Successful use of CarLo at Kuehne+Nagel

Kuehne+Nagel aims at a leading position in European FTL/LTL market and started to use the logistics software CarLo.

The challenges facing Kuehne+Nagel:
Since the beginning of 2020, Kuehne+Nagel have been using CarLo–both the transport management system CarLo and the add-on CarLo inMOTION for the fleet management of their own vehicles. CarLo replaces the existing TMS used for the FTL/LTL trailer fleet in Poland and was connected with the Kuehne+Nagel financial system. For their Road Logistics and FTL/LTL trailer fleet, Kuehne+Nagel was looking for a transport and fleet management system with a single process within two harmonised systems. The goal was to achieve greater efficiency through process automation. Kuehne+Nagel also wanted to reduce the operational costs resulting from supervision and control over the course of individual processes. Another goal was to improve the quality of customer service and performance, which means enhancing the customer journey with Kuehne+Nagel Road Logistics. In addition to improving customer service, Kuehne+Nagel also aimed to build up high standards for cooperation with carriers. Through constant further development, Soloplan guarantees the continuous improvement of CarLo.

The solution
With the transport management system CarLo and the add-on for fleet management, CarLo inMOTION, Kuehne+Nagel manages their commercial fleet properly and in accordance with legal requirements. With the help of powerful calculation functions, the transport management system CarLo supports in determining prices for invoices or credit notes. No matter if you work with flat rates or complex tariff tables–everything can be performed fully automatically if desired.

“Compared to other systems, CarLo has clearly distinguished itself with its good combination of functionality, stability and productivity. Through the intensive insights and presentations regarding the transport management system, we quickly realised that CarLo covers our requirements the most effectively. Additionally, Soloplan is a professional company that is focussed on speed, efficiency and effectiveness. We very much appreciate the cooperation with Soloplan,“ says the global senior manager of Road Logistics Information Systems at Kuehne+ Nagel Hamburg, Harbour City.

The fleet management software CarLo inMOTION allows you to create continuous and cost centre-based vehicle cost calculations for your company. The following relevant data and costs are taken into account. Evaluate your fleet based on cost structures and identify outliers and deviations with the fleet management software CarLo inMOTION.

Implementation of CarLo
After coordination and analysis of the requirements and individual functionalities of CarLo, the logistics software was implemented quickly and the key users were trained intensively. During this phase, the special requirements of the users are discussed and a user-friendly interface for tour planning, tour execution and communication with transport companies is jointly created. Furthermore, together with trained specialists of Soloplan GmbH, relevant evaluations and reports are created, configurations are made and connections are established to internal and external programmes via interfaces.

New ways of working
The use of CarLo offers Kuehne+Nagel a number of advantages and new ways of working:
⋅ Transparency and control over all of the data related to the transport and company processes
⋅ Easy and effective fleet management for dispatchers
⋅ Data-based planning and tracking
⋅ Quick and easy implementation
⋅ Reaching company goals more quickly
Due to the quick implementation, the efficiency and functionality of CarLo has quickly become noticeable and contributes to pursuing Kuehne+Nagel’s company goals and reaching those goals faster.

About Kuehne+Nagel
With 74,000 employees at 1,400 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne+Nagel Group is one of the world’s leading logistics companies. Its strong market position is based on sea logistics, air logistics, road logistics and contract logistics, with a clear focus on integrated logistics solutions.

You too can benefit from more than 25 years of experience in the business, combined with best practices accrued from our customers in the forwarding and transport industry, which continually contribute to the development of our software solution. The product family of the logistics software CarLo also includes: CarLo inAIR&SEA for air and sea freight, CarLo inHUB for smooth processing in your transshipment warehouses, and many more add-ons from the transport sector. Would you like to learn more about the logistics software CarLo and its numerous add-ons? Then feel free to arrange an individual presentation appointment today and contact us via e-mail to, by phone at +49 831 57407 300 or using our LIVE chat on the website.