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Yusen Logistics Wins Supplier Award from Honda

JOC Staff | Oct 17, 2013, 9:47 AM EDT

Yusen Logistics (UK) Ltd (YL) has received a major award at the Honda of the UK Manufacturing Ltd’s (HUM) 2013 Supplier Convention.

The award for “Exceptional Contribution” recognizes YL’s delivery of continued cost savings, high service levels in meeting operational management and development of best-in-class IT systems.

A representative from Honda of the UK Manufacturing Ltd explained the award's background: “Over previous years Yusen Logistics has been instrumental in delivering an industry-leading inbound logistics solution – delivering operational spend savings by embracing a Kaizen partnership and minimizing HUM exposure to high fleet costs and delays within the operation.

“Also within the year, Yusen’s instrumental lead in IT development resulted in both companies jointly winning the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards’ Innovation in Use of Technology category, as well as the Automotive Global Supply Chain Awards’ trophy for IT Innovation in Frankfurt. “

John Pursey, Business Unit Director, Yusen Logistics, commented: “It is a great pleasure to receive an award from HUM for supplier ‘Exceptional Contribution’ at the HUM 2013 Supplier Convention. This formal recognition is a credit to our fantastic teams in exceeding customer expectations and evidence of continued flexibility and commitment every day.”

HUM initially appointed Yusen to convert its UK suppliers from delivered to ex-works in 2006 and was appointed sole provider for HUM’s UK inbound collections in 2011, supporting the Swindon, UK-based production of the Honda Civic, CRV and Jazz.

Yusen technology controls a complex supply chain: more than 100 routes daily, collections from 60 vendors averaging 9,500 m3. Yusen’s solution integrates leading “off-the-shelf” technologies with innovative, bespoke middleware solutions which interact seamlessly, delivering a dependable, functional product supporting HUM’s inbound material flows.