Asset Publisher

Automotive logistics - OEM

The challenges and opportunities facing both established and start-up Original Equipment Manufacturers require a logistics partner with the experience of legacy processes yet the ability to innovate for the future.

These days established OEMs need to multi-task like never before. Not only do they need to rapidly make the transition to new generation vehicles, with all that that implies, but they equally need to keep existing business going in a sustainable, cost-efficient manner. In addition, new generation vehicle manufacturers face the challenge of rapidly ramping up production while building the supply chain networks that this expansion entails.

Start-up EV OEMs

The number of components that go into a new generation vehicle are significantly less that an internal combustion engine vehicle. However, as a start-up OEM you still face the considerable task of building up a network of reliable suppliers to enable you to rapidly expand production along with the necessary logistics, with the battery supply chain being the number one challenge. And of course, distribution of the finished vehicles then also becomes paramount. Kuehne+Nagel’s automotive logistics experts can partner with you to address both issues. 

Our agile and flexible automotive teams around the world understand what is involved in setting up supply chains to feed your production sites. Many of our colleagues come from automotive companies themselves. They recognise the importance of ensuring your high value, often delicate technology components are delivered where they need to be in perfect condition and as quickly as possible to enable you to focus on what you do best – building the next generation of vehicles. They will also make sure your finished vehicles are delivered without a scratch to their new owners. 

Established OEMs

As an established manufacturer you face the challenge of redesigning your inbound logistics, as well as just in time and just in sequence logistics to suit new generation vehicle production. Yet you also need to maintain your existing business and aftermarket components supply. All this needs to be done as cost efficiently as possible. At Kuehne+Nagel our experienced teams will partner with you to help you achieve both goals, leaving you free to run your business.

Not only are we helping OEMs transition or scale-up to ensure a sustainable future, but we’ve made a true commitment to net zero carbon ourselves with a huge investment in digital supply chain solutions. We also plan to achieve carbon neutrality for our suppliers’ and customers’ footprint by end 2030.

Contact our OEM experts today to learn more about how Kuehne+Nagel can support your business success.

Your Industry Contact

Julia Pongracz

Julia Pongracz

VP Key Account Development – Automotive North America

Get in touch