Monday, November 19, 2012

Supply Chain and Logistics Contract Expansion Awarded to International Freight Forwarding Group

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US – Digital television service provider, DirecTV has awarded a new four year contract to freight forwarding and supply chain operator Kuehne + Nagel to manage its U.S. warehousing operations and inbound international transportation. This contract is both a renewal and expansion of the existing six year strategic relationship. Two additional distribution centres will be opened in Illinois and Texas to further improve customer service to DirecTV customers and to lower logistics costs.

Since 2006, Kuehne + Nagel has provided DirecTV with contract logistics solutions using dedicated facilities, equipment, warehousing management system and staff to ensure DirecTV achieves faster and more cost effective supply chain schedules. K+N currently manages distribution operations for DirecTV in California, Georgia, Pennsylvania and soon in Illinois and Texas. James Wroath, Senior Vice President Contract Logistics for Kuehne + Nagel North America said:

“We are honoured that DirecTV sees us as the best fit logistics partner for their company. We attribute our success to the Kuehne + Nagel team members who work diligently to improve service and reduce operational costs to help DirecTV maintain a competitive edge.”