RR Donnelley agrees to provide optimized global network to ZAGG Inc
Chicago-based RR Donnelley & Sons Company has won a contract to provide global supply chain services to Utah-based, creative mobile accessory solutions firm ZAGG Inc.
The deal will involve RR Donnelley distributing ZAGG’s products through an optimized global network of packaging, kitting, fulfilment, warehousing, distribution and logistics’ resources which will enable synchronised delivery of ZAGG products with release of mobile telecom devices from major OEM device providers.
ZAGG provides screen protection, cases, keyboards, audio, power management and gaming products and offers the broadest product offering in its sector through extremely targeted global distribution channels.
RR Donnelley’s Chief Operating Officer, Dan Knotts, said: “We are delighted to be working with ZAGG to execute a globally integrated solution that will provide them with demand-driven production and distribution that helps to create a unique competitive advantage.
“Our advanced systems and tools provide end-to-end, real-time visibility and control of all aspects of ZAGG’s growth and expansion trajectory.”
Padraic Allen, President of RR Donnelley’s Global Turnkey Solutions, said: “Our broad, cost-competitive platform supports multi-tiered supply chain solutions that can be tailored to suit specific product and market demands.
“We believe our approach offers an unparalleled solution which uniquely addresses ZAGG’s objectives and drive substantial service improvements and cost savings.”
Kuehne+Nagel cuts carbon footprint by 70% for Honda China
Around 16,000 tonnes of CO2 has been cut from the supply chain of Honda's China-based manufacturing division through a road-to-rail transformation in partnership with logistics leader Kuehne+Nagel.
The programme was developed through KN Sincero, the joint venture between Swiss headquartered Kuehne+Nagel and Chinese automotive logistics firm Sincero, established in 2018.
KN Sincero worked with Honda China to develop an integrated solution to convert much of its domestic long-haul trucking to train lines, using regional hubs to improve supply chain performance and further reduce carbon emissions. The programme delivered consolidations as well as value-added services, including sorting, scanning, repackaging, GPS track and trace, and recyclable container management.
"Kuehne+Nagel has always been a supply chain partner that we can rely on, to help us improve our supply chain performance whilst also achieving our environmental goals,” said Mr. Jiang Hui and Mr. Takuji Kitamura, Joint General Manager of Wuhan Dong Hon, the logistics affiliate of Dongfong Honda Automotive.
After six months of shifting to the road-to-rail model, new supply chain reliability and efficiencies are expected to eradicate 16,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually. The carbon savings represent an enormous 70% reduction in total.
"Automotive is one of the most important sectors in contract logistics, particularly in China, the world’s largest automotive market,” added Gianfranco Sgro, member of the Management Board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, responsible for Contract Logistics. “I am glad that Kuehne+Nagel and Honda share a common vision of service, innovation and sustainability.”
Kuehne+Nagel’s Net Zero Carbon programme
Kuehne+Nagel announced its Net Zero Carbon programme in 2019 with a dual purpose to reduce CO2 output in its own logistics operations, as well as partnering with organisations to minimise their own impact on the planet. Kuehne+Nagel reached carbon neutrality globally in 2020 throughout its own, direct emissions, and is now focused on developing its capabilities to serve partners.
Dr. Detlef Trefzger, Chief Executive Officer of Kuehne+Nagel International AG, said the programme is “a package of measures to fight CO2 emissions and provide sustainable and innovative supply chain solutions – hand in hand with our suppliers and customers”.
As part of the initiative, Kuehne+Nagel established its own nature projects in Myanmar and New Zealand, and invested in ‘nature-based’ carbon dioxide compensation projects to strip harmful emissions from the environment. It is committed to being CO2 neutral for shipments in its network of transport suppliers by 2030.