With the global contract packaging market growing at more than 12% annually, logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel has developed a one-stop-shop contract packaging solution combining enhanced capabilities and additional services.
This value-added service offering is now being implemented in Kuehne + Nagel facilities worldwide focusing on three areas: the use of state-of-the art software, the deployment of the latest collaborative robots and the cooperation with local packaging providers.
With a cloud-based solution offered by Nulogy, a developer of contract packaging software worldwide, Kuehne + Nagel improves its customer service by adding instant connectivity and full transparency. The software provides customers with a targeted and traceable solution for their contract packaging needs.
Kuehne + Nagel has signed a strategic partnership with Universal Robots, one of the leading companies in the field of collaborative robots (cobots), to drive process automation and increase productivity. Designed to assist warehouse workers in a variety of packaging tasks, the integration of cobots will lead to a significant reduction in turnaround times.
Kuehne + Nagel has also identified selected packaging providers at country level. Global customers will benefit from the advantages of local material sourcing, design and engineering complying with local requirements and market preferences.
Gianfranco Sgro is a member of the Management Board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG responsible for Contract Logistics. Sgro says: “At Kuehne + Nagel we aim at innovating systems and processes to seamlessly serve our customers and to make processes much faster, better and leaner, regardless of industries or geographies. With this strategic enhancement of our contract packaging services, we expect to see significant growth across a number of key markets and anticipate deploying hundreds of cobots in our operations in the next few years.”
Nulogy’s PackManager delivers network-wide standardization and operational control across its contract packaging facilities.
“Global logistics providers like Kuehne + Nagel recognize that contract packaging is a core element of their growth strategy,” says Jason Tham, CEO at Nulogy. “Our role in enabling Kuehne + Nagel’s growth is to power their global network of value-added services and standardize co-pack processes so that they can better plan, produce, and ship the perfect order. PackManager serves to help Kuehne + Nagel launch products and promotions effectively with their global customers, and drive market gains in the highly competitive contract packaging space.”