May 02, 2017: Sappi Southern Africa, a subsidiary of Sappi Limited, the world’s largest manufacturer of dissolving wood pulp (DWP), has chosen Kuehne + Nagel as its preferred partner for seafreight order management.
Kuehne Nagel’s approach to Sappi’s complex logistics operations is a fully integrated solution to coordinate and automate tasks that so far have been executed manually, offering a reliable coordination between orders and shipment execution. The solution is based on the implementation of an electronic data interchange system (EDI) enabling seamless information exchange between Sappi, Kuehne Nagel and the shipping lines. The solution spans from order integration and management through automated reporting including real-time exception to full end-to-end visibility and business process automation. For the next three years Kuehne Nagel will manage 80,000 TEU equivalents per year with manual data capturing being eliminated and 18.000 EDI handled per month.
Morgan Moodley, general manager of Sappi Export Services, says, “Since inception of Kuehne + Nagel’s solution, system to system information transfer has increased, allowing for significantly reduced manual capturing in our complex supply chain operations resulting in improving efficiencies.”
Marcus Balzereit, managing director Kuehne + Nagel Southern Africa, says, “The solution provided by Kuehne + Nagel is a clear evidence of our ability to optimise supply chains and to make use of customised, cutting-edge digital solutions.”