Managing Domestic Logistics for Siemens Home and Office Devices in China
Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices (Shanghai) Ltd., a wholly owned operating company of Siemens Ltd. China, has awarded Kuehne + Nagel China a contract to provide domestic warehousing and distribution services for its full range of Gigaset products, including cordless phones, home media devices and broadband products.
In the scope of the new agreement, Kuehne + Nagel is providing a comprehensive range of logistics services, including inbound receipt, storage, pick and pack operations, as well as distribution to Siemens’ customers across China.
As part of its value-added offer, Kuehne + Nagel has set up a spare parts & repair centre and installed a high security area at its 10,500 sqm multi-user facility in Shanghai. In addition, the application of state-of-the-art warehouse management systems, such as radio frequency-based barcode scanning technology, enables the seamless availability of information down to the item level along Siemens' supply chain.
“We require a logistics provider who can meet our high demand for operational flexibility, reliability and cost-effectiveness, particularly so with our ambitious expansion plan in China. Kuehne + Nagel has demonstrated its capabilities with the ideal combination of logistics excellence and local market knowledge,” commented Johann Goettler, Chief Financial Officer of Siemens Home and Office Devices (China) Ltd.
“We are delighted to be supporting Siemens as its preferred logistics partner. Our globally integrated and technology-driven solutions are highly scalable, allowing for efficient customisation of services to meet the changing requirements of Siemens as it continually expands its business in China,” said Andy Weber, Managing Director of Kuehne & Nagel (Asia Pacific) Management Ltd.