Kimberly-Clark Europe Re-ups with Schneider Logistics

CPG manufacturer renews contact for transportation management system to control its logistics throughout Europe

CPG manufacturer renews contact for transportation management system to control its logistics throughout Europe

Venlo, Netherlands — August 8, 2005 — Kimberly-Clark Europe has renewed its long-term contract for hosted transportation management services with Schneider Logistics to control its logistics throughout Europe.

Kimberly-Clark Europe is part of Kimberly-Clark Corporation, a $15.1 billion global health and hygiene company employing more than 60,000 people worldwide. Kimberly-Clark's Shared Service Center in Brighton, U.K., which controls the company's logistics throughout Europe, will continue to use SUMIT, Schneider Logistics' transportation management solution.

Schneider said that the solution, developed in-house, provides centralized control, visibility, execution and management of Kimberly-Clark's transportation activities. The system will continue to be supported at Schneider's European headquarters in Venlo, Netherlands.

"Our strong relationship with Schneider Logistics in Europe as well as North America is built upon Schneider's expertise and advanced technology that allows us to increase productivity and optimize our supply chain," said Peter Surtees, Kimberly-Clark's director of European consumer logistics for Kimberly-Clark Europe.

"The relationship with Kimberly-Clark here in Europe dates back to 1999 and in the United States for almost 20 years," said Jason Denne, director of business development of Schneider Logistics Europe. "This latest contract renewal is further evidence of our ability to provide tools that help our customers increase efficiency, reduce transportation costs and improve customer service."

Schneider said that the SUMIT transportation management suite provides Kimberly-Clark with a range of benefits, including cost and in-transit freight visibility, freight consolidation and business intelligence that enables continuous network performance review and re-engineering possibilities.

Schneider Logistics established its European headquarters in Venlo in 1997. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Schneider National, a provider of logistics services.

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