Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Freight Forwarding Group Opens New Logistics Centre of Excellence

Everything from Training Facilities to Up to Date Supply Chain Options Available at Latest UK Depot
Shipping News Feature

UK – Today saw the official opening of global freight forwarding outfit Ceva Logistics first, European based, Centre of Logistics Excellence. Strategically located at Ashby de la Zouch this is the third such centre following the two established previously in Jacksonville and Singapore.

The new centre is aiming to be the place the company expands its current offerings and develops supply chain talents, offering best in class technologies and logistics solutions to further strengthen its presence in the region.The new premises will also be home to the training facilities which most of the world leading freight agencies and shipping companies consider an essential component in their future success.

Ceva says it will educate and inspire the next generation of logisticians from across Europe by using the Centre to introduce the scale and breadth of the logistics spectrum to a new generation, promoting its range of apprenticeships, internships and graduate management programmes.

The European Centre of Logistics Excellence is purpose built and designed to take visitors on the journey of a product/component through Ceva’s end-to-end service offering including; Inbound Logistics, Warehousing and Distribution, Manufacturing Support, Outbound Logistics, Final Mile Solutions and Aftermarket Services. The Centre also promotes the company’s specialist events and exhibition logistics division, Showfreight, as well the company’s Operations Excellence framework. Leigh Pomlett, President Europe for Ceva, was enthusiastic about this latest development, saying:

“We are excited to establish a Centre here in Ashby to act as a knowledge and innovation hub for supply chain excellence and to support our customers’ growth in Europe. The Centre is a compelling example of Ceva’s commitment to create value for our customers through excellence. Local talent and knowledge coupled with global expertise positions us well to design solutions that respond to supply chain challenges.

“Customers today are looking for ways to enhance control and visibility to optimise their supply chains end-to-end which results in increased supply chain performance. Visitors to the Centre will experience first-hand our collaborative and partnership approach to business, as well as our innate ability to create real solutions to supply chain challenges.”

Within the Centre, Ceva has constructed a mock-warehouse area to demonstrate the latest warehouse management technology and the company’s system capabilities. In addition, the area also showcases Ceva’s expertise in warehouse design and features certain real-life performance metrics that its sites operate against; enabling customers, and potential customers, to view and understand the full range of integrated supply chain options the company can deliver.

Photo: The official opening of the new centre proved popular with customers.