CEVA wins UK healthcare logistics contract with BMI Healthcare

CEVA Logistics has been awarded a new healthcare logistics contract to provide UK-wide distribution and warehousing to BMI Healthcare.  BMI Healthcare operates more than 60 hospitals and other health-related facilities around the UK and is headquartered in London. The three-year agreement is effective November2015.

CEVA Managing Director, UK, Ireland and Nordics, Michael O’Donoghue said of the deal, “CEVA’s operational framework for handling the BMI Healthcare business was a key component of our value proposition for this new relationship.  We believe our range of services will improve supply chain efficiency, provide operational flexibility and enhance IT integration for the organization.”

The new contract is expected to involve the warehousing of medical devices and consumables, hi-tech storage of pharmaceutical products at 2°C – 8°C, distribution of those products across the UK to BMI’s estate of private hospitals and reverse logistics as required. CEVA has already implemented its Zero Defect Start-up (ZDS) implementation program on the BMI for delivery from day one of the partnership.

The deal includes a number of key performance indicators (KPI) for CEVA including goods inward and out, putaway, inventory accuracy, order accuracy, on-time delivery and cost performance.