Lexmark awards 10 year deal to K+N

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Printer maker Lexmark has awarded a ten year contract to Kuehne + Nagel to manage its European logistics services.

The contract covers all inbound flows from Lexmark plants in the Philippines and Mexico as well as from its suppliers in Asia.  Services such as contract logistics and final
distribution within the EMEA region, reverse logistics management, process engineering and selected procurement support are also covered.

For the contract Kuehne + Nagel will use its Alliance Control Centre based in Belgium and Luxembourg, which provides a team of supply chain specialists managing the Lexmark supply chain.

Viv Hanstad-Pilcher, Lexmark’s world wide director of indirect purchasing said: “After several years of logistic network consolidation, the strategic next step for Lexmark in EMEA was to enter into a long term aligned engagement.”

Stephan Bily, director of EMEA supply chain operations at Lexmark said: “Paramount for us in order to sustain the momentum and drive more efficiency throughout the Lexmark supply chain, is engagement with a partner sharing the same objectives as Lexmark in terms of process optimisation, cost reduction and continuous service improvements for our customers.”

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