Bunzl chooses DHL Global Forwarding to keep essentials flowing to Australia and New Zealand

July 17, 2018 - 02:02
Bunzl chooses DHL Global Forwarding to keep essentials flowing to Australia and New Zealand

  • DHL to consolidate and ship 1,000 TEUsof Bunzl products, ranging from food packaging to linen and amenities, to 12distribution centers across urban and rural Australia and New Zealand each year

SHANGHAI, CHINA - Media OutReach - July 17, 2018 - International distribution and outsourcing Group, Bunzlplc, has selected DHL Global Forwarding, the leading international provider ofair, sea and road freight services, to manage the consolidation and export ofup 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 solutionat 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 Ordermanagement, real time shipment visibility, consolidation and export customshandling in China. The International Supply Chain team also provides a "pickand pack" service, picking out products from Bunzl's various vendors, andre-packing them with other items, depending on the requirements.

This enables Bunzl to streamline the consolidation andexport of cargo ranging from food packaging to linen and amenities, into keycities Down Under including -- Adelaide, Auckland, Darwin, Perth and Sydney. DHLGlobal Forwarding also offers Bunzl 24/7 visibility of its inventory level at itsShanghai consolidation facility -- a significant improvement on previoussolutions that only provided visibility oncegoods had been received manually.

"An efficient and effective supply chain forms the backboneof Bunzl's international growth strategy. We can't deepen our commitment toexisting markets or extend into new ones without world-class logisticssupport," said Tim DeGraaf, Import Inventory Manager, Bunzl plc. "During the implementation, DHLhandled the complexity of our shipment requirements with speed and deftness --from registering 34 suppliers and 150 commodities with local customs to expediteclearance, to fully integrating their solution with our supply chain cloudplatform in just four weeks during our peak season. Their plug-and-playsolution has proven integral in preparing our Australian operations for futuregrowth, faster and with less disruption than we could have expected."

"Our ISC Purchase OrderManagement solution allows us to provide in-depth and data timeliness, tappingon our breadth of existing infrastructure and IT architecture to give Bunzllive updates of their goods 24/7," said Dilek Sammut, Head ofInternational Supply Chain Australiaand New Zealand, DHL Global Forwarding."As maintaining constant visibility of shipments and inventory levels iscritical for success, we remain committed to ensuring Bunzl keeps its customerswell-stocked with the basic goods they rely on to stay operational."


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