Kuehne & Nagel is to provide logistics and supply chain solutions to Celestica Inc., a giant in electronics manufacturing services, under a two-year agreement. Services that K&N's Lead Logistics Solutions unit will provide include contract administration/bid management for logistics services, global performance management of logistics service providers, global metrics management, in-transit visibility, logistics network analysis and design, and project management/execution of supply chain-related improvement opportunities.
In support of Celestica's strategy to streamline the flow of products from its suppliers to manufacturing and on to the end customer, Kuehne + Nagel is also evaluating existing operations and systems and identifying improvement opportunities at various global manufacturing and warehouse facilities, according to Richard Williamson, Celestica's director of global logistics and trade compliance.
"The combined capabilities of the two companies can help to drive Celestica's innovative Ring Strategy, which centers suppliers around key sites to provide market-centric, customer solutions at the lowest total cost of ownership," says John Boucher, chief procurement and supply chain officer for Celestica.
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