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Kuehne + Nagel opens control centre in Columbia

Steve Rogerson
July 10, 2018

At a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Bogotá, Colombia, last month, Kuehne + Nagel unveiled its first regional logistics control centre (LCC) for integrated logistics in South and Central America.
Following the growing demand for integrated logistics and requirements for lean and demand-driven supply chains in South and Central America, the LCC was developed to offer digital supply chain management in a shared environment. Based on data analytics and continuous improvement methodologies, the LCC will provide Kuehne + Nagel customers tailored services with focus on cost efficiency, reduction of supply chain complexity and increase of supply chain performance.
“This investment represents our commitment to the region and our customers,” said Ingo Goldhammer, president of Kuehne + Nagel in South and Central America. “The LCC will especially benefit multinational corporations with complex international supply chains. We are pleased to further enhance our existing partnerships especially with our leading pharma, healthcare and beauty industry customers by an upgraded infrastructure and optimised set-up of services and customer-related teams.”
Strategically positioned in Bogotá and supported by dedicated experts, the LCC is connected to the global LCC network in terms of standard processes and leading technology.
Tobias Jerschke, global head of integrated logistics, added: “By strengthening our integrated logistics network with the ninth LCC globally, we are able to better leverage our innovative value chain also across our growing customer base in South and Central America.”