Europe's biggest hospital group awards CEVA 5-year London contract
THE biggest hospital inventory system in Europe has awarded CEVA Logistics a five-year contract to manage warehousing and deliveries for the London's Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, reports the American Journal of Transportation
THE biggest hospital inventory system in Europe has awarded CEVA Logistics a five-year contract to manage warehousing and deliveries for the London's Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, reports the American Journal of Transportation.
The two parties have created a new, multi-purpose delivery centre that will enable the reduction of 90 per cent of deliveries each day to central London's Guy's Hospital, St Thomas' Hospital and Evelina London Children's Hospital.
All shipments inbound to Dartford will be tracked on arrival and at each key point in the process through to final handover. Combined with the supplier booking, this will provide the customer with total visibility across the supply chain.
The new service will reduce waste collection within the hospital group, said the press release. 'This is a ground-breaking partnership which we hope will be the catalyst for similar collaborations with other NHS Trusts,' said Eddie Aston, CEVA's managing director UK, Ireland and Nordics.
Said Guy's and St Thomas procurement officer David Lawson: 'This will remove over 36,000 truck deliveries each year. This is part of our ambitious strategy to reduce our carbon footprint.'
Once Dutch, but now based in Baar, Switzerland, CEVA Logistics is a global logistics and supply chain company with US$7 billion in annual revenues, 56,000 staff working in 17 regional clusters operating from in 160 countries.