Houston, USA, 11 March, 2014 – CEVA Logistics, a leading global supply chain management company, today announced that Volvo Cars of North America, the Rockleigh, New Jersey-based subsidiary of the Swedish luxury automotive manufacturer, has selected CEVA’s customs brokerage services for its U.S. business. The U.S. market is Volvo’s largest market, with the brand having been sold in the U.S. for more than 60 years.
According to Maureen Syme, Customs Manager of Volvo, “Volvo chose CEVA’s customs brokerage services due to the proactive and forward thinking solutions the company proposed coupled with its knowledge of best practices in this area. CEVA has a comprehensive understanding of our business needs and will help us drive our brokerage program to new levels of efficiency.”
CEVA’s selection further validates the company’s leadership in managing logistics for the global Automotive sector. “Our newest Volvo relationship leverages CEVA’s deep expertise in the Automotive sector and customs brokerage to bring unique value to the customer,” said Kimberly Wakeman, Senior Director, Business Development, Customs Brokerage and Trade Services, for CEVA. “Beyond pricing, Volvo was impressed with our compliance capabilities and our Zero Defect Start-up (ZDS) process.”
CEVA’s ZDS process is an integral part of CEVA’s Project Management methodology and is designed to get customer implementations right the first time. ZDS ensures a standard approach to project implementation with ZDS project managers across all CEVA operations globally trained on the framework and experience in best practice ZDS project implementation tools.
CEVA has a rich heritage in customs brokerage, with a lineage dating back more than 124 years. The company has extensive customs brokerage resources in the U.S., including deeply experience licensed brokers and several hundred import professionals.