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HOW CAN WE MAKE SUPPLY CHAINS MORE CIRCULAR?

Pathways for Fashion and Consumer Electronics

In this latest white paper ‘Delivering on circularity’, DHL has laid out the ways in which global production and consumption behaviors will need to change to be compatible with the environmental goals that lie at the core of sustainability. 

The journey toward circularity is one that many industries must take, but the opportunity in consumer goods – particularly fashion and consumer electronics – merits a closer look. The presence of these industries in our lives is nearly universal, the measures that the industries’ stakeholders can take are clear and manageable, and the potential positive impact is huge.

The transition toward circularity is built on the redesign of supply chains: optimizing production volumes and materials, extending product lifecycles, launching novel use models, and developing new solutions for end-of-life recycling. 

Learn more about how we can make supply chains more circular.

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Speakers

Alexander GundeAlexander Gunde

President Global Technology Sector,
DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation

Carsten LuetzenkirchenCarsten Luetzenkirchen

SVP Commercial Operations,
DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation

Florian SchwarzFlorian Schwarz

Head of Sustainability,
DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation

Mirella MullerMirella Muller

President Global eRetail & Fashion Sector, DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation

  • After the award of the degree in Business Administration in Wiesbaden, Germany, Alexander started his career in 1996 in San Sebastian, Spain. As International Manager of the family-owned parcel service company Guipuzcoana S.L., it was his responsibility to connect Guipuzcoana to a European parcel network alliance which he accomplished in April 1998 by joining the Eurodis group. 

    As Quality Manager of Eurodis Alexander contributed to the harmonization with Deutsche Post's Europack network. In November 1999 Alexander joined DHL Worldwide Express Germany in Frankfurt and, since then, held various sales and customer management positions with DHL before he assumed in 2009 the role as VP German Automotive with DHL CSI. In July 2016 he moved to the Technology sector and assumed the regional responsibility for EMEA which he held until June 2019. Since July 2019 Alexander is leading the global team as Sector President for Technology.

  • Carsten is leading several global commercial functions including cross-divisional solution development for DHL’s Top 100 customers across five market sectors. In addition, he is leading the commercial project team within the Deutsche Post DHL Group-wide Sustainability Roadmap development. Over the past 22 years, Carsten has held several leading positions in Deutsche Post DHL Group in E-Commerce, Product, and Strategic Management in Germany, Europe, and the USA.

    Carsten holds a Master‘s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Essen in Germany.

  • As Head of Sustainability in DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation (CSI), Florian Schwarz is responsible to drive the Sustainability agenda for and with the top 100 customers across the Deutsche Post DHL divisions. This includes achieving a carbon footprint reduction through the GoGreen product portfolio of clean fuel & technology, supply-chain optimization, and circularity solutions. It also means educating DHL’s sales organization on sustainability and demonstrating thought leadership inside and outside of the organization.

    In his previous role in DHL CSI, Florian was responsible for the Program Office and the Coronavirus Customer Taskforce. Before that, with DHL Global Forwarding, Florian created and lead the After-Sales Organization which took customer reporting and issue resolution to a new level, building on his extended experience as Lean Six-Sigma Blackbelt and Head of Strategy France. Florian holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and lived and worked in different countries in Europe and Americas.

  • Mirella is responsible for developing and managing key customer relationships, leading a global team that serves the company's top customers in online marketplaces, fashion and luxury. As part of DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation (CSI), her team simplifies the customer experience by providing a single point of contact to all DHL business divisions.

    Recognizing the potential for e-commerce to rapidly change business behaviors, Mirella has for many years helped to build DHDHL's e-commerce capabilities. Prior to her current role, Mirella was Vice President of DPDHL Global E-commerce and was driving the development of the DPDHL e-commerce sector. Mirella has held a number of other senior leadership positions in sales, people management, and virtual team management, and has lived and worked around the world.

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