3PL news: New CEVA cross-docking facility provides shippers with more efficiencies

image
By Staff
May 19, 2011 - LM Editorial

Global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider CEVA is continuing to increase its presence in the United States. The company announced this week it has relocated its cross-dock operations to a new facility in Otay Mesa, California, which is less than three miles from its previous location.

CEVA has had a presence in Otay Mesa for more than two decades, according to company officials. And they added that the new facility, which is comprised of 28,000 square-feet and 14 dock doors, has been renovated in an effort to best serve shippers along the San Diego and Tijuana border.

The docking space in the new facility is 25 percent larger than the previous location and is designed to augment supply chain velocity and throughput by providing cargo visibility heading to multiple destinations.

“Our newly expanded facility will greatly enhance our cross dock operations,” said Dennis Cancino, Station Manager for CEVA’s California and Mexico cross border operations, in a statement.  “Not only will our customers benefit from our improvements but CEVA employees will also appreciate the new facility’s upgraded features and redesigned warehouse offices.”

A CEVA spokesperson told LM the biggest benefits of this new location include:
-more dock doors to service customer trucks and drivers;
-a decreased depth of its warehouse that reduced loading times; and
-improving throughput by minimizing travel, footsteps or material handling distance, and number of touches to freight.

In terms of how freight flows into and out of the new facility, the spokesperson explained that by increasing the facility’s docking space by 25 percent, they have easier and quicker access for material consolidation and pickup.

CEVA added that its warehouse staff receives raw materials from domestic and international suppliers and coordinates the consolidation and transportation to customer plants for manufacturing or assembly. And CEVA also receives finished goods from customers in Mexico at Otay Mesa, which are distributed domestically and internationally.

The facility also provides: full-service Warehouse Management System capabilities for customer visibility and inventory management; on-site customer service staff for transportation and compliance coordination; raw material and finished goods receipt; order fulfillment services; and warehouse storage.

Click here for more articles on CEVA.



Subscribe to Logistics Management magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your
entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

Shippers are trying to make sense of quickly shifting ocean carrier alliances and partnerships—with the viability of some players even brought into question.

The questions for the most recent Semiannual Economic Forecast, which was released last week, included: 1-has the strength of the U.S. dollar had a negative, negligible or positive impact on their organization’s profits?; 2-has the net impact of the depressed prices of oil and related commodities been negative, negligible, or positive for their organization’s profits; and 3-how would they characterize the combined impact of their organization’s profits on the strength of the U.S. dollar and the depressed prices of oil and related commodities.

The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that that U.S. trade with its North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico dropped 5.8 percent on an annual basis in March to $90.5 billion.

Shippers sourcing their goods out the Port of Oakland’s largest marine terminal will soon need to make an appointment drayage providers before their cargo is released.

U.S. Carloads fell 10.6 percent at 244,290, and intermodal containers and trailers were off 6.5 percent at 262,693.

Comments

Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


© Copyright 2016 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA