the program supports Navistar’s global expansion objectives as well as goals for more efficient and responsive supply chain operations which deliver increased velocity and flexibility. The joint team so far has achieved an 11 percent reduction in Navistar’s supply chain spend, well along to its five-year goal of a 25 percent reduction.
The Practitioner Pros to Know list names those exceptional corporate executives at manufacturing and non-manufacturing companies who are leading initiatives to help prepare their companies’ supply chains for the significant challenges in the year ahead. Honored team members from Navistar are: Ed Melching, director of global logistics; Neal Cunningham, manager, strategic sourcing and engineering; Ben Bauman, global logistics operations manager; Greg Steen, strategy manager; and Bryan McMahon, finance manager. Menlo Worldwide’s team members include Jeff Rivera, account director; Mike Greene, operations director; and Josh Mosgrove, finance director.
“Supply Chain is increasingly recognized as a strategic differentiator for leading small, medium and large enterprises, and Supply Chain leaders have become crucial to the success of the enterprise in meeting the challenges of the ‘New Normal’ economy,” said Andrew K. Reese, editorial director of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “Our annual Practitioner Pros to Know listing highlights many of these outstanding executives and their accomplishments, and it offers a roadmap for other leaders looking to leverage Supply Chain for competitive advantage.”
The Menlo/Navistar team has pursued aggressive goals for supply chain transformation, aligning the mission and vision of both companies with a single, cohesive strategy. To date, the team has launched more than 20 cost-saving initiatives yielding savings of 11 percent. Key areas of focus in 2011 include the development of lean material flow designs, the launch of an integrated, enterprisewide transportation management platform and packaging process analysis.
The 2011 Pros to Know listing is featured in the February/March 2011 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine and e-book beginning in March, and on the Supply & Demand Chain Executive website at www.SDCExec.com/2011ProstoKnow.
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About Menlo Worldwide Logistics
Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is a US$1.4 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 fulfillment and light assembly through a strategic network of multi-client and dedicated facilities. With more than 16 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 $4.3 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company. For more information, please visit us on the Web at www.con-way.com.
About Navistar International Corporation Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce® brand diesel engines, IC Bus™ brand school and commercial buses, Monaco® RV brands of recreational vehicles, and Workhorse® brand chassis for motor homes and steps vans. It also is a private-label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck, van and SUV markets. The company also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.navistar.com/newsroom.