Kuehne + Nagel Opens New Logistics Facility Near Bogota
Located seven kilometres from Bogota, the Siberia’s industrial complex includes an industrial park, a dry port as well as business and logistics centres.
The location has access to the main highways connecting major cities such as Medellin and Cali as well as the seaports of Cartagena on the Atlantic and Buenaventura on the Pacific coast and lies on direct route to Bogota’s main international airport.
Kuehne + Nagel’s new facility, which complies with the new international standard specifications, consists of 10,000 sqm of warehouse and handling space and includes anti-seismic infrastructure, fireproof and state-of-the-art communication, monitoring, security and control systems.
Additionally, Ripley, a retailer of apparel based in Chile, has chosen Kuehne + Nagel as provider for their global order management.
Under the agreement, Kuehne + Nagel will be responsible for the global order management of Ripley’s international sourcing. The contract includes freight management and value-added consolidation services from the export regions Europe, Middle East, the Americas and Asia-Pacific.
Kuehne + Nagel will integrate Ripley’s suppliers across its international supply chain and provide web-based visibility and reporting, including IT interfaces to a number of third-party service providers. The company will utilize its KN Login application, which drives efficiencies through a single platform and enables standardization of the retailer’s logistics operations worldwide.
Cristian Castro, manager of logistics planning at Ripley, said: “At Ripley, we are constantly searching for opportunities to improve our operations. This partnership with Kuehne + Nagel will give better visibility to our supply chain, control and also contribute to our aim of achieving a 3A Logistics - agile, adaptable, aligned.”
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