CEVA wins plaudits for boosting parts visibility for Rolls Royce

CEVA has gained an award nomination at this year’s The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Awards for Excellence.

Up for the Supply Chain Innovation award – against CHEP and Wren Kitchens – CEVA was selected for its work with Rolls Royce, for which it has been managing the domestic, regional and international shipment of aerospace parts for the firm’s civil and defence divisions.

Enabling a “new level of part visibility” and optimising the supply chain to cut costs, CEVA established three global control towers; at Ashby-de-la-Zouch, UK, Singapore and Jacksonville FL.

CEVA transitioned north of 800 individual Rolls-Royce suppliers on its Matrix Supply Chain Management global platform, giving the manufacturer a single source for the data and visibility of its shipments.

This new level of visibility has enabled Rolls-Royce to dramatically reduce the volume of expedited freight it requires and introduced a reduction in transit times which are measured against agreed Service Level requirements, said CEVA, which began phase one of the sizeable project in 2017.

Like all the nominees, CEVA will have to wait until the award ceremony on Thursday 17 October at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London to see if it has won.