Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Freight Forwarding and Supply Chain Deal Signed for Pan European Bathroom Equipment Deliveries

Logistics Group Flushed with Success by New Contract
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EUROPE – Freight forwarding and supply chain group CEVA Logistics has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide the central and northern European regional logistics services to Ideal Standard, Belgium-headquartered bathroom solutions group, and a familiar name all over Europe.

Within the framework of the new collaboration, CEVA will operate a 17,375m2 regional distribution centre located in Bielany Wroclawskie in south western Poland capable of handling up to 150,000 pallets per annum. From there, CEVA will manage all warehouse and transport processes for the manufacturer in Central and Northern Europe.

The contract includes supplying the Distribution Centre from various European factories and coordinating deliveries to final customers in Poland, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Slovakia, Luxembourg, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

To develop the operational documentation, the layout of the warehouse, and the purchasing and installation processes for the Polish hub, the teams from CEVA Logistics and Ideal Standard held a number of project meetings. They have also organised and conducted recruitment, training, and administrative processes, including supervision of the design of the office and welfare space equipment.

Modern technology-based solutions were used to launch and execute this contract. In addition to the strategic deployment of its Warehouse Management System (WMS) Matrix system, CEVA's IT experts have been evaluating the use of drones, robots, and other innovations to support administrative and warehouse processes inside the facility.

CEVA says that the new contract is one of the most innovative projects the company has ever undertaken in Central and Northern Europe and has been implemented using its Zero Defect Start-Up (ZDS) methodology. The highest safety standards have also been implemented on site, which are designed to ensure zero accidents at work, as well as a programme to engage employees in the conscious creation of a safe working environment. Guillaume Sauzedde, CEVA's Managing Director Central & Eastern Europe, said:

“The Zero Defect Start-Up methodology ensured that a team of experts was set up in specific areas to oversee the customer's precise needs and requirements. The aim of using ZDS was to flawlessly implement the project, maintain budgetary discipline and guarantee the highest quality of service after the implementation phase.”