ASHBY DE LA ZOUCH, 23 December 2008 - CEVA Newsfast has created three new Centres of Excellence for its magazine business. CEVA Newsfast, a division of CEVA Logistics, one of the world's leading supply chain companies, is combining its ocean, air, road and rework services for the magazine sector, in which it is already a market leader.
"Combining export and domestic freight in this way will enable CEVA to introduce a number of efficiencies across its magazine distribution business. Consolidation will also enable us to have better visibility of the inbound supply chain and we will be able to extract maximum value from this for our customers. Tracking technology systems are also being introduced," says David Bermingham, Managing Director, CEVA Newsfast.
Under the realignment CEVA will operate three Centres of Excellence based at Braintree, Heathrow and Felixstowe. A phased implementation has been put in place for the migration process.
CEVA currently operates import and export freight activities from its depot in Thurrock. The ocean freight activity will migrate to CEVA at Felixstowe and the export of magazines will be managed by CEVA Newsfast, Braintree. Air freight will be managed by CEVA at Heathrow. Combining the export and domestic freight will enable CEVA to introduce a number of efficiencies. Employees from Thurrock are relocating to the respective locations over the next few weeks. CEVA will continue to utilise its Thurrock depot as a storage facility.
About CEVA Newsfast:
CEVA Newsfast operates the largest high quality multi-user logistics network in the UK. It has a fleet of 800 vehicles working through its network of 19 multi-user depots for more than 80 clients. CEVA Newsfast carries more than 100 million newspapers a year and also makes more than 1,000 wholesale magazine deliveries every week, for 1,300 different titles.