Kimberly-Clark names APL Logistics as its distribution partner
Providing domestic transportation services to more than 70 locations throughout Indonesia
Jakarta, Indonesia, 22 Apr 2010
Supply chain services leader APL Logistics, has been chosen by Kimberly-Clark, one of the world’s top providers of health and, hygiene brands, to manage the transportation and distribution of its products throughout Indonesia. The three-year contract was awarded following a competitive tender that included a field of local and international competitors.
APL Logistics will manage transportation from Kimberly-Clark’s distribution centre in Jakarta to more than 70 locations in 11 cities across the country. Products will be delivered to retail outlets and Kimberly-Clark’s network of distributors for professional services such as hotels and restaurants.
“APL Logistics has demonstrated its willingness to listen to our needs and collaborate with the Kimberly-Clark team to create a domestic distribution solution that supports the growth of our business in Indonesia,” said Donovan Lelo, Customer Service and Logistics Manager, Kimberly-Clark Indonesia.
APL Logistics will manage a fleet network that operates exclusively for Kimberly-Clark. The service plans the most efficient routes for ensuring faster delivery times, maximising truck capacity and reducing emissions from transport operations.
An APL Logistics team will be based at Kimberly-Clark’s facility in Jakarta to ensure that co-ordination between Kimberly Clark’s cargo-handling and storage operations is integrated with APL Logistics’ transportation services, ensuring effective product movement throughout the supply chain. The team will also handle door-to-door documentation management which spans initial forecasting, through to obtaining and recording proof of delivery/return.
APL Logistics will use IT systems that have been customised to generate data for performance analysis.
“We are delighted to have been chosen by Kimberly-Clark to deliver transportation services throughout Indonesia,” said Iman Kusnadi, Director, APL Logistics Indonesia. “We look forward to working closely with their team to optimise fleet performance and documentation efficiency.”
APL Logistics also manages transportation and distribution services for Kimberly-Clark in Costa Rica.
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APL Logistics provides international, integrated supply chain services in more than 50 countries, including both origin and destination services such as freight consolidation, warehousing and distribution management. It uses innovative IT for maximum supply chain visibility and control. APL Logistics is a unit of Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), a global cargo transportation and logistics company.