Monday, October 26, 2015

Logistics Group Made Up Over Beautiful Supply Chain Contract

Climate Control Infrastructure Helps Secure Prestigious Cosmetics Business
Shipping News Feature
BRAZIL - Sephora, a cosmetics retailer owned by LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton), has appointed freight services company Ceva Logistics to act as its supply chain provider in Brazil. Under the contract, Ceva will consolidate a variety of cosmetic products such as make-up, fragrances, hair care products, accessories, body and bath products and its own brand, Sephora Collection, from 40 distribution points within Brazil into one of Ceva’s multi-user sites located just outside of São Paulo.

In order to meet Sephora´s strict requirements Ceva has invested heavily in climate control infrastructure to enable the storage and handling of over 7,000 stock keeping units and approximately three million individual order items each year. Ceva will manage the inbound, warehousing, outbound and reverse logistics to Sephora stores across the country. According to Fabio Goncalves, Supply Chain Regional Director for Sephora:

“We are very happy to enter this partnership with a recognized global player in the 3PL business. As we plan to grow in Brazil we can see that Ceva will support this growth and be an excellent partner to deliver our needs. We chose Ceva because we needed a dynamic 3PL who could respond to our needs and precisely tailor their service offering to the fast-moving needs of a cosmetic house. Every second counts for us and the seconds with accuracy which Ceva will deliver are even better.”

It is believed this is Ceva’s the first time acting for a major cosmetics group in Brazil and Fabio Mendunekas, Ceva’s Vice President of Business Development, South America commented, saying:

“Not only are we proud to celebrate this partnership with Sephora, but we are equally proud to bring such a fashionable icon into Ceva´s portfolio of cosmetics and healthcare customers. With this contract we further our objective of diversifying our Sector portfolio.”