CEVA Logistics wins new spare parts contract with Volkswagen in Brazil
CEVA Logistics has contracted with Volkswagen for the operation of the company's auto spares centre at Vinhedo in Brazil has been extended
CEVA Logistics has contracted with Volkswagen for the operation of the company's auto spares centre at Vinhedo in Brazil has been extended.
CEVA has been successfully operating the site since 2010 and the 132,000-square metre facility is the largest of its kind in Latin America. At the same time, CEVA has been awarded the top status at the site as part of Volkswagen's Logistics Process Assessment (LoPA) programme, making it the automaker's best site in the world.
Under the new contract, CEVA will focus on high performance and process improvement. New operational activities will also be undertaken, including using cameras to check all packaged items are correctly packed and using pagers and tablets to digitise the receiving and packaging processes. This will further reduce the time vehicles have to spend on the dock and increase operational productivity, the company said in a statement.
Concurrent with the contract renewal, CEVA has been awarded the top rating among Volkswagen's audits conducted globally. Its LoPA programme audits compliance relative to its logistics processes and is undertaken by inspectors from the car company's head office in Germany.
This is the first time Volkswagen has awarded its top ranking Green status since introducing its LoPA programme. The audit assessed inbound processes, internal handling, materials resources, KPI effectiveness, outbound processes and customer satisfaction.
Said CEVA Logistics managing director LATAM, Nadia Ribeiro: 'Our entire team is extremely proud to have been awarded this new contract and to have won the Green status at Vinhedo. This is clear testimony to CEVA's dedication and expertise in automotive logistics. The productivity and efficiency of our operations at the site will be further enhanced in the years to come with the implementation of innovative technology projects.'