BMW has selected Kuehne + Nagel as its logistics partner at its production site in Leipzig. K+N will take over responsibility for the entire supply chain for final assembly of BMW automotive products from 1st January.
At the site, which comprises 44,000 sq m of warehousing and handling space, the operator will manage the full range of logistics operations to support production, including receiving, storage, sequencing, set-building and production line delivery.
In addition, it will be responsible for the supply and return of empty containers and for the execution of pre-assembly operations, and will co-operate with the automobile manufacturer in various supply concepts, such as Kanban and supermarket models.
Kuehne + Nagel has won logistics contracts with BMW in Germany, South Africa and Japan.