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Building Supply Chains for Global Success

In an intensely competitive global market, DHL provides the expertise and capabilities needed to operate successfully in every region through local presence, agile supply chains and cost-effective logistics services.

Regionalizing Supply Chains

Rapid growth and dynamic change in emerging markets has created a set of new powerful home-grown players capable of selling competitively overseas. Businesses exporting from mature, developed countries often struggle to achieve the necessary lead times, cost efficiencies, flexibility and responsiveness to compete with these new players. In response to these challenges, companies are building a regionalized supply chain that is integrated into a global production network, utilizing local plant presence and employing local talent. In such a complex, fast changing and globalized market, these supply chains need to be designed for agility, visibility and resilience. The proven capabilities and global reach of DHL are important in helping to streamline the supply of materials and components. Our inbound-to-manufacturing (I2M) services, for example, match supply to constantly varying demand; and, our supplier park approach brings everything as close as possible to the manufacturing site.

Competing on Cost and Service

Competition, especially from new entrants in emerging markets, has become intense. Many of these new players can offer innovative solutions and enhanced services at lower costs. Additionally, there has been a movement from a product-centric model to a service-support model, in which asset uptime is the prime focus. DHL can help improve your cost-effectiveness through our maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) services, which avoid in-plant downtime. Our extensive MRO experience will help you efficiently manage the availability of critical parts for repairs while minimizing the stock needed on site.

Sustaining Equipment Lifecycles

Extending the lifecycles of plant and machinery in the field maximizes return on investment for the owner and creates profitable aftersales opportunities for those maintaining the equipment. DHL is highly experienced in helping sustain equipment lifecycles with a range of aftermarket support. Through our service parts logistics services and tailored distribution centers, we can help with inventory optimization, and can offer same-day, overnight and next day delivery as required.

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