DHL Secures BMW Deal
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DHL Secures BMW Deal

New deal signals key supply chain management dimension

DHL Freight has been awarded an extension of its contract with the BMW Group and will continue to manage the vehicle manufacturer’s overland transport in 17 countries covered by the companies’ previous contract.

As a result of the tender, DHL Freight also won an expansion of the collaboration, taking on supply chain management of the BMW Group in seven additional areas.

A new DHL Freight custom-made logistics solution was successfully implemented as part of the contract conclusion.

DHL Secures BMW Deal

Uwe Brinks, DHL Freight, said: “This achievement represents another step towards Freight 2020, our strategy to become the provider of choice in overland transport by offering the best quality and reliability for the customers who depend on us.

“With BMW, we set out to create a solution specifically designed for their needs, one that would provide complete transparency throughout the supply chain, allowing the customer a consolidated overview of extremely complex processes.

“This has been achieved with Connected Supply Chain, a solution that gives BMW and all partners the ability to manage potential issues and identify opportunities for further optimization.”

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Connected Supply Chain (CSC), a BMW system, depicts the entire supply chain digitally, delivering real-time, end-to-end visibility and management control to all relevant stakeholders.

Aspects such as order and status data are visible via a central portal, and orders receive a single reference number from beginning to end. Drivers can access the system via a mobile application designed specifically for them.

DHL Freight’s solution was developed together with AXIT, a specialist for in cloud-based IT solutions for managing cross-enterprise logistics processes, in order to feed CSC with the relevant information.

DHL Freight’s new contract with the BMW Group covers the management of about 90,000 shipments per month within a simultaneously dependable and highly flexible network.

Temperature-controlled shipping and dedicated transports are available in all areas covered by the contract.

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