Milan, November 7, 2008 - CEVA Logistics, a leading global supply chain management company and the biggest logistics operator in Italy, has been awarded the prestigious "Logistics Operator of the Year" prize for 2008 in the Logistics Innovation category, thanks to a project carried out with Jal Group, European leader and the world's second biggest company in the design, production and marketing of professional safety footwear.
This award for the most innovative logistics project is presented every year by Assologistica, the Italian national association that groups together the biggest logistics operators for third parties. The prize goes to logistics companies and managers that have stood out for introducing innovations in various areas, such as technology, real estate, the environment, transport (sea, ground, air and intermodal) and business globalization. Each year members of Assologistica, Assologistica Cultura e Formazione, and the Euromerci editorial team identify those companies that have been able to transform innovation into concrete benefits for their business.
Jal began a partnership with CEVA in 2008 to comprehensively redesign its logistics flows in Europe, which until now had been highly fragmented. Jal identified in CEVA a logistics partner that, in terms of expertise and proven international excellence, was the best possible choice for the unified and integrated management of the logistics chain, providing a completely tailor-made service.
CEVA acquired the responsibility of transporting the raw materials used for the manufacture of safety footwear to the manufacturing unit in Tunisia (inbound operations) and the transport of finished products from Tunisia to the various countries in which the products are marketed (outbound operations). Outbound transportation is concentrated at the Scarmagno warehouse, which is used for the unified management of the Jal Group stock.
Thanks to the integrated logistics solution developed by CEVA, Jal has been able to grasp new business opportunities and respond to the requirements of its market with great flexibility and timeliness. The restructured logistics flows implemented by CEVA have enabled operating processes to be significantly simplified, resulting in the immediate optimization of the cost/benefit ratio.
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