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Ceva and 3M extend collaboration in south-east Asia

Steve Rogerson
August 26, 2015
Ceva Logistics is to use its Matrix warehouse management system at 3M’s regional distribution centre in Singapore as it extends its collaboration with the Minnesota-based multinational corporation.
California-based Ceva, one of the world’s leading supply chain management companies, has extended collaboration with 3M to be its preferred logistics service provider in warehouse management and distribution in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Under the renewed contract, Ceva will operate both 3M’s regional distribution centre (RDC) and national distribution centre in Singapore, with an increased warehouse footprint to nearly 28,000 square metres in total. Ceva also manages 3M’s national distribution centres in Malaysia and Indonesia.
The scope of services to support 3M includes warehouse management activities, inbound and outbound operations, inventory management, bonded warehouse storage, raw materials, inbound logistics of the plants, and other value added services.
“3M puts the customer at the centre of what we do,” said David Werner, 3M’s Asia manufacturing and supply chain director. “An optimised supply chain delivers tangible benefits in increased operational efficiency, time to market and cost management. We are pleased to work with Ceva and leverage its supply chain expertise to maintain a strong, robust supply chain for 3M in this region to better serve our customers.”
Ceva will use its customised IT systems and Matrix warehouse management system at the RDC to provide 3M with real time visibility and better control of its supply chain. 3M’s RDC in Singapore plays an important role in the region as part of 3M’s supply chain optimisation strategy to meet the demands of its customers.
“We recognise the increasing complexities of supply chains that global companies, such as our customer 3M, face,” said Elaine Low, Ceva’s executive vice president for south-east Asia. “To support its strategy for a responsive and efficient supply chain, Ceva is constantly designing solutions and ways to increase our level of service to 3M so that they can, in turn, fulfil their customer promise.”