Panalpina Establishes Four Logistics Competence Centers Across The Globe
By Anuja Abraham
Panalpina has established four new Logistics Competence Centers (LCCs) across the globe and a Supply Chain Solutions Center in Germany.
The establishment of Panalpina’s LCCs in Prague, Singapore, Buenos Aires and New Jersey will provide support for the Logistics teams in Panalpina’s areas. The local teams can resort to the Logistics experts in the LCCs for support from pre-sales through implementation to continuous improvement. The experts support the deployment of the best-in-class tools and techniques in terms of tender and bid management, logistics solutions design, operations modeling and optimization and lean logistics excellence.
Panalpina recently announced its strategic partnership with Red Prairie as its standardized global logistics platform and this is just one of the growing number of applications available within the Competence Centers.
“Our Logistics Competence Centers unite logistics know-how, industry-specific experience and the best available tools and platforms. They have been designed so that standard process and procedures are integrated into all of Panalpina’s Logistics operations allowing customers to have the confidence of experiencing consistency and transparency globally,” said Kerry Eby, Global Head of Logistics Solutions at Panalpina, who is directly responsible for the LCCs.
While the LCCs specifically look at finding and implementing the best solution for warehousing, Panalpina’s Supply Chain Solutions Center in Frankfurt acts as an extension of the customers’ supply chain management for improving their supply chain end-to-end.
“We analyze supply chains and make recommendations to eliminate the identified inefficiencies and to support the customer’s market or production strategy. It is all about cutting out process waste and reducing direct and indirect costs,” said Peter Karel, Global Head of Supply Chain Solutions at Panalpina.