3PL File: CEVA Logistics

April 1, 2009
CEVA Logistics serves a diverse range of market sectors, including automotive and tires, technology, industrial, retail and consumer goods, healthcare, publishing, aerospace and oil and gas.

Mission Statement: CEVA Logistics is passionate about supply chain management. It is the company’s mission to deliver value to its customers through robust and repeatable supply chain solutions on a local, regional and global scale. It goes beyond the boundaries of traditional supply chain management and designs innovative solutions based on state-of-the-art technology, advanced supply chain engineering and global operational expertise. Everything done is measured by rigorous standards and global metrics. It invests in relationship management to ensure perfect communication with customers.

Capabilities: CEVA helps business flow more efficiently for customers by designing globally recognized supply chain strategies that optimize the flow of products. With an ongoing focus on operations excellence and supply chain visibility, CEVA provides end-to-end design, implementation and operation of logistics solutions in contract logistics, freight forwarding, distribution management and transportation management.

The company focuses on a diverse range of market sectors, including automotive and tires, technology, industrial, retail and consumer goods, healthcare, publishing, aerospace and oil and gas. Its sector solutions are based on sophisticated technology, advanced engineering and proven global operational expertise. CEVA is recognized as a leading logistics provider for the automotive sector and is among the top three 3PLs in several regions in retail and consumer goods and tires.

Technology Advantages: CEVA proactively reassesses solutions to anticipate changing requirements in supply chains. With connectivity between all actions of the supply chain being vital, Matrix, its flagship IT suite, connects CEVA, its customers and all relevant parties in their supply chain in real time. Matrix supports inbound, outbound and reverse logistics processes across multiple industries and comprises a complete range of transportation, inventory management, order fulfillment, financial settlement and e-commerce

Company Name:
CEVA Logistics-North America

Private. Owned by Apollo
Management L.P., a private equity investment firm.

Stock Symbol:

US Headquarters:
Contract Logistics Division
10751 Deerwood Park Blvd.
Suite 200
Jacksonville, FL 32256

Freight Management Division
15350 Vickery Drive
Houston, TX 77032

Website URL:

Foreign Locations/Markets Served:
The global network is comprised of
more than 1,000 locations with 8 million
square meters of warehouse space under
management in 100 countries worldwide.

Key Personnel:
Joe Bento-President, CEVA Americas and Global Freight Management
Jerry Riordan, COO Contract
Logistics Americas
Chris Monica, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Keith Goldsmith, Senior Vice President, Business Development
Dave Siler, SVP Finance & CFO

Year Founded:
1946 as TNT Logistics, became CEVA in 2006 and acquired Eagle Global Logistics in 2007

Number of Employees:
56,000 in 100 countries


How It Differentiates ltself: CEVA has built leading market positions by understanding its target sectors and applying its expertise to design and implement customized solutions that address sector-specific requirements. It believes its knowledge of customer supply chains and sector expertise help it develop more cost-effective solutions that create competitive advantages for its customers, putting it in a strong position to grow its business.

CEVA’s strategy is based on three cornerstones: 1. Customer and sector focus. Critical elements include key account management and focus on a number of target sectors. 2. Operational excellence. Develop, define and implement industry leading operational standards, including policies, processes and performance levels. A key initiative is LEAN, which is designed to increase productivity, reduce costs and improve service levels, through reducing waste by eliminating non-value-adding processes, reducing inflexibility by better matching of throughput and demand and reducing variability. 3. Technological leadership. This is driven through the continued development and rollout of Matrix.

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