With the implementation of new production systems (e.g. JIS/JIT) most of the manufacturing companies have reduced their inventory levels to a minimum. Increasing numbers of goods are custom made, so that components are called up from the supplier or logistics service provider short-term. The goods then have to be delivered in required quantity and in some cases correct sequence to the production facility within an exactly defined time window.
Kuehne + Nagel Overland I2M-Solution
The innovative solution “Inbound 2 Manufacturing” (I2M) offers our customers a strategic approach for executing and monitoring of all inbound shipments. By combining our overland products “EuroLink” and “EuroDirect” with the proven “KN Control Tower” we have created a system-based network solution all over Europe. It enables us to plan, execute and control all inbound shipments under the permanent supervision of dedicated supply chain specialists, located in one of our seven Control Towers.
Management of consignment volumes between one pallet, less- and full-truckloads
Comprehensive order management regarding delivery date, lead-times and quantities
Continuous shipment tracking as well as automatic monitoring via KN Login alerts
Periodic measurement of defined service-levels as well as shipment flows and structure
- KN Control Tower
Single point of contact for all logistical issues within Europe