In a further strengthening of its international aerospace business, CEVA Logistics has announced it has been awarded a five year contract to manage spare parts and components for Airbus at the aircraft manufacturer’s site in Hamburg, Germany. Effective February 2020, CEVA will become responsible for consolidating spare parts and components at the site from other locations across Europe, including Germany, France, Spain and the UK.
At the 21,000 sq metre facility, CEVA plans to implement more than 20 improvement projects to transform and improve the efficiency of the site over the next five years. Dedicated to spare parts kits, the facility is expected to expand in the coming years to cater to Airbus’ own production development plan.
Quality and Value-Added Services
The stock that will be managed is divided into shelving, pallets and large scale parts with an average of 31 kit line items. The core process are Inbound and require 100% quality, put away, picking of materials and advance kitting with outbound and special consolidations projects being available to meet special airline requirements. The CEVA team will put particular emphasis on quality and value added services.
Service performance for Airbus will be improved across the board with new KPIs introduced year on year. Helping the customer with new challenges such as additional warehouse units and an improvement project strategy for the following years will also be areas of focus.
Says CEVA’s CEO, Mathieu Friedberg: “CEVA’s exceptional capabilities in aerospace logistics have been recognised by Airbus with the awarding of this long-term contract. Our two companies have successfully worked together on other projects previously and the depth of CEVA’s specialist knowledge in this industry combined with its operational and delivery solutions have been key to securing this new business.”