CEVA credits high-speed fulfilment centres for business wins

CEVA Logistics believes its investment in high-speed e-commerce fulfilment centres and specific e-commerce transport solutions is helping it win new business around the world.

“Our strong IT integration capabilities dovetail logistics with the online world in a way which really works for the customer,” said Laurent Binetti, CEVA’s chief commercial officer.

“Speed is everything in this business and you must be able to design and run networks which deliver optimised costs and fast lead-times.”

The company has recently expanded its e-commerce services with the implementation and go-live of significant new business wins in the UK, Turkey, USA, Canada and Brazil.

CEVA’s eFulfilment centres rely on its dense global network which serve next-day or even same day delivery.

It says its e-commerce solutions are designed to enable its customers to successfully sell over the internet by optimising their supply chains for the digital age.

In the past, B2B and B2C supply chains were separate flows of goods for the last mile. Now, it is a key to modern omni-channel ecosystems to combine the two worlds.

CEVA has experience in both sectors and global services for industry leading clients serving retail stores and end-consumers.

Niels Weithe, CEVA’s global head of e-commerce, says: “Shipping from China to a consumer in London in four days for a reasonable price is one of the products we see a very strong demand for moving forward.

“The general shift of logistics volume into e-commerce, the omni-channel integration requiring new warehousing and last mile solutions, and the globalisation of eCommerce are the most relevant challenges for a logistics services provider.

“These are the areas where we invest heavily. As part of that, we see many more heavy and bulky goods are sold online and require special handling. As an expert in this sector, we’ll continue to expand our client base in this field too.”