Ford’s transition to 2013 models results in new facility modifications and additional jobs
Houston, USA, 23 May, 2012 – CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain companies, today announced that it has expanded its partnership with Ford Motor Company to include a range of additional logistics functions for Ford’s Assembly Plant in Kansas City, Missouri.
CEVA will continue to support the F-series truck with supply chain solutions, as it has for more than seven years. The new operations will include small lot logistics, returnable container management and transportation to and from the plant as well as the existing activities of sequencing and material control. CEVA will also be investing in new facility modifications in Liberty, Missouri, as well as adding jobs to the Kansas City area in support of Ford.
Matt Ryan, CEVA’s Americas President commented: “Our long standing partnership with Ford has positioned both teams for success as Ford rolls out its 2013 vehicles. We’re extremely proud of the work we do with Ford and we have no doubt the new models will benefit from the same Operations Excellence we have delivered for more than twenty years.”
“With the movement of the Ford Escape production to Louisville, CEVA assisted in providing an excellent transition solution as the plant prepares for new models in 2013,” said Kerry Zielinski, CEVA’s Vice President Business Development and Americas Account Leader for Ford. “We are pleased to continue providing manufacturing support in Kansas City – our longest running Americas Ford operation. Our services here and worldwide for Ford consistently exceed standards in quality, cost and delivery providing robust supply chain solutions.”