Panalpina forms Supply Chain Solutions to strengthen its operations
December 14, 2017: Global third-party logistics provider Panalpina has united the company's supply chain experts under one centrally organised entity called Supply Chain Solutions and will expand the global and regional teams in the coming months.
According to a company communiqu, the end-to-end management and optimisation of supply chains is a business segment where Panalpina sees important growth opportunities.
It also plans to expand the existing team of experts and to further invest in technology and infrastructure. Customers from multiple industries will benefit from this solution that manages their supply chains from end-to-end that comes with greater flexibility, customisation, and visibility.
The new entity is led by Hans Elmegaard in his role as global head of Supply Chain Solutions, reporting to Karl Weyeneth, chief commercial officer, who is a member of the executive board.
"Our ambition is to become a top global player in supply chain management. The new organisational structure allows us to be even more customer-centric and better seize the many untapped opportunities that lie in the provision of end-to-end solutions across key industries," says Weyeneth.
Elmegaard explains, "There are two fundamental ways companies look at their supply chains: Some companies regard them as a pure cost factor, other companies think of them as a strategic enabler for their business. Our end-to-end solutions are geared towards the second. Not only do we strive to build more efficient and cost-effective supply chains for our customers, but supply chains that actually support their business models. It's about turning supply chains into a competitive advantage."
Panalpina's Supply Chain Solutions experts are represented on the global and regional level in their capacity as solution developers, supply chain analysts and as solution designers and engineers. The solutions are beyond transportation services and covers all supply chain services at origin and destination. They are customized, offer a high visibility (on SKU level) and often include one or more of the following services: cargo consolidation and de-consolidation, vendor and carrier management, inventory and purchase order management as well as the optimization of freight forwarding services and logistics set-ups.