Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) and Zebraxx, a leading application service provider of logistics solutions, have entered into a strategic partnership to provide last mile shipment visibility for Kuehne + Nagel’s customers.
K+N said the partnership will bring the two companies into closer collaboration, accelerating innovation technology with delivery execution tracking solutions, further enhancing K+N’s eTouch capabilities.
The global forwarder and logistics giant said its customers have enjoyed thte benefits of Zebraxx for several years; in 2017 almost 10 million transactions have been handled by the system. Now, the growing alliance will strengthen K+N’s capacity to offer additional methods for collecting and sharing delivery information, it said.
This includes real-time vehicle location, photographic evidence of the state of consignments and delivery confirmation, IoT validation or electronic proof-of-delivery (ePOD) – independent from backbone systems of carriers and other service providers.
Customers will be further integrated in the data exchange; enhanced functionalities on mobile devices, like alerts or ePOD via social messengers, will improve the seamless interaction along the supply chain, the global forwarder said.
Working with KN Login, Kuehne + Nagel’s monitoring and visibility platform, customers will benefit from a standardised single source for all delivery information, which further enhances the customer proposition and supports wider geographic roll-out.
Gianfranco Sgro, member of the Managing Board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, responsible for Contract Logistics: “We are seeing an increasing need for improved visibility solutions to service our customers. As our environment becomes more and more digital, customers are demanding greater flexibility and options in the solutions we can offer them and all at a lower cost. Zebraxx has demonstrated a willingness to embrace innovative and imaginative ideas and transform them into valuable solutions for our business and our customers.”
Bernd Heymanns, managing director of Zebraxx: “We are in a long lasting working relationship with Kuehne + Nagel. This formalisation and commitment to partnership brings our companies closer and provides the platform for us to work on some exciting projects together, enhancing last mile shipment visibility for the customers worldwide.”