The Global Procurement team at CEVA Logistics, one of the worlds leading providers of supply chain logistics services, has received a prestigious accreditation award from The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS).
CIPS is a leading body representing the field of purchasing and supply chain management. Its certification programme is an established benchmark of excellence in organisational procurement competence.
Awarded to date to an elite group of around 70 private organisations worldwide, this accreditation recognises CEVAs outstanding procurement policies, procedures and world class working practices.
Based in London UK, Global Procurement is a function within CEVA that operates a centre-led strategy, unifying and coordinating procurement activities across its global operations, covering in excess of 3.5b in multi-regional spend. The accreditation process involved a rigorous external audit to evaluate a wide range of subject matter ranging from procurement process methodology, code of operating integrity through to supplier relationship management and environmental strategy.
Commenting on the award, Simon Boggis, Chief Procurement Officer at CEVA said, We are delighted and honoured to receive this accolade, it recognises and embodies CEVAs values in striving for excellence at all levels. As a Global Procurement team we are fully focused on continually improving our services for all our customers and this award only serves to reinforce the key strategic importance that Procurement plays within CEVA today.
The Global Procurement team at CEVA Logistics has come a very long way since it was set up only three years ago, remarked Mike Mari, Head of Certification at CIPS. There is an excellent team ethic and absolute clarity of the role and objectives of the Global Procurement organisation. The benefits tracking and reporting mechanisms were designed and agreed with the Board Director of Finance to drive cost out on a global basis and support effective business objectives, and this sponsorship underpins the connectivity the Global Procurement enjoys within the whole organisational structure.