Warehouse and outbound transportation initiatives will be further supported through a contract extension between CEVA Logistics and Fiat Chrysler Automotive (FCA) in Brazil, according to an announcement this weekend.
Adding to 21 years of partnering between the two, the extension will consist of an additional four and a half years to the partnership with CEVA employing more than 450 employees for added support. CEVA confirmed it will also support new business efforts for outbound transportation in the south region in Brazil.
“We have created a compelling solution for FCA and its dealer network. It is a great honor to continue expanding our partnership with such a strategic customer. The outcome of these negotiations is the result of our commitment to consistently delivering operational excellence and continuous improvement to FCA. It also reinforces our presence in aftermarket solutions related to the automotive sector,” explains Daniel Cortazzo, Senior Manager Business Development for Automotive and Industrial sectors at CEVA in Brazil.
CEVA’s current services contract with FCA is focused at them Betim facility and boasts production capacity of 180,000 outbound lines per month.
Partners CEVA Logistics and leading home furnishings company Ikea, confirmed the newest customer distribution center on the east coast this week. The opening of the new CDC is another testament to the almost four-year partnership between the two companies.
“We have developed an excellent working relationship with IKEA where we have focused on the cultural alignment between our two companies so that we can deliver the operational excellence IKEA demands every time,” said Brett Bissell, CEVA’s Chief Operating Officer, Contract Logistics. “We’ve used our logistics expertise to design and deliver solid solutions which specifically meet your needs and enable this huge facility to run effectively. We then combine the skills and experience of our operations managers and supply chain designers to make the building work for you on a day-to-day basis.”
The 200-acre area located on the west shore on Staten Island has already kicked off successful operations and focuses on delivering large items and online orders.
“We are proud to partner with CEVA logistics to operate our new Staten Island fulfillment center, which has brought 200 new jobs in the market,” said Tanja Dysli, Customer Fulfillment Manager, IKEA Retail U.S. “The new facility will help meet the delivery needs of our New York-area customers whether they are shopping in our stores, the IKEA Planning Studio or online.”
Source: CEVA Logistics