Welcome!

SDN Journal Authors: Yeshim Deniz, Liz McMillan, Elizabeth White, Pat Romanski, TJ Randall

News Feed Item

Menlo's Carl R. Fowler Appointed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce to Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness

Committee Will Advise the Secretary on Supply Chain Issues Crucial to Increasing U.S. Exports

SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/15/12 -- Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced that Carl R. Fowler, senior director of sales and solutions for Menlo, has been named to the newly formed U.S. Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness. Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank announced the launch of the Advisory Committee, whose first meeting is at the Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 19.

Mr. Fowler, a 20-year supply chain industry veteran, joins a group of 40 senior-level private sector representatives of multiple industries and supply chain experts appointed to the Committee by the Secretary of Commerce. In its news release issued last week, the Commerce Department said the Committee "will advise the Secretary, the U.S. Department of Transportation and other U.S. agencies on supply chain issues that affect the international competitiveness of U.S. businesses" and will "act as a liaison between industry and government ... ensuring regular contact with the supply chain industries, including manufacturers, distributors and exporters." The Committee's advice will also be used in the development of a national freight policy and in executing the President's National Export Initiative, which aims to double U.S. exports by the end of 2014.

"It's an honor to serve on this prestigious advisory committee," said Mr. Fowler. "I look forward to a robust dialogue and the opportunity to contribute to strategies and policies that can improve the competitiveness of supply chains and transportation networks in the U.S. and with our many global trade partners."

"The Obama administration recognizes that in order to be competitive in today's global economy, American manufacturers need to be able to move products and goods securely, quickly, and efficiently within our borders and beyond," said Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank. "The Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness will provide crucial input on issues related to national freight infrastructure and policies so that we can best support millions of U.S. businesses export goods, compete domestically and globally, and support American jobs."

Committee members are leaders in their fields of expertise and represent supply chain firms, associations, stakeholders, community organizations, and also include experts from academia.

The Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will serve on the Committee as non-voting members, and the Department of Commerce will work closely with those and other agencies to coordinate government activities and programs to implement Committee recommendations.

U.S. supply chains are critically dependent on the quality and capacity of America's freight transportation network -- the largest and most extensive freight infrastructure in the world. The network serves over 7.5 million U.S. business establishments, carrying some 13 billion tons of raw materials and finished goods annually between production and consumption centers.

Mr. Fowler has 20 years of experience in manufacturing, warehousing, materials management, transportation and global supply chain management. He has been responsible for supply chain transformation initiatives for nine Fortune 500 companies, leading programs that have resulted in tens of millions of dollars in savings and efficiency gains through supply chain design and business process transformation. In his current role as Menlo's senior director of sales and solutions, Mr. Fowler leads Menlo's business development efforts in North America and is responsible for sales and solutions programs and strategies, business growth and new customer acquisition.

Follow Menlo Worldwide Logistics on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MenloLogistics

Menlo Worldwide Logistics images are available at www.con-way.com/en/about_con_way/newsroom

About Menlo Worldwide Logistics
Menlo Worldwide Logistics is a $1.6 billion global provider of logistics, transportation management and supply chain services with operations in five continents including North America. Based in San Mateo, Calif., Menlo's 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. The company operates a strategic network of multi-client and dedicated facilities encompassing more than 17 million square feet of warehouse space in North America, the Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America. With its industry-leading technologies, Menlo creates effective, integrated solutions for the transportation and distribution needs of leading businesses around the world.

Menlo Worldwide Logistics is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), a $5.3 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics company. For more information, please visit us on the Web at www.con-way.com.

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

Contacts:
Menlo Worldwide Logistics
Gary Frantz
(650) 378-5335
[email protected]

Kemp Goldberg Partners
Amber Caron
(207) 773-0700
[email protected]

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

CloudEXPO Stories
We are seeing a major migration of enterprises applications to the cloud. As cloud and business use of real time applications accelerate, legacy networks are no longer able to architecturally support cloud adoption and deliver the performance and security required by highly distributed enterprises. These outdated solutions have become more costly and complicated to implement, install, manage, and maintain.SD-WAN offers unlimited capabilities for accessing the benefits of the cloud and Internet. SD-WAN helps enterprises to take advantage of the exploding landscape of cloud applications and services, due to its unique capability to support all things cloud related.
In an era of historic innovation fueled by unprecedented access to data and technology, the low cost and risk of entering new markets has leveled the playing field for business. Today, any ambitious innovator can easily introduce a new application or product that can reinvent business models and transform the client experience. In their Day 2 Keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Mercer Rowe, IBM Vice President of Strategic Alliances, and Raejeanne Skillern, Intel Vice President of Data Center Group and GM, discussed how clients in this new era of innovation can apply data, technology, plus human ingenuity to springboard to advance new business value and opportunities.
Business professionals no longer wonder if they'll migrate to the cloud; it's now a matter of when. The cloud environment has proved to be a major force in transitioning to an agile business model that enables quick decisions and fast implementation that solidify customer relationships. And when the cloud is combined with the power of cognitive computing, it drives innovation and transformation that achieves astounding competitive advantage.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that "IoT Now" was named media sponsor of CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO 2018 New York, which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City, NY. IoT Now explores the evolving opportunities and challenges facing CSPs, and it passes on some lessons learned from those who have taken the first steps in next-gen IoT services.
The current age of digital transformation means that IT organizations must adapt their toolset to cover all digital experiences, beyond just the end users’. Today’s businesses can no longer focus solely on the digital interactions they manage with employees or customers; they must now contend with non-traditional factors. Whether it's the power of brand to make or break a company, the need to monitor across all locations 24/7, or the ability to proactively resolve issues, companies must adapt to the new world.