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Sector Overview

DHL’s Sector Approach

Every industry has its own particular characteristics and supply chain needs, which is why our sector management approach is to work with customers to optimize the value proposition for their industry’s distinctive requirements. Built around expert teams of dedicated professionals who fully understand your business in-depth, our industry sector approach is designed to deploy the broad know-how and geographic reach of DHL overall, to provide simplified and sustainable solutions that are right for your particular industry. This includes a dedicated infrastructure and competence centers to provide the specialized expertise your sector requires.
A key to our success is to create a simple and unique experience by sector, making it easier for you to do business with us.
With our innovative and industry-specific state-of-the-art-solutions, we will create a competitive advantage for you.

Our Core Industry Sectors

Within the strategy 2015 we decided to focus even further on your industries starting with the sectors Life Sciences & Healthcare, Technology, Energy, Automotive and Engineering & Manufacturing. In those sectors we are working on DHL’s overall sector strategies to deliver the best value possible and to work with you on optimizing value propositions for your specific industry. With this approach we stay ahead of your needs, and will work on new solutions in anticipation of future requirements.
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Our core Industry Sectors

Technology

Technology

Technology is a fast-paced industry characterized by constant innovation and short product cycles. Competitive markets are the norm, with ever-falling product prices requiring effective cost management. With change being the only constant, technologies are converging, sales and distribution channels shifting, and new markets opening up all the time. This is why Technology is one of the focus sectors for DPDHL.

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We're helping technology customers streamline their supply chains, squeeze out costs, improve CO2 efficiency and go to market faster - whether it's bringing semiconductors from Asia to Europe in a more efficient way,

consolidating shipments of flat screen TVs from Poland to Western Europe, or managing complete inbound to manufacturing supply chains.
As customer's needs change, we listen carefully in order to come up with proactive and new solutions. Logistics in the technology industry is all about getting valuable products into the hands of tech-hungry consumers and businesses, before they become technically or fashionably obsolete. Outsourcing to DHL gives you the supply chain flexibility you need to keep pace with this highly dynamic marketplace.

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Technology

Things move fast in technology. We're helping technology customers streamline their supply chains, squeeze out costs, improve CO2 efficiency, and go to market faster.

Technology

Life Sciences & Healthcare

Life Sciences & Healthcare

Faced with volatile economies, fluctuating market conditions, new product profiles, and changing demographics, the Life Sciences & Healthcare (LSHC) sector is accelerating its focus on driving supply chain transformation. It is looking for increased efficiency, trying to establish channels for growth in new and emerging markets, addressing global compliance requirements, and readily managing M&A integrations.

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Global networks of LSHC grade infrastructure and their highly standardized operational excellence, dedicated people, and sector-specific processes, are increasingly sought after as partners, whilst speed to market and supply chain assurance are generating more intense and symbiotic supplier-partner

relationships. To meet the challenging market requirements of the LSHC sector today and in the future, DHL has invested in its global network over the last years and built over 100 GxP dedicated and multi-client warehouses, 32 clinical trials depots, 28 Air Freight Competence Centers and 4 European cross-docks. As a result, our network enables enterprise globalization and market entry. Our infrastructure has allowed our operating companies to develop customized service offerings for the LSHC sector in each of our product categories. Further investment will continue throughout the years to come. This is part of our sector approach for the LSHC industry.

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Life Sciences & Healthcare

DHL helps companies with their clinical trials logistics needs, managing outbound transportation of investigation medicinal products as well as the inbound carriage of diagnostic and lab safety specimens.

Life Sciences & Healthcare

Energy

Energy

The energy industry comprises of all activities involved in extracting, processing and distributing natural resources to create energy. While it includes alternative energy sources, it is dominated by the production of petroleum and natural gas, and these capital projects tend to operate in harsh and challenging conditions, often in remote, difficult to access areas.

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Today's energy market is more dynamic than ever. Rising demand on resources has made competition more intense. In the face of these challenges, energy companies are redefining their business models with a view to outsourcing their non-core activities, whilst balancing risks and costs.

As a broad industry sector, energy is made up of a number of key subsectors, including upstream oil & gas, downstream oil & gas, energy mining, power & utilities and renewables. At DHL, we know about the sector and its trends and have therefore a global team of sector specialists who understand the needs and concerns of the energy industry and can offer smart and simple solutions. We work closely with customers to optimize their complex supply chains and manage logistics costs better, so our customers can focus on their core activities. DHL's safety strategy is anchored by a health, safety, security and environment (HSSE) vision of Target Zero, and we apply the same exacting HSSE and compliance standards as the energy industry itself.

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Energy

DHL recognizes the challenges the energy sector is facing and offers tailor-made integrated logistics Solutions to meet them.

Energy

Automotive

Automotive

The Automotive industry enters into a new era where people are seeking more freedom and mobility. The demand for mobility grows each year in emerging countries.

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In the industrialized countries it is already a way of life. This means that despite market challenges, a positive future is expected for the sector! The automotive industry is getting more competitive, more global and more technological. Building sustainable and competitive advantages is a must.

For this reason, DHL has established an automotive sector with expert teams, processes and value added services that are geared towards finding innovative ways to reduce costs and inefficiencies, while increasing supply chain quality and customer satisfaction.

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Inbound to Manufacturing

An introduction to Inbound to Manufacturing in the Automotive Industry.

Inbound to Manufacturing

Engineering & Manufacturing

Engineering & Manufacturing

The larger industrial manufacturers have supply chains which depend on production parts, systems, and components being manufactured in one country or region and moved to another country/region for the next step in the production process. That means a more expensive and complex supply chain and a need for more sophisticated solutions and technology.

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Engineering & Manufacturing is quite a diverse sector with four individual sub-sectors where each one is a sector in itself. DHL understands the unique logistical challenges facing industrial, engineering and manufacturing companies. We provide a range of services that help align logistics operations with our customers' business strategies.

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