Kuehne + Nagel to take over regional automotive spare parts distribution centre in Tokyo

Kuehne + Nagel has been awarded by BMW the management of their spare parts distribution centre for servicing the Japanese aftermarket.

Under a three-year contract, Kuehne + Nagel will provide services like receiving, inventory control, picking & packing, handling of dangerous goods and value-added services, such as key coding and key cutting, for BMW automotive spare parts.

The 18,000 sqm facility is owned by BMW and holds over 50,000 stock-keeping units. After the current implementation and transition phase, Kuehne + Nagel will cooperate with the customer on a continuous improvement of the car manufacturer’s supply chain processes, introducing new tools such as pick-by-voice systems and the Kuehne + Nagel Production System.

This important new business is an extension of the long-standing partnership with BMW, for which Kuehne + Nagel provides services from inbound to production and aftermarket logistics as well as reverse logistics in five countries at ten different locations.

Holger Beyer, National Manager of Kuehne + Nagel Japan, comments, “It is extremely encouraging that the collaboration with BMW now also continues in the Japanese market. Our solution-oriented approach and our portfolio of integrated services will benefit the continued optimisation of the customer’s supply chain. Thus we can proactively support BMW in achieving their objective of further enhancing service standards.”