Kuehne + Nagel's services are delivered across our global network, which includes more than 65 gateways served by more than 3000 dedicated aerospace staff applying proven, best-in-class processes and leveraging powerful information technology.

Specific services include:

Production Logistics

Key Services:

  • Supplier scheduling and integrated vendor community solutions
  • Ordering and replenishment services
  • Inventory management and stock level optimization
  • Customized kitting
  • Just-in-time and pull flow delivery to lineside
  • Re-usable packaging solutions
  • Pre-production services
  • Best In class WMS interfaced with ERP
  • Integrated performance management system with standard KPI’s
  • VMI (vendor managed inventory) concepts

Key Benefits:

  • Optimisation of parts flows from inbound to production per type of part
  • JIT deliveries that reduce inventory at line level and lower costs
  • Use of Lean Management concepts
  • Minimization of handover points and interfaces through full service offer.

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Supplier Management

Key Services:

  • Order fulfilment
  • Event management
  • End to end logistics
  • Supplier clearing
  • Supplier performance management

Key Benefits:

  • Right first time JIT deliveries
  • Reduced logistics costs (up to 60% on transport by consolidation)
  • Proactive troubleshooting

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In-Flight Services

Key Services:

  • Supply & demand planning
  • Aircraft balancing management
  • End to End supplier management
  • Initial provisioning
  • Performance management

Key Benefits:

  • Reduction of basic logistics costs (warehousing and transportation)
  • Reduction of the cost of ownership (reduced stock levels, optimised purchasing)
  • Reduced consumption (wastage) through better control
  • Access to the SkylogistiX network and facilities

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Spare Parts Logistics - KN SparesChain

Key Services:

  • Monitoring and reporting of repair / supplier cycletimes per order, part and supplier
  • Improved monitoring, alerting and visibility on AOGs and engines
  • Repair cycle performance per supplier across all suppliers
  • Pending repair orders, scaling towards due date
  • Follow up with repair suppliers in advance so delivery times can be met
  • Daily pipeline forecasts (prior to flight arrival)
  • Point-to-point shipping

Key Benefits:

  • Ongoing and comprehensive performance monitoring across all repair & new-buy suppliers
  • Risk reduction on mission critical orders for AOGs and engines
  • Capital cost savings on either loan fees and/or stock level reduction
  • Simplified model determines potential cost savings on repairs
  • Availability of evaluation records and hard facts improve negotiation processes and performance
  • Up-to-date information drives improved shift planning and identification of priorities, helping to avoid unnecessary costs
  • Additional IT infrastructure at client premises can be avoided
  • Breakdown of lead time responsibility (repair versus shipping)
  • Customised IT interface using order level processes
  • End-to-end visibility gives clients more control, minimises disruption and can reduce costs

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Incident Management

Key Services:

  • Full consolidation of material needed to resolve the incident.
  • Logistics coordination and visibility of the solution.  
  • On-the-ground project management team for logistic support.

Key Benefits:

  • Immediate status report on the full project
  • Full project visibility and cost monitoring
  • Real-time information through a dedicated internet platform
  • No impact on the customer’s Logistics Department allowing them to concentrate on fixing the aircraft.
  • Itemized and ‘whole project’ costing.

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Engine Logistics - KN EngineChain

Your benefits

  • Greater control over transport movements
  • Reduced risk of damage from the extra care we take when transporting your engines
  • Time saved by reducing day-to-day operational issues
  • Increased satisfaction from enhanced visibility and traceability
  • Total cost of product ownership optimised, including logistics expenditure
  • Reduction of in-progress inventory and associated carrying costs

KN EngineChain at a glance

  • Greater control over transport movements
  • Reduced risk of damage from the extra care we take when transporting your engines
  • Time saved by reducing day-to-day operational issues
  • Increased satisfaction from enhanced visibility and traceability
  • Total cost of product ownership optimised, including logistics expenditure
  • Reduction of in-progress inventory and associated carrying costs

The foundation

We offer to our customers 3 service levels based on priority and speed.

  • AOG
  • Critical
  • Routine

Every KN EngineChain shipment benefits from:

  • Dedicated trained and certified engine logistics staff globally
  • Working instructions and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) far beyond the governing industry regulations
  • Assessed and certified air carrier base (where possible) to mitigate risks
  • QSHE (Quality, Health, Safety and Environment) approved guidelines
  • Photographs taken by assessed and certified trucking hauliers at critical control points (CCPs)
  • Track and trace capabilities with KN Login
  • AEL (AOG and Engine Live) system & 24/7 proactive monitoring
  • 24/7/365 contact possibilities