DHL launches new Strategy 2025 with focus on digitalization, e-commerce

In its new group strategy launched Tuesday, Deutsche Post DHL Group said it will be “stepping up the digital transformation” currently underway across its divisions, as well as focusing on the “profitable core” of its various logistics divisions, driven mainly by e-commerce. While DHL is already heavily focused on digitalization in its various business divisions, […]

Cargo couture: selecting tailored, wearable tech for your collection

Models strut down the catwalk as fashion giants look on – viewers take note of the product’s material, fit and whether the item is “Prêt-à-Porter,” or ready to wear. Keep in mind, this show is only one of a slew of stakeholders in haute couture have attended worldwide and now they must select pieces from […]

DHL Supply Chain launches smart warehouse in Singapore

DHL Supply Chain recently launched a smart warehouse for international food packaging and processing company Tetra Pak in Singapore. The warehouse integrates internet of things (IoT) technology with data analytics to constantly monitor and maintain the conditions of perishable goods.   The combination of big data and IoT technology allows Tetra Pak to troubleshoot problems in real time. For instance, warehouse supervisors […]

The Silicon Solution? How robots are reinventing the cargo warehouse

At first sight, the machines are not much to look at – hardly like classic robots at all. They’re colorful and sleek, but they look more like expensive suitcases lying on their sides than the most cutting-edge examples of artificial intelligence (A.I.) in the logistics field. But once these little rectangles start moving by the […]

Tech, trade, talent, transportation to dominate 2019, says DHL’s Sureddin

Toward the end of 2018, DHL Supply Chain said it was going to invest US$300 million into the acceleration of the development of cutting-edge technologies, such as robotics, at the majority of its North American facilities. Some of the technologies discussed include blockchain and the platooning of vehicles, among many others, but the integrator also […]

DHL acquires Colombian warehousing company, expands Latin American presence

Today, DHL Supply Chain acquired Colombian company Suppla Group, a provider of warehousing and packaging for life-sciences, healthcare and retail products, with locations in 25 Colombian cities. “The expansion into the developing Andean region in South America, specifically in Colombia, is key to achieve our Strategy 2020 targets and allows us to unlock further growth […]

With driver shortage looming, DHL Supply Chain opts for Tesla’s new semi trucks

DHL Supply Chain announced today that it has placed an order for 10 Tesla Electric Class 8 semi-trailer trucks. Jim Monkmeyer, president of transportation at DHL Supply Chain North America, explained that the new semis are “a revolutionary approach to trucking.” DHL is one of the first third-party logistics companies to order the trucks, which […]

DHL looks to Cambodia, Thailand as next growth frontiers in Asia

With ongoing expansions and new delivery programs increasing DHL Supply Chain’s footprint in Asia already in 2017, the logistics provider is maintaining that pace in the region with the new announcement that it has set its sights on Cambodia and Thailand. DHL announced plans today to invest more than €70 million to grow its regional […]

DHL opens life-sciences facility at Dublin Airport

In response to Ireland’s growing “bio boom,” DHL Supply Chain opened a 3,700-square-meter, pharmaceutical-grade facility today on the island nation. Located near the Dublin Airport, the facility is the 43rd Life Sciences Center of Excellence in DHL’s global pharmaceutical supply chain network. The temperature-controlled, end-to-end supply chain services include storage, pick-and-pack services, and inventory control. […]

DHL Supply Chain to take over MRO logistics for Etihad Airways Engineering

Aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) firm Etihad Airways Engineering said it plans to outsource all its logistics functions to DHL Supply Chain, the Abu Dhabi-based engineering arm of Etihad Airways announced yesterday.  In a letter of intent signed by the two companies, DHL Supply Chain will assume management of the MRO’s stores, local transport […]

DHL ramps up investment in Brazil’s logistics sector

On the same day that DHL announced that it will begin managing in-plant logistics for Jaguar Land Rover’s manufacturing plant in Itatiaia, Brazil, the integrator’s supply chain arm, DHL Supply Chain, also said it will acquire control of the Brazilian road carrier Polar Transportes, a transport service provider for the life sciences and healthcare industry. […]

DHL Shanghai receives IATA CEIV-Pharma certification

Once unheard of in Asia, the CEIV-Pharmaceutical certification program is starting to establish beachheads, first in Singapore Airport Terminal Services (SATS), then at Changi Airport. Now DHL Global Forwarding’s airfreight station in Shanghai has joined the CEIV-certified ranks. The 1,650-square-meter Shanghai facility features 245 square meters of space for air-export temperature-sensitive storage. The facility is […]

DHL Supply Chain prepping life-science network for robotics

Your next pharmaceutical order may be sent to you without ever being touched by human hands – provided it comes from a warehouse taking part in a new DHL Supply Chain robotics pilot project in the United States. DHL said it will start testing “collaborative, autonomous robotics” within its life-sciences sector at a facility in […]

One man’s trash: DHL and Gatwick convert waste into energy

Gatwick Airport and DHL Supply Chain have flipped the “On” switch for the airport’s new waste management plant, making Gatwick the first airport to turn airport waste into energy onsite. DHL’s new £3.8 million waste plant not only disposes of, but also converts waste into energy to heat Gatwick’s waste management site and power the […]
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