Case Study: KUEHNE+NAGEL

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Warehousing and distribution solution for a global leader in equipment pooling

Kuehne + Nagel supports CHEP, a leading international provider of pallet and container pooling, with a dedicated warehousing and distribution solution as the basis of its local service centre in Gądki near Poznan for the West Poland region.


Background 


CHEP is a global provider of supply chain solutions serving the consumer goods, fresh food, beverage, manufacturing and retail sectors in more than 54 countries. CHEP offers a wide range of logistics and operational platforms and support services that are
designed to increase performance and lower risk while improving environmental sustainability.

CHEP’s 11,500-plus employees and more than 300 million platforms and containers deliver comprehensive coverage and exceptional value, supporting more than 500,000 customer touch-points for global brands.
CHEP is part of the Brambles Group, the operator of a portfolio that includes IFCO, the leading provider of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) to the fresh food supply chain globally, as well as specialist container solutions providers to the automotive, aerospace
and oil and gas sectors.

During the 20 years of its presence on the Polish market, CHEP has become a leader of pallet management solutions supported by strong partnerships with FMCG, retail and logistics companies. Today, CHEP Poland has over 600 customers with more than 18
million of pallets issued annually from its seven service centres and cooperates with
more than 10,000 distribution points.


The Challenge


CHEP operates an extensive network of pallet, container and RPC service centres worldwide, which employ trained technicians to maintain and repair the reusable CHEP products to industry standards. These service centres are strategically located close to
major industry hubs and growing areas and situated in both metropolitan and regional areas. All depots store excess products to meet seasonal or unexpected customer demands. CHEP customers can use these conveniently located centres to collect and return pallets and containers to reduce vehicle miles, cut down on wasted time and minimise impact on the environment.

In 2008, CHEP was looking for a cooperation with an international logistics service provider to set up a new customer touch-point and service centre for its pallets in West Poland. The ideal logistics partner needed to provide suitable local warehousing space as well as reliable overland transport solutions for the CHEP equipment. After a thorough tender selection, CHEP decided to use the customized solution presented by Kuehne + Nagel Poland. Both companies successfully cooperate already for 10 years now and continuously develop its common operations.

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Value to the business

“CHEP strives to bring strategic value to the business of its customers by procuring products and services efficiently and with highest quality through the use of standards, strategic partnerships and our global knowledge. To achieve this, we need suppliers that provide the required high standards in their own product and service offering..."

- AGNIESZKA KISIELEWSKA, Logistics Manager CEE CHEP

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