Kuehne+Nagel and X’s Project Chorus partner in an effort to enhance global supply chain visibility and resilience

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Sustainable Supply Chain Conference sponsor, Kuehne+Nagel, and Chorus, a moonshot project at X, Alphabet’s Moonshot Factory, have partnered to offer select Kuehne+Nagel Road Logistics customers real-time solutions and granular, prescriptive insights into the health and state of their global supply chain and logistics operations.

Chorus is developing new sensor and orchestration technology designed to improve our understanding of where physical goods are located, where they are needed, what state they are in, and how they are used. The technology will be integrated into Kuehne+Nagel’s digital road service offering, eTrucknow, to provide its Road Logistics customers unique solutions, such as the ability to track the real-time location and condition of goods, with the goal of providing enhanced visibility. Through the partnership, Kuehne+Nagel and Chorus aim to generate learnings and insights that guide the development of additional solutions.

Recent challenges in the global supply chain have illustrated the extent to which lack of real-time intelligence leads to unsustainable levels of wastage, inefficiencies, and revenue loss. Kuehne+Nagel and Chorus are working together to address these long-standing global supply chain challenges in road logistics. With Kuehne+Nagel’s century-long experience in logistics and Chorus’ radical new technologies, the two companies have started to develop unique solutions for supply chain management.

“We are focused on developing solutions for some of the toughest global supply chain problems,” commented Stefan Paul, Member of the Management Board of Kuehne+Nagel International AG, responsible for Road Logistics and Sales. “Our partnership with Chorus will enhance our capabilities to build innovative solutions, further enriching eTrucknow offering. By combining visibility with intelligence we aim to provide our customers more accurate, actionable and data-driven insights into the overall health of their supply chain down to carton level.”

“Supply chains are the backbone of the global economy yet the industry still lacks important tools and insights, leading to terrible waste and inefficiency,” added Suresh Vishnubhatla, General Manager for Chorus. “Disturbances in the systems lead to shortages, scarcity and unavailability of critical resources. These challenges cannot be solved alone and require strong strategic partnerships with organisations that possess deep expertise to improve systemic resilience. Together we hope these tools can help businesses be more sustainable, efficient, and productive.”

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