Logistics services company, Kuehne + Nagel and Gildan, a manufacturer and supplier of branded basic apparel, have extended the geographic reach of their business
relationship. In addition to Canada, Mexico and the UK, Kuehne +
Nagel now also manages storage and inbound/outbound logistics
activities for Gildan in the Far East.
The new agreement, which has been implemented at Kuehne + Nagel’s
logistics centre in Shenzhen, China, encompasses receipt and
quality/quantity inspection of flat-packed finished goods at carton-level
inbound from Gildan’s manufacturing plants in Central America, as well as
palletisation, storage, inbound/outbound customs documentation, picking
and dispatch preparation for distribution to Gildan customers in Asia
Pacific, in particular China.
Kuehne + Nagel is providing shared and scalable space to Gildan in Shenzhen to allow for future growth. Bill Newman, Vice President Operations at Gildan Activewear Inc. said, ‘Based on our experience with Kuehne + Nagel in our home market Canada, as well as in Mexico and in the UK, we are convinced that with its
strong network and expertise in Asia Pacific Kuehne + Nagel will deliver the
quality we require in the day to day running of our distribution operations in
Asia. I am pleased to say that with this new agreement we are achieving
our objective of partnering with one global logistics provider.’
Kuehne + Nagel’s existing relationship with Gildan in Mexico, Canada and
the UK encompasses a similar scope of services at each of the respective
sites as in Shenzhen, with operations at all facilities running on Kuehne +
Nagel’s global warehouse management system and providing Gildan with
24/7 online visibility of inbound/outbound and inventory data.