'SMART' solution to consolidate energy supply chains
CEVA Logistics, one of the world's leading supply chain management companies, has announced the global launch of its latest SMART Solution: SMART Energy, which will be rolled out to customers during 2012. The solution is designed to address the challenges that Energy organizations are facing in an increasingly complex marketplace, and to provide them with competitive advantage through impeccable supply chain management and execution, greater visibility and cost efficiencies.
SMART Energy is part of CEVA's SMART Solutions suite; a set of proven, replicable and integrated logistics services for global organizations. These solutions are based on best practices for a variety of sectors and are a key part of CEVA's commitment to continuous improvement and innovation, and support its drive to continue to offer market-leading, efficient supply chain solutions to its customers.
By combining CEVA's shared sector knowledge and best practices into SMART Energy, customers can be confident of a robust service solution that puts Compliance and HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) at the heart of their supply chain.
SMART Energy will provide customers with consolidated, integrated logistics; seamlessly covering all areas of the supply chain from supplier to end user, purchase order issue to final on-site delivery, and return and repair. By minimizing supply chain disruption, ensuring on time delivery to strict KPIs, and eliminating waste through its LEAN program, CEVA will be able to deliver significant cost savings for Energy customers.
Marcelo Franceschetti, CEVA's Senior Vice President, Global Energy Sector said: “SMART Energy's purpose is to meet the demands of the modern Energy organization, with the aim of providing them with increased visibility of often complex, international supply chains, as well as contributing to lower inventory levels and total logistics cost. Our well-established integrated Freight Management network and Control Towers deliver accurate, timely information which will allow customers to respond faster to rig downtime. The combination of our experience in the sector and the application of global best practices will make SMART Energy a powerful tool in managing the supply chain.
“SMART Energy will represent a strategic competitive advantage for companies we serve in the global energy sector. In Houston, and around the world, we help ensure continuous, successful operations for major energy-related corporations, oftentimes in the most inhospitable environments. SMART Energy will provide our customers with the visibility they need to understand their end-to-end supply chain status and help them avoid expensive delays and disruptions.”
The solution is based on CEVA's proprietary Matrix suite of supply chain systems, meaning all stakeholders will enjoy near real-time visibility of their materials, at all stages of the supply chain. The Matrix system integrates transportation, inventory management, order fulfillment, financial settlement and e-commerce applications to provide customers visibility and control.