Ashby-de-la-Zouch, UK, 18 December, 2013 – CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain management companies, is delighted to announce that it has secured a five year, multi million euro contract renewal with Vileda, Europe’s pioneering cleaning brand and house cleaning solutions provider.
Under the renewed contract which runs to 2018, CEVA will continue to provide Vileda with warehousing and transportation services, in addition to the receipt and management of raw materials and products, re-packing services, and the storage of spare parts in the UK.
CEVA stores approximately 5,300 pallets across over 700 SKUs for Vileda in its multi user warehouse facility in Corby, Northamptonshire. The company also assembles 100 different product lines from over 275,000 raw components before dispatching around 350 orders per week, equating to around 2.7 million cases per annum. Vileda’s Consumer and Professional product ranges are also assembled into the correct packaging denomination and product configuration before distributing orders to its UK wholesalers. In addition to this, CEVA also provides product receipt, stock management, supplier collections and label production as part of the solution.
Mirib Michael, Supply Chain Manager for Vileda said: “CEVA provides a well managed and efficient converting, warehousing and transport solution. The service levels and performance that we have come to expect from CEVA is very pleasing, particularly in the areas of on time, in full deliveries and stock accuracy where KPIs are tracking at very high levels. This year, as part of CEVA’s LEAN methodology, a full review of our converting operation was undertaken which resulted in a complete overhaul of the way product flows through the warehouse and converting area. The subsequent changes have delivered some huge benefits and we look forward to further improvement measures across the contract term.”
Matthew Carroll, CEVA’s Regional Director for Consumer and Retail in the UK said: “We are delighted to be awarded this contract extension with Vileda. The team at Corby work extremely hard to continually maintain very high service levels and I am extremely confident that with the inherent culture of continuous improvement across our operations, that the team will continue to deliver real benefits for this customer.”
As part of CEVA’s holistic approach to managing and driving efficiency in Vileda’s supply chain, it works closely with Vileda’s packaging suppliers and parcel network, holding regular reviews and exploring cost saving opportunities.
In September CEVA announced that it had also renewed its business with Vileda in Turkey – extending a 14 year partnership. From CEVA’s new 70,000 square meter facility in Gebze, CEVA provide Vileda with warehousing, value added and domestic distribution services.