Inbound Logistics

Inbound Logistics is defined as all logistics activities required to bring goods from a sourcing location (production site, raw material source, or even a finished goods manufacturer) to a value-added storage/production facility and necessary to manage these goods once they have arrived.

Services include

  • Supplier management -VMI
  • Milk runs
  • Buyers Consolidation
  • Customs clearance
  • Bonded Warehousing
  • Inbound transport management
  • Receiving and putaway of goods
  • Warehouse and inventory management
  • Order kitting and packaging for delivery
  • Parts ordering and management
  • Pick by Sequence

Production Logistics

Production (In-house) Logistics is defined as all logistics activities performed „inside the fence“ of a customer storage/production facility including receiving, putaway, storage, VAS activities, picking and shipping of the goods, and other value adding activities such as site logistics management.

Services include

  • Warehouse and Inventory management
  • Picking management
  • Order kitting
  • Light assembly and production operations
  • Line feeding & sequencing
  • Business process management
  • Shuttle transports
  • Customer service management
  • Reporting and metrics management
  • JIT / JIS Delivery

Outbound Logistics

Outbound Logistics is defined as all logistics activities performed in moving the goods from the site of the in-house or outsourced logistics activities to their next stop in the logistics chain. These activities could include transportation management/optimization services, special handling services, merging activities, etc.

Services include

  • Spare parts Warehousing & Distribution
  • Transport management
  • Proof of delivery management
  • Specialty transport operations
  • Shipment security management
  • Visibility
  • Freight audit and payment
  • Customer service management
  • CKD / SKD packaging & shipment
  • Network Consulting
  • Part by Part packaging & shipment

After Sales Logistics

The after-sales logistics solutions provided by Kuehne + Nagel include:

  • After-sales services / spare parts services
  • Operation of complex distribution networks and warehouses using fully automated warehouse equipment
  • Value added services to ensure that dealers receive the support necessary to keep customers satisfied

Reverse Logistics

Reverse Logistics is defined as all logistics activities performed in supporting product sold to customers, refurbishing returned goods and disposing of end-of-life goods.

Services include

  • Return material authorization
  • Returned product disposition
  • Product repair and repackaging
  • Disposal management
  • Repair & Clean vendor management
  • Service technician coordination
  • Customer service management
  • Compliance monitoring and reporting
  • Parts ordering and management
  • Empty container management

Integrated Automotive Logistics

Historically the automotive industry has always been focused on just-in-time and sequenced inbound logistics with mature processes and numerous sub-contractors integration. The demand for Integrated Logistics solutions in the automotive industry has increased substantially. All customer specific models are individually designed, but usually implemented and operated according to Integrated Logistics solutions global IT and process standards, located in shared environments. This enables leveraging on cost and best practices across the large panel of automotive sub-segments:

  • Supply chain activities
  • Inbound logistics
  • Production logistics
  • Spare part logistics

Our solutions enable the outsourcing of logistics management and execution functions within a collaborative environment:

Leading to

  • Improved service levels and traceability
  • Reduced transport, warehousing, management and supplier related cost
  • Reduced inventory levels
  • Best practice sharing and continuous improvement
  • Flexibility and adaptability to change
  • Reduced environmental externalities

Packaging Services

The need for the right packaging design and concept is important for the automotive industry especially given the complexity, lean production processes and globalised supply chains.

We also provide two specialised packaging concepts for the automotive industry:

Corrosion intercept services

One of our unique value-added services for the automotive industry is its corrosion intercept service, which is a substitute for oil, wax or polish. We are the only logistics provider with the rights to use this effective anti-corrosion material in the packing process.  This is just one of many services available from our packaging solution centre.

Completely / semi-knocked down services

We offer the entire spectrum of logistics services for preparing, transporting and importing vehicles which are packaged as completely knocked down (CKD) or semi-knocked down (SKD).

We provide

  • Wood packaging
  • Industrialised packaging
  • Returnable packaging solution
  • Temperature controlled and specialised packaging customised to meet our client’s requirements