CEVA Logistics, a leading global supply chain management company, has launched the operation of an inbound manufacturing support facility for Ford Motor Companyâ€™s Kentucky Truck plant in Louisville. Ford, a global leader in the automotive industry, manufactures and distributes several well-known automobile brands.
The operation, which is located in close proximity to the plant, provides small lot market place replenishment, container management as well as just in time transportation of all material in quick response to the plantâ€™s specific build needs. The facility has added over 25 jobs to the area. While CEVA Logistics provides a variety of logistics services to Ford in many locations across the world, this is the first contract for this particular truck plant. The launch of this new facility expands on the long-standing, successful CEVA-Ford partnership
â€œWeâ€™re happy to have been selected by Ford Motor Company to support this truck manufacturing plant,â€ said Kerry Zielinski, Vice President Automotive Sales, CEVA Logistics. â€œOur launch was an exciting committed adventure for CEVA as we launched during what was called the worst ice storm in Louisville history.â€ He added, â€œOur team worked without power, without computers or even phones in 35 degree weather to maintain production for Ford at this plantâ€. Lastly he said, â€œOur creative solutions kept the plant working and our efforts were appreciated by the Ford Group.â€
CEVA Logistics has received three unique â€œQ1â€ awards from the Ford Motor Company for our various truckload and fleet transportation operations in the United States and Canada. The â€œQ1â€ Award is the highest honor attainable for Fordâ€™s preferred suppliers. The award recognizes suppliers who have achieved a sustained level of excellence in customer satisfaction, while meeting Fordâ€™s systems and results requirements in quality, delivery and management. In addition, suppliers must have endorsements from Ford’s key customers and meet Ford-defined performance metrics.
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CEVA Logistics is a leading global supply chain management company. We provide end-to-end design, implementation and operational solutions in contract logistics and freight management to large and medium-sized national and multinational companies. CEVA employs circa 50,000 people and runs an extensive global network with facilities in over 100 countries. For the year ending 31 December 2008, the Group reported revenues of â‚¬6.3bn. For more information, please visit www.cevalogistics.com
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 213,000 employees and about 90 plants worldwide, the companyâ€™s wholly owned automotive brands include Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Volvo. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Fordâ€™s products, please visit www.ford.com
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