Madrid, Spain, 25 November, 2013 – CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain companies, has signed a three year contract worth more than €3.5 million with Scania CV AB, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines, to manage the delivery of spare parts in Spain and Portugal.
Under this contract CEVA will manage the distribution of Scania spare parts to 100 delivery points in Spain and Portugal within 24 hours from order. This means an annual average of 2,300 tons of spare parts, equating to 50,000 shipments per year.
CEVA cross docks product in Spain from both Scania’s central European warehouse located in Opglabbeek, Belgium, for stock orders and from Scania’s Iberia regional warehouse located in Guadalajara, Spain, for urgent shipments. This complex operation is managed through our information technology suite, CEVA MatrixTM which supports the complete end-to-end supply chains of CEVA’s customers ensuring maximum flexibility and real time visibility of shipments. The CEVA Matrix Transport Management System (TMS) will guarantee the efficient management of shipments.
In addition, through CEVA’s Control Tower located in Alcobendas, Spain, CEVA will be able to deliver high quality monitoring, planning and security services, providing the most efficient transportation and distribution solutions while monitoring in real time all the transport activities in order to promptly react in case of incidents, therefore guaranteeing service continuity. Scania will also benefit from CEVA’s deep expertise in the sector, as well as from its LEAN philosophy of continuous improvement which increases the efficiency of customers’ supply chains by driving out waste and inefficiency, and applying the best solutions and optimizing costs.
Ángel Vázquez, Services and Quality Director of Scania CV AB said: “There were several factors that Scania took into consideration when deciding on our future logistic partner to distribute Scania parts in the Iberian Peninsula. We considered that CEVA was the best partner to work with due to their commitment to ensuring high quality standards and ability to implement the most innovative and added value solutions. The collaboration with CEVA in some other markets also helped us to make the decision and allows us to gain a more complete view of our entire supply chain operation through one provider. We are confident that all our expectations will be met.”
Izaskun Barquin, Business Development Director, CEVA in Iberia, said: “We are proud to include a prestigious company such as Scania among our customers within the Automotive sector, a segment in which CEVA is increasing its presence in Iberia. Our ability to guarantee efficient and timely deliveries is a crucial factor for every sector, in particular for spare parts, where punctuality is considered a key aspect in order to meet customers’ expectations and requirements. Thanks to our innovative technological solutions, such as CEVA Matrix, we will be able to support Scania to address the challenges which characterize this market, ensuring visibility and on time deliveries, while consolidating our position in the spare parts segment.”