CEVA Logistics, a leading global supply chain management company, has signed a five year deal to manage UK distribution for the Telegraph Media Group, and three year contracts with the Express and Sport newspaper groups.
CEVA has managed distribution for the Telegraph Media Group, the company behind the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, for over 20 years and was awarded the new contract based on excellent service and cost. Particularly key was the ability to scale support at short notice and be responsive to demand. The Express contract was won following a competitive tender and CEVA was chosen due to its flexibility and available resources.
Steve McLaughlin, Director and General Manager, Telegraph Media Group, said: Weve worked with CEVA for 20 years and view the team as an extension of our own. When a big story breaks late in the day or overnight, our printing schedule and distribution timings shift. So its critical for us that our logistics solution can adapt to cope with changes quickly and at cost. Weve been working with CEVA for many years so were confident in the companys ability to deliver and to do so cost effectively and for this reason weve chosen to award them the new contract.
David Bermingham, Managing Director, CEVA Newsfast, said: The publishing sector is facing unprecedented and challenging times and theres a greater need than ever before for the distribution supply chain to be responsive. With such a tough operating environment, publishers are also seeking the most cost effective route to market. We have clearly demonstrated to these three companies that we can deliver unrivalled reliability and service excellence in a cost effective way.