Lenovo names CEVA Global Supplier of the Year at annual supplier conference

CEVA also presented with Innovation and Operations Excellence awards for operations spanning two continents
Hoofddorp, the Netherlands, 27 June, 2011 – CEVA Logistics, a leading global supply chain management company, has been recognized as Lenovo’s Global Supplier of the Year at its annual supplier conference which took place in Shenzhen, China in May. In addition to this prestigious award, the first time it has ever been won by a logistics provider, CEVA was also presented with the Innovation and Operations Excellence awards for operations in Japan and the U.S.Vittorio Favati, CEVA’s Chief Business Development Officer said: “We are extremely excited to receive these awards from Lenovo.  This is a testament to the dedication and expertise of our colleagues across the globe, who have successfully driven impeccable execution for our customers. Over the past four years, we have established a strategic relationship with Lenovo.  By better understanding their business and growth plans, we have been able to offer proactive and innovative solutions that support their ambitions.”

Mick Jones VP Global Logistics, Lenovo commented: “Our relationship with our suppliers is critical, and that is why our annual supplier event is so important for us. It allows us to share our vision, goals and constant drive for innovation with these key partners, so we all know what is expected and where Lenovo is heading as a company. CEVA has delivered continual and incremental improvements in our supply chain and is a very worthy recipient of all three awards. We are very excited about the future of our company and look forward to continuing to work with CEVA as part of our distribution network to support our continued success.”

CEVA’s operations on Lenovo’s behalf span two regions (the Americas and Asia Pacific), and their key growth markets in the U.S. and Japan.  CEVA’s Japanese team was recognized as the Global Supplier of the Year for the cross dock operation they manage on behalf of Lenovo in Tokyo, Japan. This operation was also presented with the Innovation Award for its focus on continuous improvement, delivery of a highly efficient, high-velocity cross dock solution and the smooth delivery of Lenovo’s products across Japan.

The U.S. operation, where CEVA manages Lenovo’s West Coast Distribution Center in Woodland, California, received the accolade of the Operations Excellence Award. This facility is responsible for 100% of Lenovo’s oceanfreight product bound for the US and serves as a retail distribution center for Lenovo’s largest retail customers.

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Krissy Attridge
Head of Communications
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