SÃO PAULO, Brazil, 15 October 2008 - CEVA Logistics, one of the leading supply chain companies in the world, has been chosen to operate the movement of parts in the production processes for Ford's Engine and Transmission factory, in Taubaté, São Paulo State, in Taubaté, São Paulo State.
With 12 years of services provided to Ford, CEVA manages a warehouse with 5 thousand square meters where it receives, performs and distributes materials, line supplies, production control and product distribution, inter-factory transportation with full-time dedicated trucks, among others. The transportation of parts between production processes, which was previously performed by Ford itself, covers now the engines, transmissions and chassis factories. With the new service, 35 additional employees were added to the workforce, with a total of 162 staff dedicated to the customer.
"Adding the parts transportation to our contract is a milestone achievement, because it shows that Ford recognizes the quality of our services. We work with operational performance ratings to ensure that processes comply with CEVA standards and with customer expectations", highlights Ricardo Melchiori, CEVA Brazil Operations Director.
According to Luiz Carlos Silva, Ford's Material Planning and Logistics Manager, "the expansion in the scope of services provided by CEVA has the goal of achieving a higher integration between the activities of reception, storage and provisioning of the production lines. The new contract includes incorporated activities for part transportation in our manufacturing process. CEVA's is now responsible for the totality of our intralogistics". Silva concludes by saying that this new agreement will help to advance concepts such as Lean Logistics, as well as security matters, "all of this through establishing new supply routes, which are under development", he added.
In addition to the contract with Ford in Brazil, CEVA also provides services for the manufacturer in Australia, Philippines, New Zealand, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States.
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