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.

“For the past several 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’s exposure to high fleet costs and delays within the operation,” said a HUM representative.

“Earlier this year, Yusen Logistics’ 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. “

“It is a great pleasure to receive an award from HUM for supplier ‘Exceptional Contribution’ at the 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,” said John Pursey, Business Unit Director, Yusen Logistics (UK).

HUM initially appointed Yusen Logistics 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.