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Digital solutions - Data integration

Data integration unlocks value in your business by increasing efficiency and lowering costs. Make your data actionable with Kuehne+Nagel.

Data provides valuable guidance in an increasingly complex world. However, manual data processing can be challenging. Retrieving information from different sources brings the risk of inefficiencies, high costs, poor data quality and delays. Grow your business confidently by choosing a solution that gives you a comprehensive and unified view of your supply chain. 

Enhance your capabilities

At Kuehne+Nagel, our integration  experts support you to optimise your business based on the data you create. Through data integration using EDI or API, we create a direct and secure data flow communication between our systems .

We offer a wide range of different standard interfaces for business processes, e.g. transport order, shipment transport information, document tracking, container tracking and electronic invoicing.

Data integration enables you to unlock value in your business:

  • Reduce turn-around times through direct exchange of transactions
  • Increase accuracy by eliminating errors from illegible handwriting, lost documents, keying and re-keying errors
  • Improve business efficiency by enabling your staff to focus on higher-value tasks and handling business-critical data in real-time
  • Lower operating cost by reducing the cost of paper, printing, reproduction, storage, filing, postage, and document retrieval

Electronic Data Interchange

EDI is the direct computer-to-computer exchange of business documents in a standard electronic data format between business partners. Kuehne+Nagel can help you create lean processes, improve data quality and maximise your technology investment by avoiding manual work and administrating your shipments while using your own system.

Our service offering includes standard and customised integration solutions, third party integration services as well as integration project management. 

Business Processes Communication Protocols EDI Formats
Shipment/Warehouse Status AS 2 XML
Shipping Confirmation HTTP(S) EDIFACT
Delivery Order (S)FTP ANSI X.12
ASN (Advance Shipping Notice) OFTP-2 Flatfile
Freight Invoice Value Added Network (VAN) Tradacoms
Sales/Purchase Order RosettaNet CVS
Booking WebServices iDOC
Document Transfer   CargoImp
Telematic-Sensors   GS1
Article Master    
Inbound Order    
Warehouse Order    
Receipt Advice    
Packing Confirmation    
Inventory Data    

 

Application Programming Interfaces

APIs are a software-to-software interface that enable applications to talk to each other without user interaction. An API is an interface with a set of programming instructions that allows multiple applications to interact and obtain data from each other, mostly in real time. Just like EDI, APIs can be used for business-to-business integration. 

For example, our Shipment Tracking API supplies you with full visibility of your shipments, accessible from within your own systems. 

 

Air Quote API

Request and receive air freight prices and price references without complex requests, and book air shipments directly from your system.

Mode of transport: air

 

Air Booking API

Place a booking request with all necessary shipment/cargo details into Kuehne+Nagel's operational systems to arrange the transport.

Mode of transport: air 

 

Shipment Overview API

Retrieve shipment information on high level, e.g. mode of transport, number of packages, weight and volume, routing, shipper and consignee name, or shipment dates.

Mode of transport: air, sea, road

 

Shipment Tracking API

Receive information about your shipment status and a link to use the Download Document API.

Mode of transport: air, sea, road

 

Document API

Download specific documents by using the Document API request.

Mode of transport: air, sea, road

 

Container Tracking API

Receive container and status  information for sea freight shipments. 

Mode of transport: sea

 

Order Tracking API

Receive order and status information through customer-specific order references. 

Mode of transport: air, sea, road 

 


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Kuehne+Nagel Global Head Customer Solutions Stefan Viehmann

Stefan Viehmann

Global Head Customer Solutions

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