- DHL to consolidate and ship 1,000 TEUs
of Bunzl products, ranging from food packaging to linen and amenities, to 12
distribution centers across urban and rural Australia and New Zealand each year
SHANGHAI, CHINA - Media OutReach - July 17, 2018 - International distribution and outsourcing Group, Bunzl
plc, has selected DHL Global Forwarding, the leading international provider of
air, sea and road freight services, to manage the consolidation and export of
up to 1,000 TEUs of their shipments from the DHL Consolidation Center in Shanghai,
China, to Bunzl's 12 Distribution Centers across Australia and New Zealand.
Through this partnership with DHL International Supply Chain
(ISC), a part of DHL Global Forwarding, DHL will implement the DHL ISC CORE solution
at its bonded Container Freight Station (CFS) in the Lingang Logistics Area,
which is near Shanghai's Yangshan port in China.
The DHL ISC CORE solution allows for easy Purchase Order
management, real time shipment visibility, consolidation and export customs
handling in China. The International Supply Chain team also provides a "pick
and pack" service, picking out products from Bunzl's various vendors, and
re-packing them with other items, depending on the requirements.
This enables Bunzl to streamline the consolidation and
export of cargo ranging from food packaging to linen and amenities, into key
cities Down Under including -- Adelaide, Auckland, Darwin, Perth and Sydney. DHL
Global Forwarding also offers Bunzl 24/7 visibility of its inventory level at its
Shanghai consolidation facility -- a significant improvement on previous
solutions that only provided visibility once
goods had been received manually.
"An efficient and effective supply chain forms the backbone
of Bunzl's international growth strategy. We can't deepen our commitment to
existing markets or extend into new ones without world-class logistics
support," said Tim De
Graaf, Import Inventory Manager, Bunzl plc. "During the implementation, DHL
handled the complexity of our shipment requirements with speed and deftness --
from registering 34 suppliers and 150 commodities with local customs to expedite
clearance, to fully integrating their solution with our supply chain cloud
platform in just four weeks during our peak season. Their plug-and-play
solution has proven integral in preparing our Australian operations for future
growth, faster and with less disruption than we could have expected."
"Our ISC Purchase Order
Management solution allows us to provide in-depth and data timeliness, tapping
on our breadth of existing infrastructure and IT architecture to give Bunzl
live updates of their goods 24/7," said Dilek Sammut, Head of
International Supply Chain Australia
and New Zealand, DHL Global Forwarding.
"As maintaining constant visibility of shipments and inventory levels is
critical for success, we remain committed to ensuring Bunzl keeps its customers
well-stocked with the basic goods they rely on to stay operational."
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