SOURCE: Con-way Inc.

Con-way Inc.

September 29, 2009 09:00 ET

Menlo Worldwide Logistics Named Top 10 3PL by Inbound Logistics Readers

Editors Also Rank Company Among Top 100 U.S. 3PL Providers

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - September 29, 2009) - Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced that it has been named a Top 10 3PL by readers of Inbound Logistics as part of its annual Readers' Choice 3PL Excellence Awards. More than 6,000 supply chain professionals cast votes in this year's competition. The publication announced the readers' Top 10 along with its list of the nation's Top 100 3PL Providers, which also included Menlo. Inbound Logistics is the leading trade magazine targeted toward business logistics and supply chain managers.

"Tactical operational results are fundamental to 3PL value, but so is the strategic vision of experienced logistics providers," said Felecia Stratton, editor, Inbound Logistics. "Today's business logistics leaders say they appreciate 3PLs that are proactive, take the lead in offering suggestions and help transform the enterprise. Menlo qualifies as an Inbound Logistics 2009 Top 100 3PL Provider because it has shown consistent results in transforming customers' logistics and supply networks, businesses and enterprises."

For the Top 10 3PL Readers' Choice Awards, the majority surveyed cited service and ability to cut transport costs as the most important criteria for evaluating 3PL performance. Overall, they ranked Menlo eighth of the more than 400 providers nominated.

"We're committed to helping our customers succeed in these challenging times," said Robert L. Bianco Jr., president, Menlo Worldwide Logistics. "Our dedication to our customers' supply chain excellence, along with our strong commitment to Lean principles and processes, allows us to provide services that deliver results for customers. It's a tremendous honor to be recognized by supply chain professionals for those efforts."

In selecting the Top 100 3PL Providers, Inbound Logistics editors assessed more than 300 applications for consideration. They evaluated submissions, interviewed company representatives and customers and conducted additional research before arriving at the final list, aimed at highlighting providers that "possess skill sets and resources capable of matching most outsourcing needs."

Complete results are available in the July issue of Inbound Logistics.

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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 $5 billion freight transportation and logistics company. For more information, please visit us on the Web at

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