Evolution. Innovation. Transformation.
As in all industries digital evolution has started already in logistics as well, with data handling and supply chain optimisation becoming increasingly decisive. This has generated many opportunities for Kuehne + Nagel. Technological development in general and process automation in particular are integral parts of the Kuehne + Nagel business strategy, with a clear focus on operational excellence and efficiency improvements for the benefit of the customers’ business models. Today, fast and smooth integration of customer data and systems is a key competitive advantage for Kuehne + Nagel. This requires high levels of data quality as well as globally standardised cutting-edge IT systems and interfaces that allow a seamless connectivity. This “digital readiness” also forms the basis for Kuehne + Nagel’s ability to quickly launch new products and services.
Kuehne + Nagel was thus the first logistics company to provide a fully digitalised platform for quoting, booking and tracking air and seafreight shipments with KN FreightNet, providing customers with an efficient and direct link to Kuehne + Nagel’s operational systems. This service is particularly used by small and medium-sized enterprises with regional and global demand as well as e-commerce platforms.
Kuehne + Nagel has taken a pioneering step in predictive analytics and big data – the basis for the “gKNi” product which Kuehne + Nagel launched in late 2016. This cloud-based solution allows important indexes such as industrial production or trade balance to be generated for specific countries and industries up to 55 days earlier than the “street estimate”, based on global logistics data and predictive analytics. This product is attractive for the financial sector, where it can be used for portfolio decisions, but also for global industry customers who intend to further optimise their production and distribution planning, for example.
Kuehne + Nagel will continue to set the standard in driving digital development in the logistics industry through proprietary developments and in cooperation with leading, innovative technology companies as well as start-ups.
Digital. Efficient. Direct.