Kuehne + Nagel USA
Kuehne + Nagel selected for aftermarket parts logistics by leading aerospace manufacturer
- Multi-year contract for warehousing and fulfillment of Pratt & Whitney engine parts in Atlanta, GA.
- Leveraging KNPS lean methodology to increase efficiency and foster continuous improvements
Jersey City, NJ / USA, November 7, 2018 – Kuehne + Nagel announced a new multi-year contract with Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Under this new agreement, Kuehne + Nagel will manage a 300,000 square foot military and commercial aftermarket spare parts distribution center in Atlanta, GA. The operation supplies aftermarket parts to Pratt & Whitney’s customers all over the world. Kuehne + Nagel is committed to assisting Pratt & Whitney in increasing logistics efficiency and improving overall customer satisfaction of its parts delivery.
Quality, safety, and precision are paramount to Pratt & Whitney. With responsibility for the receipt, warehousing, and inventory control of over 40,000 aircraft engine parts, the Kuehne + Nagel team will leverage its KNPS lean management methodology to drive efficiencies. Processes undergo regular analysis to enable cost reduction, cycle time improvements, and exceed Pratt & Whitney’s established performance guidelines.
Since 2017, Kuehne + Nagel has been operating a production logistics operation for Pratt & Whitney in West Palm Beach, Florida, to support its production plant. This latest contract is another step towards business expansion and strengthening the relationship.
“We are extremely honored that Pratt & Whitney selected us once more to manage their spare parts in the US and we’re committed to meeting their strategic goals“, said Bob Mihok, President Kuehne + Nagel North America. “It’s also great to see that our team’s dedication to providing quality, value driven solutions and excellent service to customers has been rewarded with this additional business.”
Aerospace is a key market for Kuehne + Nagel. Within the ‘’Supply the Sky’’ portfolio of services, the company has developed an integrated range of logistics services to meet the challenging demands of the industry in terms of product variety and size dimensions.