CEVA Logistics has announced a renewal and an expansion of its services to the Ford Motor Company in which CEVA will provide container management, deconsolidation, metering, sequencing, transportation and inventory control for Ford's Louisville Assembly Plant (LAP) in Louisville, Kentucky.
CEVA has served Ford LAP as a Manufacturing Support Center (MSC) provider for the past four years.
CEVA will renew services to include metering, small lot logistics, return container management and just in time transportation to and from the plant. CEVA will also expand its services to provide sequencing to the line various parts in color/type order for ease of installation. CEVA will be investing in improvements to its current facilities by adding capacity in the form of an additional facility and equipment at the LAP site to better serve Ford.
"It is exciting to renew and expand our manufacturing support services to Ford in Louisville. We appreciate this commitment from one of our largest global customers," said Kerry Zielinski, CEVA's Vice President of Business Development for Automotive in North America. "The Automotive sector is one of CEVA's largest and we owe our successes to operational excellence and year-over-year service improvements on Ford's behalf."
"We value the relationship we have globally with Ford," said Antonio Fondevilla, CEVA's Executive Vice President of the Automotive sector. "We appreciate Ford's trust in us to provide them with top quality supply chain services assisting day-to-day operational logistics."
Also in support of Ford, CEVA has recently invested in new facilities in Kansas City and Louisville to support the Kentucky Truck Plant, adjacent to its existing facility – this commenced in July 2015.