CEVA Logistics has signed a five-year contract with Swedish headquartered medical products and solutions company Mölnlycke. Starting in December, CEVA Logistics’ multi-user facility at Max Park, Corby, in the UK, will provide a solution enabling Mölnlycke to be even more responsive to customer requirements and offer an enhanced service.
Within the Max Park facility, 5,000m2 of warehouse space will be dedicated to Mölnlycke. CEVA Logistics will receive all products manufactured or sourced from Asia and Europe. More than 9,000 pallets of stock will be held, picked, and packed for onward distribution in the UK.
CEVA Logistics participated in streamlining Mölnlycke’s supply chain and identifying a more efficient logistical route resulting in a 41% reduction in the carbon footprint, compared to previous routes based on the company’s former European distribution center.
New racking, shelving, and a clean-room have been installed within the CEVA facility to enable dust-free packaging of products. Additionally, new healthcare validated WMS (warehouse management system) and quality accreditation for the handling of medical devices – ISO 13485 – are to be implemented within the facility at Max Park.
Sam Goodger, CEVA Logistics’ General Manager comments, “We have been able to demonstrate a clear understanding of Mölnlycke’s business and designed a cost-effective solution over the long-term which shows our commitment to continuous improvement. We are delighted to have been trusted with their business in the UK and believe that together we can enable Mölnlycke to be even more responsive to their customer requirements”.
Commenting on the distribution center, Nick Rothwell, General Manager UK&I, Molnlycke says: “Our aim is to ensure the healthcare professionals we work with in the UK have the tools needed to continue patient care, even in the uncertain times ahead. We see the UK distribution center as essential to how we operate here in the UK as a way of minimizing the impact that wider national and global situations may have on our product supply.”
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