Trinity Mirror plc renews five year contract with CEVA
Ashby de la Zouch, UK, 12 June, 2012 – CEVA Logistics, a leading global supply chain management company, has announced that it has renewed a five year multi-million euro contract to provide delivery services for one of the UK’s largest newspaper publishers, Trinity Mirror plc.
Under the continued agreement, which has been running for the past 10 years, CEVA will make around 33,000 deliveries of the Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror to Trinity Mirror’s wholesaler network each year.
In the UK, CEVA is one of the market leaders in publishing and media logistics for the newspaper, book, printing, stationery, paper and packaging industries. CEVA delivers over 20,000 tons of newsprint per week, 364 days a year, to over 100 wholesalers nationwide.
Under the renewed contract, CEVA will be responsible for the distribution of national titles from Trinity Mirror’s print centers in Watford and Oldham to the company’s wholesale customer base across England and Wales.
John Howard, Circulation Director - Nationals, Trinity Mirror commented: “The high levels of service we have received from CEVA over the past 10 years and the strong operational performance were major factors in our decision. We have been particularly impressed with the levels of vehicle utilization achieved and look forward to this continuing under this latest agreement.”
Jon Evans, CEVA’s Senior General Manager, Business Development, Consumer, Retail andMedia, said: “We are delighted to extend the relationship based on our proven and consistent levels of performance. By identifying significant improvement opportunities in Trinity Mirror’s supply chain we aim to further optimize operational solutions and reduce delivery costs for this important and long-standing customer.”
CEVA’s expertise in publishing and media logistics combined with the company’s rigorous process-driven approach provides reliable cost-effective distribution solutions for newspapers, books, periodicals, magazines, print inserts, point of sale collateral and other printed material.
The company’s 24/7 operation provides time sensitive primary distribution services such as on site post-press management services, product preparation and dispatch management, in addition to collection management and magazine break bulk services.
CEVA renews contract with Nokia Siemens Networks
Warehouse consolidation key to efficient after sales operations
Hoofddorp, the Netherlands, 11 June, 2012 – CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain management companies, has renewed a multi year contract with Nokia Siemens Networks, world specialist in mobile broadband, to manage their global after sales and reverse logistics operations.
Under the agreement, CEVA will continue to manage Nokia Siemens Networks’ global distribution and reverse logistics center, handling approximately 1.4 million parts each year. The two companies have worked in cooperation since 2000, with additional volumes added in 2007 as a result of the merger between Nokia’s Networks business and Siemens carrier business, and during this time CEVA has considerably enhanced the efficiency of the after sales operations. By consolidating five warehouses into one dedicated facility in Wijchen, the Netherlands, totalling 22,500 sq m, CEVA has been able to reduce operating cost, increase stock accuracy and improve supply chain performance.
Services provided from the global distribution and reverse logistics center include full returns handling, milk runs to and from repair vendors, visual screening, management of the failure report center and same day order processing. These services are provided for all telecommunications infrastructure equipment.
Ronald van der Putten, CEVA’s Global Key Account Director for Nokia Siemens Networks added: “We are proud to continue our relationship with the world’s leading provider of mobile broadband. The consolidation of the after sales and reverse logistics operations into one dedicated location has delivered many benefits. We are confident that our ongoing quest for excellence and continuous search for improvement will drive even greater efficiencies for our customer Nokia Siemens Networks and enable them to deliver even more excellent service to their final customers.”