BMW Renews Supply Chain Contract with DHL


A contract renewal between German car manufacturer BMW and DHL Freight will see the logistics specialist handle all of its overland transport and supply services across 17 European countries.

The new agreement with DHL accounts for the movement of over 90,000 full and less-than-truckload shipments every month, which will be transported by temperature-controlled shipping and through other tailored services.

In addition, DHL will also introduce its new digital supply chain management service Connected Supply Chain (CSC) as part of the deal.

Dr Oscar Pernia outlines end-to-end planning processes in a recent Port Technology technical paper

The CSC system is able to depict the entire supply chain digitally for business customers, delivering end-to-end visibility and management control of all logistics and transport services.

Uwe Brinks, CEO of DHL Freight, commented on the renewal and CSC service: “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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