News | May 1, 2017

Sappi Southern Africa Benefits From Partnership With Kuehne + Nagel On Fully Integrated Supply Chain Management Solution

Sappi Southern Africa, a subsidiary of Sappi Limited, the world’s largest manufacturer of dissolving wood pulp (DWP), has chosen Kuehne + Nagel as its preferred partner for seafreight order management - Sappi.com / Kuehne-Nagel.com.

Kuehne Nagel’s approach to Sappi’s complex logistics operations is a fully integrated solution to coordinate and automate tasks that so far have been executed manually, offering a reliable coordination between orders and shipment execution. The solution is based on the implementation of an electronic data interchange system (EDI) enabling seamless information exchange between Sappi (sappi.com), Kuehne Nagel and the shipping lines. The solution spans from order integration and management through automated reporting including real-time exception to full end-to-end visibility and business process automation. For the next three years Kuehne Nagel will manage 80,000 TEU equivalents per year with manual data capturing being eliminated and 18.000 EDI handled per month.

Morgan Moodley, General Manager of Sappi Export Services, says: “Since inception of Kuehne + Nagel’s solution, system to system information transfer has increased, allowing for significantly reduced manual capturing in our complex supply chain operations resulting in improving efficiencies.”

Marcus Balzereit, Managing Director Kuehne + Nagel Southern Africa, says: “Kuehne + Nagel is proud to partner with Sappi Southern Africa and we are looking forward to the next stages of implementation to enhance and extend our relationship further. The solution provided by Kuehne + Nagel is a clear evidence of our ability to optimise supply chains and to make use of customised, cutting-edge digital solutions.”

About Kuehne + Nagel
With over 70,000 employees at more than 1.300 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group (kuehne-nagel.com) is one of the world's leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on providing IT-based integrated logistics solutions.

SOURCE: Kuehne + Nagel