Woolworths has signed up Kuehne + Nagel as its exclusive provider of freight and logistics services for its global order management.
Under the three-year contract Kuehne + Nagel will be responsible for the global order management of Woolworths Limited’s entire international sourcing, utilising Kuehne + Nagel’s order management solution. In addition, the contract includes freight management from the export regions Europe, Middle East, Africa, South East Asia, the Americas and Oceania, with value-added consolidation services in the large LCL areas Bangkok, Naples, Northern Europe and Australia.
Woolworths expects seamless integration of its suppliers across its international supply chain from the partnership. Kuehne + Nagel’s Order Management Solution, actively supported by the award-winning KN Login application, provides Woolworths Limited with web-based visibility and reporting, including interfaces from other service providers. KN Login provides a single platform and enables standardisation of the retailer’s logistics operations worldwide.
“Woolworths Limited looks forward to leveraging both the expansive Kuehne + Nagel network and KN Login, which will provide us with cross-divisional visibility of our suppliers’ and service providers’ performance to drive greater efficiency throughout our international supply chain,“ said Ian McDonald, Woolworths Limited’s general manager of global sourcing.