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Menlo Logistics

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Menlo Logistics was a global supply chain company operating in 20 countries on five continents. Its core business offerings included third-party logistics and supply chain management, and the company specialized in the integration of all functions across the supply chain. The company operated 210 locations worldwide and had of warehouse capacity. It was a business unit of Con-way, which was acquired in 2015 by XPO Logistics. Sister companies included Con-way Freight, Con-way Truckload, and Con-way Multimodal. The idea for Menlo Logistics was developed in the late 1980s. At that time, CF Inc.’s director of marketing, John Williford, presented the idea for the company's creation — an organization that offered warehouse, inventory, and transportation management as well as full integration of supply chain links through customized systems and software — to upper management. The initial business plan was to create, implement, and manage logistics projects for its customers. On October 26, 1990, Menlo Logistics Inc. was formed. The name was a deliberate choice to prompt an association with California’s Menlo Park, which was well known as the home of venture capitalists and high-tech industries. Menlo Logistics established itself as a third-party logistics provider in the 1990s, and rode the popularity of the outsourcing trend by notching double-digit growth every year during that era. One of Menlo’s early success stories was its successful bid on a $100 million distribution contract with Sears. The department store wanted to close its internal distribution system, which cost Sears about twice as much as its competitors at 7 percent of its sales. In December 2000, Menlo Logistics collaborated with General Motors to create Vector SCM, a new global supply chain management company serving the automotive industry. Effective January 1, 2002, Con-Way formed Menlo Worldwide Logistics in its current form by combining Menlo Logistics (renamed Menlo Worldwide Logistics), Vector SCM and Emery Worldwide Forwarding (later renamed Menlo Worldwide Forwarding).
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