Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Kuehne and Nagel Supply Chain Deal With Woolworths

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AUSTRALIA – Kuehne and Nagel have been appointed logistics supplier of choice by Woolworths, the largest retailer of general consumer items in both Australia and New Zealand. For the next three years K & N will manage all freight emanating globally for the group who employ over 190,000 staff in a retail operation that numbers over 3000 stores.

Goods, including everything from alcohol to electronics, are sourced from Europe, Middle East, Africa, South East Asia, the Americas and Oceania. Under the agreement K &N will be responsible for Woolworth's entire global order management.

Jens Pohlmann, National Manager of Kuehne + Nagel Australia said “We are excited about this opportunity to partner with Woolworths Limited, allowing Kuehne + Nagel to add value to their supply chain with our state-of-the-art solutions, dedicated staff and customised services.”

K & N Australia have nine main depots occupying 46,000 square metres and manned by circa 330 employees.