Saturday 22nd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Replenishment plays part in renewed deal

Global logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) has renewed a contract with Poole Lighting to take care of its inbound logistics from the Far East. K+N has worked with Poole Lighting, which supplies major DIY and high street retailers in the UK, since 2001.

Originally Poole Lighting employed K+N to assist when it moved its UK production to two core sites in China. The company was concerned about controlling its inbound logistics accurately and in a timely fashion in order to keep its UK warehouse replenished. At the same time it was looking at increasing its Far East supplier base, all of which K+N has helped it to achieve successfully.

K+N’s IT solution, KNLogin, has been invaluable to Poole Lighting. In addition to being ensured of complete visibility throughout the supply chain, its data extract function is used to issue container delivery requirements to its contract haulier. In order to provide a continuous supply of products and operational flexibility K+N also organises delivery to Poole Lighting on a drop and swap basis.