K+N, Chorus to test new tech for road logistics customers
Technology to be integrated with K+N's digital road service offering eTrucknow to track location and condition of goods
Kuehne+Nagel and Chorus, a moonshot project at X, Alphabet's Moonshot Factory, will partner 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 radically improve understanding of where physical goods are located, where they are needed, what state they are in, and how they are used," K+N said in a statement.
"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 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."
"We are focused on developing solutions for some of the toughest global supply chain problems," says Stefan Paul, Member of the Management Board, Kuehne+Nagel International AG, responsible for Road Logistics and Sales. "Our partnership with Chorus will enhance our capabilities to build innovative solutions, further enriching the 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."
Suresh Vishnubhatla, General Manager, Chorus, added: "Supply chains are the backbone of the global economy yet the industry still lacks important tools and insights, leading to terrible waste and inefficiency. Disturbances in the systems lead to shortages, scarcity and unavailability of critical resources. We are delighted to be partnering with Kuehne+Nagel as 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."