Kuehne + Nagel launches digital collaborative platform

Kuehne + Nagel has announced the launch of KN ESP, which will allow customers to connect, collaborate and manage their physical and digital supply chains from sourcing to delivery on a global level.

Kuehne + Nagel’s new supply chain management platform offers a modular architecture to connect international supply chain customers with their vendors, their buyers and sellers, Kuehne + Nagel’s physical assets and experts, and their cargo flows.

K+N claims that improvements in supplier reliability and product availability will be enabled through control of the full product life cycle, from sourcing, quality control, purchase order negotiation and management, to commercial invoice release, buyer’s consolidation, transportation and delivery.

KN ESP also uses predictive analytics and artificial intelligence to optimise orders and prioritise transportation decisions based on a set of customer’s defined business rules, cost and service options.

It is an addition to K+N’s technology suite for medium to large customers. This includes an ongoing strategic partnership with GT Nexus.

“KN ESP unique features provide a synchronised, transparent and collaborative supply chain platform that eliminates communication frictions no matter how many systems or players are involved,” says Otto Schacht, Member of the Managing Board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, responsible for Seafreight. “It is part of our digital strategy to become a data-driven value chain provider. The implementation of KN ESP strengthens our position in the international supply chain business and supports our customers to achieve long-term competitive edge.”

Source: Kuehne + Nagel