Honda of the UK Manufacturing has renewed its contract for inbound parts supply from Europe with Ceva Logistics for a further three years from 2012.
Ceva Ground Europe, based in Antwerp, Belgium, will continue to manage Honda’s European inbound logistics operations, handling the collection of parts from suppliers in over 40 locations across Europe and transporting them in sequence to the HUM production plant in Swindon, UK.
As part of the service Ceva manages third-party hauliers and transport providers, as well as transportation planning and delivery control activities. It also provides network engineering, full KPI reporting and freight invoice auditing. The LSP will also control the return of empty packaging.
Dave Taylor, divisional manager, Parts Logistics of HUM, said in a statement: “Our key objective was to create a more efficient supply chain and in achieving this, we have increased flexibility and parts visibility, while reducing costs and overall emissions.
Wouter Coppens, managing director, Ceva Ground Europe, added: “We have worked in partnership with HUM over the last two years in order to develop and implement an efficient ex-works collection service which meets the changing and evolving needs of HUM’s business. We are confident that CEVA Ground, thanks to its wide expertise, established network and excellent IT infrastructure, is capable of providing HUM with efficient and responsive solutions, improving and delivering increasing value to their supply chain.”
The company first signed a contract for inbound European supply to Honda UK in 2009 (read more here
HUM also recently signed a separate inbound contract with Yusen Logistics for the supply of parts to Swindon from UK suppliers.
Collecting from 59 of HUM’s UK suppliers, the service operates over 500 routes per week, each of which includes the collection of component parts and the return of packaging. Read more here