Mydent selects Kuehne + Nagel to manage inter­national transportation and distribution operations

Kuehne + Nagel will provide integrated logistics services for Mydent International’s DEFEND brand, including international transportation, customs, drayage, warehousing and U.S.-domestic transportation. The DEFEND brand is a broad line of leading infection-control products, disposables and impression material for the healthcare marketplace.

Kuehne + Nagel’s solution provides Mydent with full product visibility from Chinese manufacturing through customs to the United States. At the logistics company’s distribution center, the products are scanned and thus visible to Mydent via KN Login, Kuehne + Nagel’s award-winning Web-based visibility, monitoring and reporting tool. Outbound orders are managed and shipped via a small-parcel service with tracking numbers provided to Mydent.

This GMP-grade door-to-customer solution allows Mydent to offer later order cut-off times for improved customer service, along with cost savings across the supply chain.

Gary Mahr, Mydent Director of Operations, said, “The DEFEND brand has grown aggressively during the past 22 years and we needed faster, more cost effective service from a central distribution point to our customers. By choosing Kuehne + Nagel, we’re aligning ourselves with a logistics services provider that will help reduce costs and turn our logistics into a competitive advantage.”

In North America, Kuehne + Nagel provides an in-place network of 60 dedicated and multi-client distribution centers with 15 million square feet of space for companies that require a high-performance, flexible distribution infrastructure.

About Mydent International
The DEFEND brand was established in 1985 by Mydent International, Hauppauge, N.Y., primarily selling latex examination gloves. Today Mydent is a major manufacturer in the USA , offering healthcare professionals more than 100 of the highest-quality infection control products, disposables, disinfectants and impression material. For more information, visit: