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A PROJECT REPORT ON WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
SUBMITTED BY ELYAAS A ZERDI
FOR THE DEGREE OF THE BACHELOR OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES UNIVERSITY OF MUMBAI
UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF PROF. SWAGATA SHETKAR
ICLES MJ COLLEGE
VASHI, NAVI MUMBAI-400705
ACADEMIC YEAR 2010-2011
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This is to certify that ELYAAS A ZERDI student of ICLES MJ COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE AND COMMERCE, VASHI has completed the project on Warehouse Management System in the academic year 2010-2011.
The information submitted in this project is true and original to the best of my knowledge.
Prof. Minu Singh ( BMS Co-ordinator & Project Guide ) ( Principal )
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DECLARATION I ELYAAS A ZERDI studying in TYBMS, of ICLES MJ.
COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE AND COMMERCE, VASHI hereby declare that I have completed this project on Warehouse Management System in the year 2010-2011 as per the requirements of Mumbai University as a part of Bachelor in Management Studies (BMS) programme.
The information presented through this project is true and original to the best of my knowledge.
Date: Place: Navi Mumbai
ELYAAS A ZERDI
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT I. Elyaas A Zerdi would take this opportunity to thank the University for providing me an opportunity to study Warehouse Management System. Swagata Shetkar for helping me to gather information and guiding me for doing this project. First of all I would sincerely like to thank Prof. I would also like to thank the teaching staff of my college. ELYAAS A ZERDI Page 5 of 82 . librarians and other people for providing their help as and when required to complete this project. This has been a huge learning experience for me. With great pleasure I take this opportunity to acknowledge people who have made this project work possible. my colleagues.
CONTENTS Executive Summary Introduction What is logistics? Meaning of the word logistics What is Warehouse? Purpose of Warehouse Warehouse management system Modern Warehouse Design Benefits of Warehouse Management System Faster Inventory Efficient use of warehouse space Reduction in inventory paper work Improved Cyclic Counting Reduced dependency on warehouse personnel Enhanced customer service Improved labour productivity Electronic Data Interchange Benefits of Electronic Data Interchange Radio Frequency Identification RFID How it works Why one should use RFID Page 6 of 82 .
Enterprise Resource Planning ERP Reasons to undertake ERP Benefits of ERP Menlo Worldwide Logistics Corporate Capabilities of Menlo Changing Face of Supply Chain Management Menlo and Third Party Logistics Technology used in Menlo Sustainability Products and Services Transport Management Warehouse Management Warehouse Facilities Warehouse Operations and Metrics Cross Docking Inventory Management Program Value Added Services Material Supply Program Planning Reverse Logistics Supply Chain Solutions Information technology Key Capabilities Benefits to Customers Features of Warehouse Management Page 7 of 82 .
Major Elements of Warehouse management system Industries served by Menlo Automotive Retail Consumer Chemicals Government Industrial Goods Countries Served by Menlo Capabilities Conclusion References
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The challenges facing warehouse management today has been greater than before due to globalization, shorter lead time, high customer service level and changing market trends. As a result, the role of warehouse has changed just from storing and issuing of goods to important strategic roles.
Today warehouse must operate with high efficiency to meet the
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various requirements in a logistics system. As a result, many companies are investing in information technology tools such as warehouse management system (WMS), bar code, RFID and EDI in their operations to ensure the information flow is smooth to collect and plan the warehouse operations.
WHAT IS LOGISTICS?
An effective vertical integration system which demands fully support to provide all of the usable resources, frames the best strategy and tactics for
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aiding the front-line team to achieve target, and wins every encountered battle with limited resources.
In Greek & French
± Logistikos is noted the concept of logic and means skilled in calculation. ± Logistique is probably influenced by the French loger meaning to quarter (lodge) soldiers. ± Hence, the combination of logic, calculation, and quartering soldiers appears to have yielded the western ³logistics´. In 18th Europe
± Military terminology ± Encamping and quartering troops ± Stocking of supply depots In 19th America
± A formal sense in the American lexicon ± A branch of the art of war pertaining to the movement and supply of armies
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Most recently ± SCM (Supply Chain Management) ± A linking of all firms up and down the supply chain in a collaborative and seamless network ± From ultimate material sources to ultimate customers Customer Page 12 of 82 . ± Being used with regard to the supply support of activities from church picnics to the Olympics. Until World War II ± The support of military forces and their equipment Beginning in the 1960s ± From military logistics to engineering logistics ± Logistics is largely a modeling and quantitative discipline ± From military logistics to business logistics ± Physical distribution of consumer goods in marketing ± Evolving into a dichotomy of inbound and outbound logistics Beginning in the 1970s ± The term logistics crept into the lexicon of the common culture.
± Getting the right product. Page 13 of 82 . (Called the Seven Rs of Logistics. at the right place. at the right time. King: ³I don¶t know what the hell this logistics is that (Army Chief of Staff General George C. but I want some of it. and with the right cost. in the right condition. to the right customer. implements. COUNCIL OF LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT ± That part of the supply chain process that plans. effective flow and storage of goods.´ BIBLICAL ± ³I have heard of you«that light and under-standing and excellent wisdom are found in you«I have heard that you give interpretations and solve problems«you shall be clothed with purple and have a chain of gold about your neck. and controls the efficient.) MEANING OF THE WORD LOGISTICS: FAMOUS NEBULOUS ± World War Τ Chief of US Naval Operations Admiral Ernest H. in the right quantity.) Marshall is always taking about.
transportation. purchasing. industrial packaging. distribution. information management. return goods handling.services. facility location analysis. and related information from point of origin to point of consumption in order to meet customers¶ requirements. inventory management. customer service. COMPONENT ± Supply management for the plant (inbound logistics) and distribution management for the firm¶s customers (outbound logistics) FUNCTIONAL ± Materials requirement determination. materials handling. Page 14 of 82 . warehousing. and all other activities concerned with supporting the internal stores) with product customer (manufacturing) with materials and the external customer (retail stores) with product.
air freight and sea freight. transport businesses. importers.WHAT IS A WAREHOUSE? A warehouse is a commercial building used for storage of goods. Typically a warehouse is a large building in industrial areas of cities and towns and usually has loading docks for loading and offloading purposes. A warehouse is normally used by manufacturers. Most of the goods stored are sent to a warehouse from railways. Page 15 of 82 . wholesalers. Typically one can find equipments such as cranes and forklifts to move goods. exporters. customs and many other industries.
stocks have to be kept. Reasons for holding stock include the following. but this is not the main role of a warehouse. it is the transshipment area from where all the goods received are dispatched as effectively and efficiently as possible. or in preparation for a new product launch.Traditionally warehouses are used for: receiving of goods from a source storing of the goods until they are required picking of the goods when they are required shipping the goods to the appropriate users PURPOSE OF A WAREHOUSE The primary role of a warehouse and distribution center is to facilitate the movement of goods from suppliers to the customers and by doing so while meeting to customers demand and in a cost effective manner. In order to achieve efficiency in supply chain. Stocks may be hold for contingencies. or to enable rapid customer service. y As a buffer/consolidation point between two production processes y To cover demand during suppliers' lead-time y To enable savings to be made through bulk purchases or discounts y To cope with seasonal fluctuations y To provide a variety of product in a centralized location Page 16 of 82 . But in the most basic purpose of a warehouse.
Warehouse should be viewed as a place to transship goods to customers. essentially. warehousing needs are predicted to be increased according to studies done. increasing speed. combining individual items from various locations and possibly splitting bulk product. In the near future. Therefore there is a pressure to perform better in warehouses. Although this may involves some temporary storage but. many facilities are beginning to resemble light manufacturing plants. the warehouse can often perform light manufacturing tasks for less cost. Global competition and pricing pressure forces companies to continue reduction of cost rather than increasing price. it is a place where customer order completion is undertaken. and are increasingly pressured to do more with less. Customers nowadays are smarter and they expect perfect orders. Customers in general wanted more for less. Warehouses and distribution centers have become integral parts of the supply chain. As a result. Page 17 of 82 . enabling accurate analysis. because warehousing labor cost is generally lower than manufacturing cost. continuous improvement and greater selection and customization from their supplier at a lower cost. As the communication technologies are better and readily available anywhere nowadays.
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). a warehouse is no longer a standalone part but an integral part of the supply chain. or fulfillment warehouses. as reflected in the fact that warehouses are beginning to be characterized by the activities they perform. rather than by their storage function. Warehouses today are often referred as distribution centers. Page 18 of 82 . operation centers. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). Performing value-added services in the warehouse is given a greater priority today than ever before. there are several solutions and assistance to this and they are called information technology systems such as Warehouse Management System (WMS). Today. not to mention the internet and many more technologies which can enable the achievement of the goal of the warehouses.With all this means that the role of warehouses are getting bigger in facing such challenges. To achieve such level of efficiency and effectiveness.
The physical size and weight of the items are to be calculated. However.WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (WMS) Warehouse Management System (WMS) have been available since the earliest computer systems were introduced and it allowed simple storage location functionality. Implementation of WMS is often complicated. can it be stacked. it kept on improving until what it is today. inventories as well as defining the strategies required to operate the warehouse. all this information are to be fed into the WMS system correctly. Project planning is critical to the success of WMS implementation. Hazardous material information needs to Page 19 of 82 . can the items be stored separately. The complexity of WMS implementation varies with different businesses. materials. Today WMS systems can be either standalone or as a part of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. WMS can be coupled together with other complex technologies such as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and voice recognition. Data on the physical dimensions and characteristics of each item in the warehouse are required to be collected and entered into the WMS system. Adding to the challenge is to implementing the system while the warehouse is still in operation. the basic principle of the WMS has remained the same. From then on. It requires warehouse resources to collect data on the physical warehouse. to provide information which allows efficient control of the materials movement within the warehouse.
many businesses will find that the resources required to operate the system is greater than prior to the implementation. After the successful launch of the WMS system. Although most WMS implementations will reduce labor costs in the placement and removal of materials. in what order.be collected so that the item is not stored in certain areas. placement and removal strategies changed. The implementation requires significant input from the resources that operate the warehouse on a day to day basis and this can be a strain on warehouse operations. WMS system requires decisions or configuration to be made on how items are to be placed or removed from the system. there is often an added warehouse management function required just to operate the software. racks are moved. This information is only part of the requirements of the WMS implementation. This is primarily due to the data intensive nature of the software and the fact that warehouses are in a state of flux. A successful project will recognize this fact and ensure that the key personnel required for the implementation are given adequate back up so that warehouse operations do not suffer. Page 20 of 82 . new items added. new processes developed. Warehouse accuracy is paramount for the software to operate and to do this data will need to be entered accurately and in a timely fashion. for what types of materials and what methods of placement and removal should be used.
As a result. packing. which increases inventory turnover and working capital utilization. MORE EFFICIENT USE OF AVAILABLE WAREHOUSE SPACE In addition to reducing safety-stock requirements.MODERN WAREHOUSE DESIGN BENEFITS OF USING WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FASTER INVENTORY A WMS can reduce lead times by limiting inventory movement and improving the accuracy of inventory records. a WMS can often increase available warehouse space by more efficiently locating items in relation to receiving. This increased efficiency can both improve productivity and lower inventory holding cost Page 21 of 82 . thereby supporting a JIT environment. assembly. the need for safety stock is reduced. and shipping points.
and inventory locations. Such cycle counts not only can improve the accuracy of inventory records for planning purposes. This standardization helps to minimize reliance on informal practices. etc. REDUCED DEPENDENCY ON WAREHOUSE PERSONNEL Implementing a comprehensive WMS facilitates standardization of inventory movements.REDUCTION IN INVENTORY PAPER WORK Implementation of a real time WMS can significantly reduce the paperwork traditionally associated with warehouse operations..) to systematically schedule personnel for cycle counts.g. etc. IMPROVED CYCLIC COUNTING Companies can use WMS to capture relevant data (e. can all be maintained electronically. costly physical inventories. resulting in reduced training costs and lower error rates. packing lists.. Page 22 of 82 . frequency of movement. Receiving reports pick tickets. specific locations. picking methods. as well as ensure timely and accurate flow of inventory and information. which are typically maintained as hard copies. move tickets. but also can eliminate or reduce the need for complete.
Page 23 of 82 . Cross docking is a process that routes incoming shipments to the location closest to the outbound shipping dock. In common usage. from one computer application to another by electronic means and with a minimum of human intervention. with one typical application being the automated purchase of goods and services. thereby reducing warehouse handling. typically by incorporating several inventory picks into one or by "cross docking".ENHANCED CUSTOMER SERVICE By streamlining processes from order to delivery. IMPROVED LABOUR PRODUCTIVITY A WMS helps optimize material flow. ELECTRONIC DATA INTERCHANGE (EDI) Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is the computer-to-computer exchange of structured information. by agreed message standards. companies can more accurately determine product availability and realistic delivery dates. A WMS can automatically identify and release back-ordered inventory and also can reduce returns as a result of increased shipment accuracy. EDI is understood to mean specific interchange methods agreed upon by national or international standards bodies for the transfer of business transaction data.
EDI only involves in business to business transaction. the individual consumers do not directly uses EDI to purchase goods or services. EDI was used widely in many industries. EDI is used also within individual organizations to transfer data between different departments such as finance. among them is the railroad industry which first adopt EDI. Therefore. individuals sending email messages or file sharing over a network does not represent to EDI.Electronic data interchange (EDI) is the electronic exchange of business information such as purchase orders. followed by other players in the transportation industry. Secondly. not individuals. By the early 1980s. purchasing and shipping. from manufacturing to retail. bills of lading. Some large retailers such as Sears and Target required their supplier to have EDI in order to deal business Page 24 of 82 . All this thanks to the emerging of telecommunication technologies which enables high transfer speed of data worldwide. transaction in EDI is between computers or databases. EDI is being used by companies from many different industries. invoices. EDI has been used by large companies since the 1960s. Two characteristic which differentiate EDI from other ways of exchanging information is that. By the dawn of the new millennia. inventory data and various types of confirmations between organizations or trading partners in standardized formats. firstly.
EDI does have fault of its own. A company uses EDI to exchange information for varieties of reasons. because it can make supplier attractive to retailer and to other organization that purchases goods and services. Page 25 of 82 . Although many organizations do not view EDI as a strategic tool. With the implementation of EDI. thus dealing away with postage cost and space consideration usually involved in storage of paper-based record.transaction with them. The capability to engage in EDI is itself a marketing tool. This is because EDI allows transaction to occur in less time and with fewer errors than traditional paper based method. EDI also reduces the amount of inventory a company must invest in by closely communicating with manufacturer to actual demand thus allowing for Just in Time (JIT) delivery. However. it can certainly be used as one. sometimes one may encounter error in electronic orders but such cases are mainly due to human error while inputting of data into the system. some companies have seen dramatic shortening of delivery time from days to matter of hours. EDI also promotes paperless documentation. EDI can also be used to form cooperation between organization that provide advantages above other competitors in several ways such as the ability to offer the lowest market prices and the best customer service. mainly is for the increased efficiency and cost savings.
Instant document retrieval v. Document storage cost reduction iii. Eliminate postage cost Page 26 of 82 .BENEFITS OF HAVING ELECTRONIC DATA INTERCHANGE 1) Eliminate re-keying of document o By removing the manual keying of business documents such as orders and invoices. Remove reliance on postal service 2) Eliminate paper usage o Paper based business processes has some inherent disadvantages when compared to electronic process such as: i. Faster document processing iv. Eliminate loss of document iv. Stationary cost reduction ii. Elimination of human error iii. an organization can benefit significantly from i. Reduced labour cost ii.
thus the turnaround time from order to delivery can be reduced. o Companies receiving Advanced Shipping Notes or Acknowledgments know in advance what is actually going to be delivered and are made aware of shortages so alternate supplies can be sourced. when printed. 4) Increase the relationship qualities between organizations o Electronic trading documents. are much easier to read than copies faxed or generated on multi-part stationery by impact printers. Page 27 of 82 . o Batches of electronic documents are usually sequentially numbered. companies are able to get forward warning of likely orders and plan their production and stock levels accordingly. therefore missing documents can easily be identified .saving companies trouble of wading through piles of paper.3) Reduce lead time and stockholding o Electronic trading documents can be delivered far more quickly than their paper counterparts. o Accurate documents help to ensure accurate supplies. o By using EDI for forecasting and planning.
because their reasoning is that a business which utilizes EDI would be cheaper and more efficient to deal with then a competitor without EDI. deliveries or payments. Page 28 of 82 .5) Competitive edge o EDI makes a business attractive to deal with by customers¶ point of view. Cost can be lowered because less manpower will be required to process orders.
The tag will broadcast the signal which is then received by the reader and the signal is then transferred to a computer.RADIO FREQUENCY INDENTIFICATION (RFID) HOW RADIO FREQUENCY INDENTIFICATION WORKS Basically. The computer then simply record the reading or to look up in its database to direct further action. or to add on additional information to the tag. FRID is a means of uniquely identifying an object through wireless radio frequency identification. Page 29 of 82 . This method may require no direct line of sight for transaction to occur. The identification is done by a device called the reader receiving data in form of radio frequency with its own unique identification code from a device called a tag.
Fast simultaneous processing and unattended reading are the main performance characteristics that set RFID apart from bar code. Today however. in the past. sorting and handling of material applications. WHY ONE SHOULD USE RADIO FREQUENCY INDENTIFICATION In order to improve productivity and control in warehouses. organizations are seriously considering the usage of RFID for day to day operations.The latest generation of RFID devices allows dozens of individual object within a group to be uniquely identified at one time. This wireless technology help increase efficiency of warehouse management because. RFID tags broadcast signals with information of the product they are attached at to be read by a reader without the need to Page 30 of 82 . This advance function however comes with a price. which helps to dampen the initial cost and also with the advantages which come with its implementation outweigh the reason not to implement it. unlike bar codes which had to be scanned manually to feed information to computers. which can only read one object at a time thus RFID can be very advantageous in high speed reading. RFID system often are very expensive thus many organization are reluctant to switch over to this new and efficient technology. durable to extreme condition. with new innovation on tagging devices which suits for warehouses and distribution operations costing less per RFID tags and are often reusable. the cost of such system has gone down considerably. Compared to barcodes.
This translate to having better control over the movement of material within a warehouse by maximizing the efficiency of the receipt and shipment of goods. in a warehouse where staff receives boxes of stock together with paperwork detailing items in the delivery. Staffs have to then manually check all the boxes content against the document. The main purpose for organization to use RFID is to increase their warehouse efficiency by reducing labour and logistic cost which are otherwise always on the rise and provide ever increasing pressure on profit margins in today¶s competitive environment. count or move products within a warehouse quickly. For example. optimizing storage space by allowing JIT system and also allow employees to improve and maintain high customer service level. Page 31 of 82 . This wireless technology in warehouses can help establish a simple paperless. put away. saving huge amount of labour and time. on-line communication between operations and the staff's computer. RFID system help employees to identify where to pick. just one staff would be sufficient to cross check all the content of the delivery without even opening a single box and cross checking with the paper document to verify them.directly see the product itself. speeding up data collecting in the warehouse operation. With RFID in place.
Integration of warehouse information and ERP system o Ensures timely and accurate information for invoicing. Strengthen security against product theft. purchase order payments and inventory tracking. This eliminates the time required for data entry. ensuring that the inventory reported is indeed available. and improve the accuracy of their forecasts about what inventory is actually needed. o Reduces inventory errors.RFID-based warehouse management brings several benefits that can eliminate current drawbacks with the help of advanced scanning that improves supply-chain visibility and agility for greater operational efficiency. o Wireless warehouse can provide timely information and integration of warehouse data into the ERP system. By tracking pieces more exactly. companies can more accurately detail what has sold in the last business day. loss and counterfeiting Page 32 of 82 . Capabilities include: o Improved efficiency by using RFID tags that facilitate automatic data entry rather than manually making entries of stock first on paper and then into computer terminals.
an organization can just use the existing system and connects them together to form an ERP system altogether. there will have no need for paper based business handling anymore. the documents maybe send from departments to departments. Although building a single system which can link up all the departments within an organization seems to be complicated and that is true. With ERP system. then the document would be re-key. integrated system that run from a single database so that various other department can easily share information and communicate with each other. most of the department in any organization nowadays has their own computer system which caters to their own needs and the ERP system has to just combine them all together into a single. However.ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING (ERP) WHAT IS ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING? ERP is about attempting to integrate all departments and functions across an organization to a computer system which can serve to all the needs and requirement of every different department¶s particular needs. Paper based business handling can be cumbersome. increasing risk of misplacement. thus eliminating the risk of errors as information flows by. increasing chances of error. This integrated approach can produce an enormous return of investment if an organization installs the ERP system correctly. Page 33 of 82 . Instead of having to build the ERP system ground up.
they may find many different versions of the truth. 2) To standardize manufacturing processes o Manufacturing companies.Reasons why organizations undertake ERP is that to: 1) Integrate financial data o As the CEO tries to understand the company¶s overall performance. ERP can solve this by creating a single version of the true representation of the company¶s financial status which is unquestionable because everyone is using the same system. Standardizing those processes and using a single integrated ERP system can save time. especially those whom are about to form mergers and acquisition often find that having multiple business units across the organization have different standard of doing business. Page 34 of 82 . Finance department may have its own set while sales have another set.
ERP system offer better accessibility to data so the management can easily have the up to date and real time access to information in order for decision making and managerial control. ERP system also helps to track the actual costs of activities and assist performance of work based on costing. one can also expect reduction of operating costs such as lower inventory control cost. to plan and design coordinated strategies to success. FACILITATE DAY TO DAY MANAGEMENT The implementation of ERP system will nurture establishment of backbone data warehouses.BENEFITS OF HAVING ERP HELP REDUCE COST ERP systems integrate business processes across every department within an organization into a single database. This would then promote improved coordination across functional departments and increased efficiencies of doing business. SUPPORT STRATEGIC PLANNING Strategic planning is a set of steps to access the needs and resources. By implementing ERP. ERP system has a role to play in supporting resource planning by having the information on available resources to achieve targeted goal. Page 35 of 82 . defining of target audiences and setting of goals and objectives.
the world now has become smaller.THE INTERNET Although the internet may have not changed everything. And because of the creation of the internet. it also changes the way retailers use warehouses and distribution centers to manage the flow of inventory. including activities such as warehousing and distribution. it certainly has certainly been changing a lot. Among the most significant impact of internet usage would be the ability to improve the matching between demand and inventory. both as a practical solution in an ever changing industry and as organizations increases their focus on direct marketing. This make competition much greater and organization can no longer manage on a single strategy to meet the needs of every customer. What the internet has done now is changing how we measure demand for inventory. relied more on the internet to drive sales. This evolution will continue to change how inventory is managed to meet the customer demand. Page 36 of 82 . Warehousing and distribution practices has changed since the beginning. where to store the inventory and how to move it to the point of demand. As the internet has sped up the flow of information and increased the availability of data. communication travels much faster and often at real time.
the amount of data provided through the internet make it possible to move inventory more quickly to the point of demand. Page 37 of 82 . Today however.Some of the ways how the internet has changed the warehousing and distribution functions are:- BETTER MATCH BETWEEN DEMAND AND SUPPLY Before the creation of internet technology. by the hour and possibly minutes. demand was often measured only by weeks or months. it is measured in day. The ability to create such match of inventory and demand is due to the visibility of inventory and demand across all channels and having the precise knowledge of the requirement of certain product and also its location at real time which will certainly assist in predicting number of supply needed to meet demand.
With this quicker respond time for order to be made. might take days for the entire processes to run through. an organization can certainly expect greater turnaround and profits.EXPECTATION OF MORE RAPID TURNAROUND ON ORDERS It was just a few years ago where an order for item. whether for a single item shipped to a consumer or cases of product shipped to a store. consumers whom order a product can expect to receive them on the same day itself. Page 38 of 82 . The order placement can be instantaneous can be process just as quickly. Today however. data can travel much faster then traditional mail service. This is because with the help from the internet.
San Mateo. supply chain reengineering and other value-added services including packaging.4 billion global provider of logistics. integrated solutions for the transportation and distribution needs of leading businesses around the world. is a US$1. a $4. As a third-party logistics provider. With more than 16 million square feet of dedicated warehouse space in North America. (NYSE: CNW).3 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company. Menlo Worldwide Logistics creates effective.-based Menlo Worldwide Logistics¶ services range from dedicated contract logistics to warehouse and distribution management. order fulfillment and light assembly through a strategic network of multiclient and dedicated facilities. Calif.MENLO WORLDWIDE LOGISTICS INDIA PVT LTD Menlo Worldwide Logistics. the Asia Pacific. Menlo Worldwide Logistics. LLC. and industry-leading technologies. transportation management. Page 39 of 82 . Europe and Latin America. transportation management and supply chain services with operations in five continents. is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. including North America. kitting. LLC.
Europe.6M m2 Geographic Scope 18 countries across five continents: North America. Asia.800 full time and 1. South America and Australia Workers 4.700 contingent Page 40 of 82 .Founded 1990 Assets Global warehousing: 110 facilities totaling 17M ft2/1.
inventory and order fulfillment. from sourcing of raw materials. accelerate order cycle times. logistics management. we enable clients to address complex global supply chain management issues by providing them with better visibility of their worldwide inventory. Menlo help firms attain operational excellence across their global supply chains. order management. improve customer service.Menlo Worldwide Logistics specializes in the integration of all functions across the supply chain. Top-tier companies around the world look to Menlo Worldwide Logistics for innovative solutions that help plan business strategies. through product manufacturing to the distribution of finished goods. lower costs for systems integration and management. Through practical and incremental solutions that leverage leading technologies and the best in third party logistics services. CORPORATE CAPABILITIES OF MENLO y Supply chain management. and tighten control of the supply chain ² all while reducing costs in transportation. optimization and visibility y Creative. global 3PL solutions that address needs ranging from single transactions to some of the largest and most complex supply chain challenges y Open and scalable technology that is readily integrated into existing operations and extended as needs evolve. and lower transportation expense. Page 41 of 82 .
Page 42 of 82 . reduce lead times and limit transportation costs. we help to make all aspects of production and delivery mesh in perfect synchronization. and a deep bench of technology innovators. and improving decision support and visibility of their worldwide inventory. to help them optimize inventory management. efficient and proactive supply chain management has evolved from solely an operations concern to a critical business success factor. leveraging both a legacy of supply chain experience. Menlo Worldwide Logistics provides full-service. and even their suppliers¶ suppliers. Our fully integrated supply chain management solutions help customers achieve more efficient global supply chains by improving their processes. complex operations.THE CHANGING FACE OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT As competitive pressures increase and supply chains become increasingly global and complex. Companies now need real-time visibility into the flow of goods from their suppliers. Through a systems-driven approach. they need practical solutions that can be creatively tailored to their unique needs and relationships. based on longterm experience across supply chain disciplines ² not a ³one-size-fits-all´ software package that cannot be practically integrated into their operations. third party logistics management using advanced systems to integrate and simplify large. In addition. lowering their costs for systems integration and management. Menlo Worldwide Logistics is uniquely positioned to meet the supply chain needs of today¶s global enterprises. Menlo Worldwide Logistics¶ ultimate goal is to deliver measurable profitability improvement and a strategic advantage to the customer.
Asia/Pacific and Latin America. Asia.GLOBAL PRESENCE Menlo Worldwide Logistics has operations throughout North America and strategic points in Europe.. we help customers develop strategies using a process approach to fit your unique partnership requirements. management and operation. 3PL SERVICES OF MENLO WORLDWIDE LOGISTICS: y y y y y y y Configuration Light manufacturing Packaging Kitting Order fulfillment Postponement Reverse logistics Page 43 of 82 . multi-client distribution centers for North America. Latin America. Australia. Asia and Europe y Regional. As a leading 3PL. implementation. including design. and manages 17 million square feet/1. and Europe MENLO WORLDWIDE THIRD PARTY LOGISTICS SYSTEM Menlo Worldwide Logistics offers custom solutions to handle all supply chain project phases.S.6 million square meters of warehouse space and over three million shipments per year through: y Dedicated 3PL logistics operations at customer locations throughout the U.
lean processes and global reach. offices. our operations managers share their hands-on experience by developing tailored operating procedures to meet stringent objectives. With our expertise. we help you compete. When we discuss best practices. Page 44 of 82 . Menlo Worldwide Logistics has the global infrastructure to quickly expand our operations. With personnel. distribution agreements and partnerships on five continents. we call upon our subject matter experts from various disciplines around the world to develop industryspecific solutions. Experienced in many vertical markets. Specializing in supply chain management. we specialize in creating customized solutions.y y y y y y y y y Dedicated contract logistics Multi-client warehouses and distribution centers Transportation management Supply chain consulting Supply chain network analysis and design Software and technology solutions Vendor-managed inventory Truckload brokerage Intermodal transportation Menlo Worldwide Logistics helps customers achieve noteworthy results every day.
Planet and Profit. CIDX and TransXML. SUSTAINABILITY As a SmartWaySM partner since 2007. Our goal is to achieve a sustainable business model while being a good steward of the environment and the communities where we live and operate. Menlo Worldwide Logistics has participated in RosettaNET. concentrating on four major areas: energy conservation. Our sustainability goals support the 3 P¶s: People. In developing industry integration standards. including visibility. and RFID technology. Our information technology unit provides a central focus for the company¶s technology development. Menlo Worldwide Logistics is committed to reducing our carbon footprint as well as your own supply chain¶s. data management.TECHNOLOGY USED IN MENLO WORLDWIDE LOGISTICS Menlo Worldwide Logistics is a leader in the creation and application of practical. order and transportation management. The group is responsible for product strategy and expertise for contract and enterprise logistics applications. Page 45 of 82 . OAG. waste reduction. recycling and procurement. advanced technology and design techniques that add value to customers¶ supply chains. warehouse management. enterprise application integration.
Our ultimate goal is to deliver measurable profitability improvement and strategic competitive advantage. The end benefits of Menlo's integrated third party logistics approach include complete visibility through the supply chain. Our clients can track inbound raw materials on an ocean carrier. whether on a domestic or global scale.Menlo Green Facts: y Operate 85 percent of network miles using SmartWay-approved carriers. PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED BY MENLO Menlo Worldwide Logistics brings together the industry¶s best talent and superior technology to solve the largest. We Page 46 of 82 . most complex logistics challenges. or a shipment to an end customer all in one place. giving them the control they require to meet demanding market needs. with 75 percent carrier participation y y Implemented a no-idling policy at distribution centers Launched a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)certified warehouse y Installed more efficient lighting and motion detection systems in warehouses to reduce energy consumption. all with the same technology platform. finished goods in a warehouse. Menlo Worldwide Logistics offers supply chain solutions to clients of all sizes. allowing us to handle a single cross-dock project or a fully integrated supply chain management solution. Our process and systemsdriven approach synchronizes all aspects of production and distribution. Our approach to supply chain management is completely scalable.
We achieve these results with shorter implementation periods and lower project costs than a client company could achieve otherwise. Our process and systemsdriven approach synchronizes all aspects of production and distribution.apply today¶s leading supply chain technology to bring about solutions that work for our clients ² meeting their needs and achieving their business objectives. or creating a postponement strategy. giving them the control they require to meet demanding market needs. Menlo Worldwide Logistics is able to implement systems that provide critical data integration and in-depth visibility. Page 47 of 82 . whether on a domestic or global scale. Our ultimate goal is to deliver measurable profitability improvement and strategic competitive advantage. The end benefits of Menlo's integrated third party logistics approach include complete visibility through the supply chain. we offer 3PL services that solve the business problem and meet key objectives ² whether it is designing. SERVICES TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT Menlo Worldwide Logistics brings together the industry¶s best talent and superior technology to solve the largest. implementing and operating a warehouse facility to launch a new business. In each customer situation. or a shipment to an end customer all in one place. most complex logistics challenges. finished goods in a warehouse. Our clients can track inbound raw materials on an ocean carrier.
In each customer situation. WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT Page 48 of 82 . implementing and operating a warehouse facility to launch a new business. Menlo Worldwide Logistics is able to implement systems that provide critical data integration and in-depth visibility. Our approach to supply chain management is completely scalable. We achieve these results with shorter implementation periods and lower project costs than a client company could achieve otherwise.Menlo Worldwide Logistics offers supply chain solutions to clients of all sizes. all with the same technology platform. or creating a postponement strategy. allowing us to handle a single cross-dock project or a fully integrated supply chain management solution. we offer 3PL services that solve the business problem and meet key objectives ² whether it is designing. We apply today¶s leading supply chain technology to bring about solutions that work for our clients ² meeting their needs and achieving their business objectives.
visibility and responsiveness. Page 49 of 82 .99 percent inventory accuracy. Our procedures for security and inventory control give our clients 99. Our clients see reductions of 30 percent to 50 percent in time spent on forklift.Warehouses managed by Menlo Worldwide Logistics offer customers a competitive supply chain advantage through cost control. clerical and inventory activities. reducing their costs and enhancing their abilities to meet customer order requirements.
Menlo Worldwide Logistics¶ U. Menlo Worldwide Logistics works with each client to design a warehouse strategy that will optimize the overall supply chain efficiency.Every client has unique needs based upon their market requirements and manufacturing constraints. and European networks of multi-client warehouses provide two-day delivery to 90 percent of the population.S. Menlo Worldwide Logistics has pioneered numerous techniques in logistics management ² and continues to set industry standards for innovation. To meet each client¶s business objectives. WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT Page 50 of 82 .
first-out/Last-in. Other features of the system are: y y y y y y y y y Real-time inventory visibility Multiple picking methodologies supported Radio frequency data collection Custom bar-code label generation Task interleaving First-in. The system. enabled by radio frequency (RF) data collection and distribution.Our advanced Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) allow us a great degree of flexibility in our operations to accommodate our clients¶ various requirements. first-out/Lot code rotation System-directed picking and receiving Cluster picking Kitting Page 51 of 82 . provides state-of-the-art picking and inventory tracking with unparalleled accuracy.
Cluster-picked items are brought to the shipping area. Our warehouses offer state-of-the-art security to match individual client needs.WAREHOUSE FACILITIES Menlo Worldwide Logistics offers dedicated and shared warehouse facilities all over the globe. trade management. Menlo Worldwide Logistics has experience in designing warehouse space for optimal efficiency. vital to maintaining high levels of inventory control. inventory and transportation costs to create the best combination of service and cost for a client. uniting warehouse location. postponement. This strategy employs a shared technology base to afford customers scalable solutions. Page 52 of 82 . where they are distributed among various orders. WAREHOUSE OPERATIONS AND METRICS Menlo Worldwide Logistics operates warehouses using repeatable. For example. Network analysis and specialized tools optimize the warehouse and distribution facility locations. using simulation and schematics to derive the ideal operating techniques. our automated workflow management will batch orders for identical items and assign an order picker to select them together in a technique called cluster picking. documented processes with technology that optimizes labor scheduling.
CROSS DOCKING Menlo Worldwide Logistics' cross-dock centers keep our clients¶ products moving continuously. Imported goods are sorted and directed to regional distribution centers based upon current requirements. This enables inventory deployment decisions made weeks earlier to be adjusted based on sales that occurred during the ocean voyage. Page 53 of 82 . Cross-docking can be used as an inventory postponement strategy. even in the most demanding situations. A successful cross-dock program requires precision timing of carriers and complete visibility ² tracking every truck or container and every item ² at every point of the shipment.
Techniques such as dynamic slotting. Menlo Worldwide Logistics has tools and processes to guarantee compliance. Whether it is a food industry client that must ensure a supplier never receives a shipment with a date code that is earlier than a prior shipment.INVENTORY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM Once the materials are in the warehouse. Complex rules for lot-tracking compliance are handled consistently. Our inventory management programs can dramatically improve inventory accuracy. in which our warehouse system automatically optimizes the location of products in the warehouse based on their activity level. or an automotive client that must track lots for quality purposes. can dramatically reduce orderpicking time and associated labor costs. up to 99. Page 54 of 82 .99 percent in most cases. Menlo Worldwide Logistics optimizes the time spent handling inventory through careful assignment of storage locations.
Examples include: y y y y y y y y Postponement or localization De-trash and recycle Light assembly Packaging services Inventory management Material supply programs Bundling/Unbundling Kitting Page 55 of 82 . In addition to operating efficiencies.Our Lean warehousing philosophy ensures continual operational improvements. Lean warehouse operations mean fewer errors. system-directed put away and task interleaving. faster turnaround times and process standardization across facilities. waste elimination and high ongoing operating efficiencies. These services facilitate strategies to lower inventories of finished goods by postponing final assembly and labeling until customer orders are received. statistical process control and ISO processes to create a mistake-proof operating environment. There is a sharp focus on labor productivity. Menlo Worldwide Logistics¶ Lean facilities utilize Six Sigma. enabled by optimized layout. VALUE ADDED SERVICES Menlo Worldwide Logistics offers a variety of value-added services that enhance and complement our core transportation and warehousemanagement logistics services.
Menlo Worldwide Logistics has worked with clients to develop just-in-time. to get material into plants and warehouses in the most cost-efficient manner. such as replenishment. procurement and financing. Whether Page 56 of 82 . ASSEMBLY AND PACKAGING Menlo Worldwide Logistics has worked with clients on a wide range of assembly and final configuration programs. packaging and kitting. vendor-managed inventory and vendor-managed hubs. Menlo Worldwide Logistics capabilities include light assembly. including planning. where components are loaded and delivered in the precise sequence needed for assembly. We design and implement supplier programs. Around-the-clock deliveries from off-site warehouses eliminate on-site inventory inside the manufacturing plant. line-side parts-delivery solutions. To support Lean manufacturing. Menlo Worldwide Logistics is adept at solving unique inventory problems with customized solutions and creative approaches. final configuration. and developed successful strategies to manage these activities.y y y y y Configuration Labeling Return inspection and disposition Sequencing Delivery to assembly lines MATERIAL SUPPLY PROGRAM Menlo Worldwide Logistics provides a complete set of materials solutions.
Page 57 of 82 . loading software and testing before shipping. We can utilize our manufacturing resource planning tool (MRPII) to support the light assembly and postponement activities we conduct in our warehouses. implements and executes planning programs. We can feed your demand data into our DRP or develop customized solutions with our forecasting application. Menlo Worldwide Logistics can handle it quickly and reliably. downstream from manufacturing. Purchase order information is sent to vendors and to our warehouse management system (WMS) so that material receipts can be validated. offering the flexibility you demand. PLANNING Menlo Worldwide Logistics designs. and receives replenishment signals we convert into purchase orders. transportation managers and warehouse managers work as an integrated team to optimize costs and minimize system-wide inventory required to achieve customerspecified service levels. The procurement module of our enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is linked to the planning tools. Our planners. such as distribution resource planning (DRP).the problem requires mass customization or a complex process that includes assembling the proper configuration. A principal benefit of our planning management is the coordination of inventory shipments with transportation and warehousing activities to optimize the landed costs of materials. to manage the deployment of products through a logistics network.
Independence gives us the flexibility to select discrete or combined solutions from within the Menlo Worldwide Logistics family. conservation and disposal. Menlo provide timely and reliable supply chain visibility and data. The unique perspective balances strategy. so you can anticipate problems and take advantage of opportunities. innovation is key to gaining a competitive edge. We also coordinate direct deliveries of returned products to a manufacturing site. or from a wide array of outside partners and providers. scrapped. let us help position your company for sustained competitive advantage on a global scale. Page 58 of 82 . Whether you have specific or multiple requirements. The Professional Services Group for Menlo Worldwide Logistics designs supply chain solutions based on customer-identified needs. or repacked and replaced as stock. Menlo Worldwide Logistics has also managed the reuse of packaging materials to help with recycling. design and operating philosophies to provide our clients with a competitive advantage ² from strategy through execution and beyond. SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTION As supply chain demands increase in complexity.REVERSE LOGISTICS Menlo Worldwide Logistics ensures that returned merchandise is taken care of ² whether it needs to be returned to the plant.
Outsource vs. and profitability studies. managing and optimizing your transportation operations to support your transportation strategy. Page 59 of 82 . facility location and sizing. including defining core carrier programs. service-level analysis. We use financial and mathematical tools to help organizations understand the cost-benefit relationship between outsourcing certain aspects of the supply chain versus retaining the capability in-house. all with the help of Menlo Worldwide Logistics. In-house Analyses ² We help you identify core competencies and those areas of your business that are possible outsourcing opportunities. transportation and inventory strategies. We ensure that all the necessary resources. and implementing a carrier performance management program. processes and technology are aligned to provide complete synchronization between operations. managing carrier bids across multiple modes. including infrastructure design. including people. Strategic Network Configuration ² Model and optimize your global supply chain configuration. resource allocation.MENLO¶S SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONS INCLUDE: Operations/Logistics Strategy Alignment ² we help you align your supply chain strategies with your corporate strategies. Transportation Strategy Optimization ² We provide strategic and operational direction in implementing.
premium transportation services. Delaying the final assembly of a product until it is required by the end-customer has strong business benefits. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Menlo Worldwide Logistics' information technology provides the technologies that underlie all of our operating companies services. One of the key enablers of a Lean logistics solution is managing how information is shared between business partners. In some cases. Postponement ² Significant competitive advantage is possible through the use of postponement as a supply chain strategy. managing the velocity at which information is being shared. and total supply chain management operations. we design and operate the solutions. and more importantly. Stable. Page 60 of 82 . including reduced inventory holding costs and increased availability of production capacity.Global Supply Chain Solution Design ² Our core competencies lie in the design and implementation of engineered solutions for global customers. proven applications support movement and tracking of goods. logistics management. Lean Logistics ² the consultants have experience designing and implementing Lean logistics programs. In others. Let us help you define which products could benefit from postponement. These programs provide just-in-time logistics services on a repetitive basis to customers. we work with clients to help them determine how best to manage their logistics networks.
space. which keeps your business moving and provides visibility throughout your supply chain. Our advanced applications power the supply chains of the world s best-known brands. y Warehouse management ² Manages distribution resources. KEY CAPABILITIES y Logistics management ² A combination of transportation and order management provides unique end-to-end logistics optimization for complex supply chains.Our world-class infrastructure is designed to keep our operations up and running to support your business in an uncertain world. equipment and value-added services. these technology solutions will be configured to maximize the effectiveness of your supply chain. rail and surface modes to customers and their suppliers ² is critical to your success. Whether your supply chain is simple and regional or highly complex and global. y Business intelligence ² Enables performance management and optimization using reporting and analysis tools. ocean. while enhancing inventory accuracy and visibility. including people. We enable seamless integration across all parties. y Partner integration ² Supports connectivity between supply chain partners. Extensive collaboration with partners ² from air. Page 61 of 82 .
Results ² Menlo Worldwide Logistics¶ experience with system implementation and data analysis dramatically reduces the pain and effort often required with a new system.CUSTOMER BENEFITS Visibility ² Menlo Worldwide Logistics¶ solutions provide visibility to processes and information to enable proactive management of your transportation and warehouse operations. Leverage ² Common core components facilitate sharing of best practices in operations. This visibility facilitates reduced inventory and improved delivery performance. Configurable ² Custom configuration capability ensures that Menlo Worldwide Logistics¶ system meets your business requirements and enables integration with existing processes and measurement systems. Page 62 of 82 . Global ² System allows seamless and scalable implementation across regions. fast implementation. and cost-effective upgrades. supporting international trade requirements. meaning less change and disruption for the client. The result is a lowercost global network. and lets your operation realize expected efficiencies and cost reductions much sooner.
such as expiration date and shelf life. speed and efficiency in warehouse operations. first-out (FIFO). can be incorporated in the inventory storage and picking algorithms. along with multiple-date management. Robust consolidation rules. This paper-based system has capability for scanner data capture. Real-Time Inventory Status ² Synchronizing material movement and data capture enables accuracy. integrated. reliable Menlo Worldwide Logistics-developed system for basic warehouse environments ² SIMS ² is the low-cost solution with quick implementation.MENLO WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY OFFERS TWO APPLICATIONS: WMS: Menlo Worldwide Logistics¶ multifunctional. SIMS: Our proven. first-out (LIFO). complex or dynamic warehouse operations.). KEY FEATURES OF WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT APPLICATIONS INCLUDE: Inventory Accuracy ² Achieves virtually 100% inventory accuracy when used in conjunction with bar codes and radio frequency (RF) technology. flexible solution offers radio frequency and task-management capabilities for large. Material location and motion remain visible and accurate at all times. Inventory Management ² Multiple inventory utilization rules ensure optimal product utilization (first-in. Page 63 of 82 . etc. last-in.
This is key to managing product changes or customs and trade reporting. to enable your operations to be compliant with your retailer requirements. compliant labels and documentation can be created regardless of whether the carrier is a regional trucker or an ocean carrier. Task Interleaving ² Real-time decision-making allows the system to optimize operator warehouse ³round trips´ based on priorities of the work to be done. and associates cases with pallets. RFID ² For compliance with large retailers/Department of defense (DOD). and the equipment in use. lot or any other attributes. manufacturer. Page 64 of 82 . including configuration and training. equipment qualification. the location of the operator on the floor. Menlo Worldwide Logistics implements a total turnkey solution. Menlo Worldwide Logistics applies radio frequency identification (RFID) tags according to specifications at the case and pallet level. fill rates. Shipping Documentation ² From small package to full truckload. and dynamic customer priorities. such as skills. country. the operator¶s list of permitted tasks.Item-Level Inventory Tracking ² ³License plate´ enables tracking by vendor. etc. cycle times. Workflow Management ² Designed to maximize efficiency in the warehouse based on daily workforce and preset parameters. such as accuracy. Reporting ² Systems allow you to manage the business based on key performance indicators.
Logistics Management Solutions ² (LMS) It suite to integrated transportation-management system offerings is designed to support our clients¶ multifaceted transportation needs. This robust solution¶s complex supply chain management execution enables proactive end-to-end supply chain management. KEY BENEFITS OF LMS ARE: y Combines into a single. integrated transportation management. and freight audit and pay system y y y Enables shortened order-cycle times Promotes reliable supply chain consistency Minimizes transportation costs while meeting order service-level requirements y Offers documented and proven transportation processes Page 65 of 82 . track and trace. or available ³out of the box.´ to provide a comprehensive set of services to our customers. and freight audit and pay. LMS options can be configured and tailored. business intelligence. order management. LMS is your global transportation-management solution. The functionality includes order management. warehouse integration.
.MAJOR ELEMENTS OF MENLO WORLDWIDE LOGISTICS¶ LMS INCLUDE: Network Design Optimization ² Build your logistics network with confidence knowing that facilities and resources are positioned to meet current and projected business needs. Page 66 of 82 . This streamlined invoice exception-management process reduces cycle time and audit time. aggregation and continuous moves. such as pooling. multistop routing. Optimizes lowest-cost transportation within service-level requirements. Order to Shipment ² Uses sophisticated order prioritization logic based on dates. while controlling overall transportation costs. The engine can store planned. multistop and continuous move. Sophisticated Rating Engine ² Comprehensive rating system designed to precisely fit your business needs (e. actual and projected rates. Transportation Management ² Decision-making tools select carriers and routes. Tactical Shipment Optimization ² Including complex multimode. or mileage band TL). based upon customer-specific selection rules.g. In addition. customer profiles and availability to normalize orders into shipments. Freight Audit and Pay ² The system uses parameter-driven data validation and process definition to match actual and budgeted transportation costs. proprietary or commercial LTL. including complex freight modes. our freight systems can manage at the order-line level to optimize freight costs.
In-Transit Merge ² Co-ordinates multiple inbound shipment legs from various sources to enable a single. offering our customers leading-edge supply chain solutions. Direct Delivery ² A last-mile delivery system that gets product into your customers¶ hands on schedule by allocating and scheduling delivery resources. We also share best logistics practices among industries. each tailored to create and implement industry-specific solutions. consolidated delivery to your customer. Page 67 of 82 .Automatic Truckload ² Manages shipment aggregation based on orderand customer-based rules to consolidate to the truckload level. AUTOMOTIVE Automotive supply chain management is among the most complex and demanding of any industry. INDUSTRIES SERVED BY MENLO WORLDWIDE LOGISTICS Menlo Worldwide Logistics serves a broad spectrum of commercial and public sector industries. We develop dedicated teams for each industry. Menlo Worldwide Logistics meets this challenge with a team of industry veterans who have designed and deployed customized global and local solutions for a variety of automotive manufacturers and parts vendors.
THE SERVICES AND SOLUTIONS MENLO WORLDWIDE LOGISTICS OFFERS FOR AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY: y y Global network management Lean warehousing. dollar spend o o o o o y y y Collaborative network engineering solutions Dynamic optimization and execution Real-time Web-based part-level track and trace Freight audit and payment Web-based dashboard reporting Parts distribution Supply chain design and optimization Full-service supply chain consulting Page 68 of 82 . including vendor-managed inventory (VMI).S. subassembly and sequencing y Lean logistics management o o Data gathering and maintenance Leveraged procurement based on the strength of our multibillion U.
Our global infrastructure.HIGH TECH Menlo Worldwide Logistics is an industry leader in managing hightech supply chains for customers across various industry segments ² including computers and peripherals. printers and copiers. In addition to a core competency in fulfillment and transportation management. Page 69 of 82 . networking equipment. enhance our clients¶ abilities to manage inventories and speed product to market. Lean principles and leadingedge IT solutions provide high-tech clients with the tools to effectively address a highly competitive. such as postponement. semiconductor manufacturing and electronics manufacturing services. experience. vendor-managed inventory programs and global supply chain visibility. rapidly changing business environment. We pride ourselves on leveraging our vast knowledge to deliver innovative solutions that yield results for our clients. focused service offerings.
outsourced manufacturing. Accelerated product life cycles. we understand that each high-tech sector has unique supply chain requirements. LEVERAGING LOGISTICS EXPERIENCE Through years of serving some of the leading global high-tech companies. Our experience spans a broad spectrum of logistics activities across the high-tech supply chain ² including inbound materials to manufacturing. Regional and global projects cover the Asian. and finished product deliveries to reseller. Menlo Worldwide Logistics has developed a core competency in designing and implementing best practices in supply chain management. retail and consumer channels. security concerns and globalization of supply chains bring complex challenges. supply chain. Menlo Worldwide Logistics works closely with clients to deliver solutions that address these unique requirements. European and North American regions. contract manufacturer and OEM warehousing and flow-through centers. At Menlo Worldwide Logistics.A key challenge in today¶s high-tech industry is designing and managing a reliable. yet flexible. Our high-tech team has extensive logistics expertise in the following: y y y y y Computers and printers Networking equipment and telecommunications Consumer electronics Data storage Semiconductor manufacturing and equipment Page 70 of 82 .
CONTROL AND VISIBILITY Managing complex. Our approach is company-wide training in Lean methodologies ² every associate has an eye for identifying waste and a responsibility to eliminate and sustain.EXCELLENCE Within the high-tech industry. These opportunities are tracked using scorecard metrics that measure the effectiveness and quantifiable value of our Lean efforts. Kaizen events are held throughout the company ² with more than 70 performed among our high-tech projects alone over the past year. SOLUTIONS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE OPTIMIZATION. Menlo Worldwide Logistics¶ knowledge of the dynamic business environment in which our customers operate allows us to drive down inventory requirements and logistics costs.LEAN PRACTICES ARE KEY TO OPERATIONS . Value-stream mapping is used to pinpoint waste and areas of improvement. Our solutions are designed around Lean practices utilizing a structured approach to continual improvement. Page 71 of 82 . global supply chains with high-value inventories and demanding customer requirements requires innovative solutions supported by advanced IT capabilities. there is constant pressure to lower costs while maintaining superior quality and service. while increasing the speed at which clients can move products from source to customer.
kitting. and perform value-added services for this business sector. Whether your requirements are for a focused distribution solution or global supply chain management. For truly fluid supply chains. we operate cross-docks that keep products flowing from vendors to regional Page 72 of 82 .Focused industry solutions that meet these challenges include: y y y Hub services ² vendor-managed inventory (VMI). coupled with high order-fill rates. and tactically optimize transportation. cross-dock. provide transportation management. We operate distribution centers. execution management Global network visibility ² integration of logistics information. We offer both dedicated and multi-client distribution centers. we¶re ready to help you. RETAIL CONSUMER Retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) businesses have demanding execution requirements and are extremely cost-conscious. Menlo Worldwide Logistics meets these challenges with solutions carefully engineered to strategically optimize the number and location of distribution centers. There is an intense focus on inventory turnover. merge Delivery performance ² perfect order. configuration Menlo Worldwide Logistics will work with you to address your unique supply chain challenges and develop the right solution to meet your needs. control of flows y Postponement ² packaging. Our custom-designed supply chains provide clients with a competitive advantage.
GOVERNMENT Menlo Worldwide Logistics offers logistics services for both military and civilian customers in the public sector. a Page 73 of 82 . Menlo Worldwide Logistics¶ subsidiary. certified drivers and management. is the prime contractor for U. We carefully select carriers that specialize in chemical transportation ² with trained. Whether your requirements are local or regional. In partnership with SCRA.S.S. Menlo Worldwide Logistics can design and implement an efficient solution for your chemicals' logistics requirements. Transportation Command¶s Defense Transportation Coordination Initiative (DTCI). We are also at the forefront of implementing radio frequency identification (RFID) technology in response to the requirements of mass merchandisers CHEMICALS Menlo Worldwide Logistics understands the requirements for costeffective.distribution centers. sources. Menlo Worldwide Government Services. safe handling and transportation of chemicals. Menlo provide warehousing for packaged chemicals and perform packaging from bulk silos to gaylords. LLC. Menlo Worldwide Logistics holds a balloon contract under LogWorld for provision of supply chain resources. We provide a consolidation warehouse and forwarding service for several European defense agencies that purchase spare parts from U.
Page 74 of 82 . military. Using Lean principles. shipment execution and overall transportation resource management governing all Department of Defense (DOD) material shipments moving into and among DOD facilities in the 48 contiguous states. reliable delivery and inventory optimization. Even domestic manufacturers source parts and components from low-cost sources. This Menlo Worldwide Logistics subsidiary is responsible for deploying and operating an integrated logistics solution for shipment planning. Our solution engineers can assess the efficiency and robustness of your supply chain. optimization. they develop improved processes to streamline inventory flow. reduce waste and improve responsiveness. industrial manufacturers are moving more and more sourcing to lower-cost countries.strategic logistics program directed by the Department of Defense U. Transportation Command (US TRANSCOM) to streamline and improve domestic transportation and distribution operations supporting warfighters at all four branches of the U. recognizing their critical need for reliable flow and inventory visibility.S. Menlo Worldwide Logistics combines supply chain optimization with excellence in execution to a variety of industrial companies.S. That shift has increased the need to continually redesign supply chains in an effort to achieve lower landed costs. INDUSTRIAL GOODS To stay abreast of market demand for lower costs. Our objective is to keep your manufacturing operations running smoothly.
Menlo Worldwide Logistics¶ industrial supply chain solutions include: y y Solutions engineering combined with operational excellence Distribution centers and cross-docks strategically located to support your inventory and service objectives y y Transportation management via all modes Value-added services: o o o o o Packaging Postponement and localization Subassembly and kitting Sequencing Line-side delivery Worldwide Logistics employs proven manufacturing Menlo methodologies. and smooth inventory flow. Page 75 of 82 . to deliver supply chain reliability and efficiency. Our Lean experts perform value-stream mapping to remove waste from transportation and warehousing processes. such as Lean and Six Sigma.
y y y y y y y y y y Warehousing and distribution services Transportation management Lead logistics provider Cross-docking Returns and reverse logistics Vendor-managed inventory (VMI) Supply chain consulting Value-added services Truckload brokerage Intermodal CANADA y y y y y Transportation management Warehousing and distribution services Value-added services Truckload brokerage Intermodal Page 76 of 82 .S.COUNTRIES WE SERVE Menlo Worldwide Logistics offers services around the world: NORTH AMERICA U.
MEXICO y y y y y Warehousing and distribution services Transportation management Value-added services Truckload brokerage Intermodal SOUTH AMERICA y y y y Transportation management Warehousing and distribution services Value-added services Lead logistics provider ASIA / PACIFIC CHINA y y y y Warehousing and distribution services Transportation management Value-added services Trade documentation SOUTHEAST ASIA (MALAYSIA. THAILAND) y y y Warehousing and distribution services Transportation management Value-added services Page 77 of 82 . SINGAPORE.
Netherlands.United Kingdom y y y y y y y Warehousing and distribution services Transportation management: Pan-European and intercontinental Cross-docking Returns and reverse logistics Vendor-managed inventory (VMI) Bonded warehousing Web fulfillment Page 78 of 82 .y y y Automotive logistics Supply chain consulting Trade documentation INDIA y y Warehousing and distribution services Transportation management AUSTRALIA y y y y y Warehousing and distribution services Transportation management Value-added services Supply chain consulting Trade documentation EUROPE Germany. Hungary. Ireland.
implementation. Regardless of complexity. management and operation. Our services include: y y y y y y y y y Configuration Light assembly Packaging Kitting Order fulfillment Postponement Reverse logistics Dedicated. contract logistics Multi-client warehouses and distribution centers Page 79 of 82 .CAPABILITIES Menlo Worldwide Logistics is a recognized leading brand in global supply chain design. Menlo Worldwide Logistics offers custom solutions to handle all supply chain project phases. including design. We help customers develop strategies using a process approach to fit unique supply chain requirements. implementation and operation. We combine the most inventive logistics management minds and advanced supply chain technology with the best in global logistics services to provide customers a comprehensive menu of supply chain services. size or scope ² from global network management to single transactions ² Menlo Worldwide Logistics¶ solutions are customized to meet unique supply chain requirements.
accelerate order-cycle times. Menlo Worldwide Logistics helps firms attain operational excellence across their global supply chains. and tighten control of the supply chain ² all while reducing costs in transportation. improve customer service. Top-tier companies around the world look to Menlo Worldwide Logistics for innovative solutions that help drive business strategies. Menlo Worldwide Logistics enables clients to address complex global supply chain management issues. Through practical and incremental solutions that leverage leading technologies and the best in logistics services.y y y y y Transportation management Supply chain consulting Supply chain network analysis and design Software and technology solutions Vendor-managed inventory Menlo Worldwide Logistics specializes in the integration of all functions across the supply chain. Page 80 of 82 . through product manufacturing. from sourcing of raw materials. to the distribution of finished goods. inventory and order fulfillment.
It gives a clear picture that with the help of technology and skilled human personnel the traditional warehousing industry in India can be boosted and taken to a all new level in the history of the country. Page 81 of 82 .CONCLUSION From all the research done. it is now clear that information technology has done a great impact on the warehousing industry over the years since they are firstly introduced and adapted to the warehouse management. It depends upon us how well we can use these as positive note and make something remarkable by enhancing and upgrading our decades old practices and technology and make Indian logistics and Warehousing Industry to the pinnacle. It is now impossible for any small or large organization to do away with the implementation of such efficient and effective information system which can help not only to improve profits but also to improve ties with their entire supply chain which will then enable all to grow. Today India¶s economy is growing with leaps and bounds despite the recent recessions and hence many companies are having an eye on the Indian industry to spread their wings and reap benefit.
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