SWITZERLAND – Schindellegi-based transport and logistics company, Kuehne+Nagel has entered into an agreement with Capgemini to create an industry-leading supply chain orchestration service offering to provide end-to-end services across the supply chain network.

The new strategic agreement combines Kuehne+Nagel’s logistics management and execution expertise with Capgemini’s Intelligent Supply Chain Operations (ISCO) capabilities that deliver AI-enabled, cognitive, touchless operations and data-driven decision-making.

Gianfranco Sgro, Member of the Management Board of Kuehne+Nagel International AG, responsible for Contract and Integrated Logistics, says: “Supply Chain Orchestration is the hot topic in our industry and is in higher demand than ever.

“Kuehne+Nagel and Capgemini share a common vision of innovation and client orientation. Together, we serve our customers with the most comprehensive set of supply chain services available in the market.

“A step that fully embraces Kuehne+Nagel’s strategic Roadmap 2026 and Vision 2030 of becoming the most trusted supply chain partner supporting a sustainable future.”

Leveraging the combined capabilities of Kuehne+Nagel and Capgemini, organizations can benefit from seamless information flow and data exchange, transforming their supply chains by building greater resilience and managing risks, shortening order cycle times, improving logistics and optimizing inventory.

Orchestrated supply chains, with integrated planning and execution, also help to decrease total logistics costs, reduce carbon emissions, and improve resilience to disruptions.

Through this partnership, joint clients are supported in their decision-making processes for smarter anticipation and quicker response to risks or deviations, and better supply chain control.

Oliver Pfeil, CEO of Capgemini’s Business Services and Member of the Group Executive Committee at Capgemini, added, “Supply chain disruptions continue to pose new risks for businesses, so they are increasingly looking for tech-backed, comprehensive solutions that will enable them to navigate these disruptions and stay ahead of the curve.

“At Capgemini, we are committed to partnering with clients in reimagining their supply chain management. This new joint solution with Kuehne+Nagel will help us to drive increased business value and build future-ready supply chain networks for our clients.”

Meanwhile, Kuehne+Nagel (Kenya) Limited recently announced plans to acquire rivals Morgan Air and Sea Freight Logistics Kenya Limited for an estimated KES 8 billion (USD 54.11 million), marking one of the largest transactions in the industry.

The deal has been approved by the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) on the basis that it will not have a negative impact on competition.

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