CEVA renews contract with Nokia Siemens Networks

Warehouse consolidation key to efficient after sales operations

Hoofddorp, the Netherlands, 11 June, 2012 – CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain management companies, has renewed a multi year contract with Nokia Siemens Networks, world specialist in mobile broadband, to manage their global after sales and reverse logistics operations.Under the agreement, CEVA will continue to manage Nokia Siemens Networks’ global distribution and reverse logistics center, handling approximately 1.4 million parts each year. The two companies have worked in cooperation since 2000, with additional volumes added in 2007 as a result of the merger between Nokia’s Networks business and Siemens carrier business, and during this time CEVA has considerably enhanced the efficiency of the after sales operations. By consolidating five warehouses into one dedicated facility in Wijchen, the Netherlands, totalling 22,500 sq m, CEVA has been able to reduce operating cost, increase stock accuracy and improve supply chain performance.

Services provided from the global distribution and reverse logistics center include full returns handling, milk runs to and from repair vendors, visual screening, management of the failure report center and same day order processing. These services are provided for all telecommunications infrastructure equipment.

Ronald van der Putten, CEVA’s Global Key Account Director for Nokia Siemens Networks added: “We are proud to continue our relationship with the world’s leading provider of mobile broadband. The consolidation of the after sales and reverse logistics operations into one dedicated location has delivered many benefits.  We are confident that our ongoing quest for excellence and continuous search for improvement will drive even greater efficiencies for our customer Nokia Siemens Networks and enable them to deliver even more excellent service to their final customers.”

CEVA
Krissy Attridge
Head of Communications
Tel:  +44 208 755 5180
krissy.attridge@cevalogistics.com

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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 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