Milan, Italy, 5 February, 2013 – CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain companies, has signed a new five year contract with Nardi Elettrodomestici, a specialist in white goods production, operating in over 80 countries.CEVA will manage the transport of Nardi’s cooking, refrigeration and washing products, both built-in and free-standing, from the production site to CEVA’s warehouse in Monselice, near Padova. The logistics operator will handle the stocking and distribution for a total of 440,000 inbound and outbound pieces a year.
CEVA will use its cutting edge technological solutions, CEVA Matrix™, a suite of information technology systems that support the complete end-to-end supply chain ensuring maximum flexibility, real-time visibility of inventory and shipment status, distribution network optimization and cost savings. Through sound experience with white goods logistics, CEVA has proven itself the ideal partner to address the challenges of the home appliances market, which is characterized by high dynamism and rapid product obsolescence.
Marco Nardi, President of Nardi Elettrodomestici, said: “We chose to entrust CEVA with the management of the transport, storage and distribution for our ovens, refrigerators and washing machines because we are aware of its logistics expertise in our industry. Our company believes that technological innovation is a key tool to improve people’s life, and we share this view with CEVA. The CEVA Matrix™ solutions will allow us to optimize both transport, through the Transportation Management System (TMS) and the warehouse, with the Warehouse Management System (WMS). Specifically, CEVA Matrix™ TMS will allow us to schedule the best and fastest route to transport our products, while CEVA Matrix™ WMS will guarantee the efficient management of all aspects of warehouse planning and operations.”
Carlo Rosa, Vice President Development Director for CEVA in Italy, said: “We are delighted to announce this new partnership with Nardi. Our two companies share common philosophies such as simplicity, innovation and respect for the environment. We will provide Nardi with the capabilities which make us a market leader in the sector, with the strong intent to help our customer reach its important objectives of consolidation and growth.”
CEVA – Making business flow
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 51,000 employees are dedicated to delivering effective and robust supply chain solutions across a variety of sectors and CEVA applies its operational expertise to provide best-in-class services across its integrated network, with a presence in over 170 countries. For the year ending 31 December 2011, the Group reported revenues of €6.9 billion. For more information, please visit www.cevalogistics.com