Issue: Sep 2013


CEVA and Ford extend relationship at Kansas City plant



by Alan Tran

CEVA Logistics, a leading global supply chain management company, announced a contract renewal and expansion of business with Ford Motor Company. CEVA will provide a range of logistics functions for Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant (KCAP) in Claycomo, Missouri.

The Kansas City operation is CEVA’s longest running automotive manufacturing support operation for Ford in the Americas. CEVA has served Ford KCAP as an off-site supply chain service provider for over 11 years.

CEVA operations will include sequencing of inbound materials, small lot logistics, return container management and just in time transportation to and from the plant. Ford’s Kansas City plant is responsible for manufacturing the F-Series truck and will be the future home of the Ford Transit.

CEVA will be investing in new facilities in Kansas City, adjacent to its existing facility, as well as adding more than 60 jobs to the Kansas City area in support of Ford, starting in August.

“We are pleased to be able to grow with Ford in Kansas City to support the F-Series truck. Each truck that is built is critical to Ford and their customers. Our global supply chain services to Ford improve line-side productivity and enhance Ford’s ability to increase vehicle production,”said Kerry Zielinski, CEVA Vice President of Business Development and Americas Ford Account Leader. “Our commitment to Ford is very strong and we appreciate the trust they have in CEVA for day to day operational logistics,” said Jim Barnett, Vice President of the Automotive Sector for CEVA in the Americas.

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CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading non-asset based supply chain management companies, designs and implements industry leading solutions for large and medium-size national and multinational companies. Approximately 50,000 employees in more than 160 countries are dedicated to delivering effective and robust supply chain solutions across a variety of sectors where CEVA applies its operational expertise to provide best-in-class services across its integrated network. For more information, please visit www.cevalogistics.com

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