Monday, November 21, 2011

Logistics Group Escape Recession by Driving Ford Supply Chain

New Jobs and Facilities to Support SUV Supply
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US – After having successfully retained their Italian Magneti Marelli contract for another four years CEVA Logistics have further increased their automotive related workload in Kentucky now that the Ford Motor Company have asked them to provide supply chain support services at the manufacturers assembly plant in Louisville. To support the production of the new Ford Escape CEVA are tasked with deconsolidating inbound freight containers, small lot logistics, returnable container management and transportation to and from the plant.

Beginning early next year CEVA will be investing in new facilities as well as adding jobs to the Louisville area to support Ford’s manufacturing push and Matt Ryan, Americas President for CEVA, emphasised the bond between the two companies suited his operation saying:

“For more than 20 years Ford has been one of CEVA’s most important partners, and we couldn’t be happier to see our relationship continue to expand. As the U.S. Automotive sector builds momentum through innovative, stylish models like the Escape, CEVA and Ford are working together to improve operational efficiencies which deliver superior vehicle quality as well as bottom line results.”

His opinion was supported by Kerry Zielinski, CEVA’s Vice President Business Development and the Global Key Account Leader for Ford who was clearly delighted by news of the contract extension commenting:

“We are pleased to be able to grow with Ford in Louisville and support the new Escape. Our services globally with Ford are geared to provide the right solution and designed to manage last miles of the supply chain to the final production. CEVA’s team has a strong reputation within Ford for operational excellence and smooth launches. I’m confident that Ford will be proud of the selection of CEVA to serve this new operation.”