Kuehne + Nagel launches new digital supply chain platform

Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) has today announced the launch of KN ESP, a new digital supply chain management platform.
The forwarder’s new end-to-end purchase order management service will allow customers to connect with their vendors, their buyers and sellers, Kuehne + Nagel’s physical assets and experts, and their cargo flows.
It also provides on-time monitoring of supplier reliability and product availability.
"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," the forwarder said.
"With predictive analytics and artificial intelligence, KN ESP optimises orders and prioritises transportation decisions based on a set of customer’s defined business rules, cost and service options."
“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,” said Otto Schacht, member of the managing board of K+N International.
“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.”
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