Kuehne+Nagel – World-Class Supply Chain Automation

8+ years

Kuehne + Nagel is a leading global provider of innovative and fully integrated supply chain solutions with 125 years of history. K+N is the largest sea freight and second largest air freight forwarder in the world and third largest road transport provider in Europe. Tailored IT and logistics solutions for various industries also secure the second position in global contract logistics.

In the era of smart digitization world-class supply chain automation and well-integrated user-friendly business platforms have become crucial for K+N to retain and improve its position as an industry leader.

KN FreightNet for Seafreight is a convenient online solution that allows users to get quotes and book less-than-container-load (LCL) shipments worldwide in just a few simple steps. In a few clicks, business customers all over the world are able to obtain a binding LCL quote. This new solution created a convenient tool for existing long-term corporate customers and at the same time attracted a whole cloud of new small- and medium-sized customers who are looking for ways of planning their own shipments.

TradeLOG is an efficiency tool for road transport operators and procurement managers. The tool allows the validation of cost calculations for road hauling by subcontractors. It takes into account all major components – mileage, road tolls, driver and equipment cost, fuel prices in different countries, etc. The system allowed K+N to improve the price negotiation practice with its forwarders and secure up to 2.5% savings on costs.

Physical Monitoring is a tool for digital monitoring and visibility of temperature-sensitive cargo in various types of transport – mostly for pharmaceutical shipments in the air and on the road. The system is integrated with the cloud of sensors and allows setting up different temperature patterns and alarm scenarios for each parcel. The solution was granted the “Best Use of RFID to Enhance a Product or Service” award of 2015 by global RFID Journal. (View here)