Friday 28th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

BAT picks Kühne + Nagel for global control tower

British American Tobacco has chosen Kühne + Nagel to operate a control tower for its air and sea movements.

K+N has developed its Global Marine and Air Logistics Service Centre (GMALSC) integrating all air and sea freight flows into a single control tower.

Dave Anderson, global head of supply chain for BAT, said: “The service provided by Kuehne + Nagel is now fully integrated into our target operating model, providing increased efficiency and flexibility to meet the developing needs of our global business.”

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Using an integrated approach provides full visibility of product moves at all stages for BAT. In addition, standardised global processes are combined with local knowledge through K+N’s air and sea network to enhance efficiency.

Tobias Jerschke, K+N’s global head of integrated logistics, said: “The market in which BAT operates is changing rapidly. Through our close partnership and the further development of Kuehne + Nagel’s control tower solutions, BAT can respond quickly to new challenges.”