CEVA Logistics has won an extension to its contract with Volkswagen for the operation of the company’s auto spares centre at Vinhed, Brazil. CEVA has been operating the site since 2010 and the 132,000 sq m facility is one of the largest of its kind in Latin America.
More than 90,000 parts are handled through the Vinhedo facility daily with more than 40 trucks a day delivering freight from 600 national suppliers. The activities at the spare parts centre serve a network of dealers across the light, commercial and heavy sectors.
The employees working at the spare parts centre are active across multiple disciplines including receiving, checking, packaging, carpentry (where CEVA manufactures wooden packaging for storage and exports), exports, warehousing and shipping.
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.
Concurrent with the contract renewal, CEVA has been awarded the top rating among Volkswagen’s audits conducted globally. Its LoPA (Logistics Process Assessment) 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.
Source: CEVA Logistics
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