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Logistics case study: Kuehne + Nagel

Overview

Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) is a global transportation and logistics company, providing fully integrated supply chain solutions, from sea freight and airfreight forwarding to contract logistics. K+N Group has more than 1,000 offices in over 100 countries, with over 63,000 employees. 

K+N is a worldwide customer of Goodman. On completion of Phase 1 of the Goodman Pudong International Airport Logistics Park in August 2013, K+N signed a lease agreement with Goodman for a 17,500 sqm warehouse facility to house one of its key customers, a medical equipment supplier.

Challenge

Kuehne + Nagel's (K+N) customer, a medical supplier, required a warehouse power capacity which was greater than the local government standard source of 1,000KVA.  To upgrade the capacity, would require local government approval.  

The challenge facing K+N was how best to approach their application to the local authorities to ensure that they could efficiently and effectively meet the needs of their customer.

 

Goodman solution

As Kuehne + Nagel's (K+N) logistics facilities provider, Goodman proactively responded to the challenge presented. Goodman investigated various options, including the feasibility of re-building a dedicated power supply cable for K+N and approached the local government authorities on K+N’s behalf.  Goodman prepared the submission for K+N and following several rounds of negotiations with the local government, Goodman secured permission to undertake the upgrade power works on behalf of K+N. 

During the construction period, Goodman supported all on-site coordination ensuring the upgrade proceeded smoothly. A dedicated 1,200KVA large capacity power supply cable was completed, which perfectly met K+N's extraordinary power requirements.

 

Results

Goodman’s success in negotiating the critical upgrade to the power supply for Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) ensured that K+N could satisfy their own customer’s needs,  delivering  a highly satisfied outcome for all parties. 

K+N. was impressed by the high level of business support provided by Goodman during the entire process from the application to construction stage.