15 May 2017

Freight Forwarding Giant Secures Supply Chain Renewal from Major Supermarket  

Logistics Relationship Assures Continuity

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Shipping News Feature FRANCE – WORLD WIDE – DHL Global Forwarding has secured a contract renewal for continued management of Auchan's inbound supply chain operations. Auchan Retail is the second largest supermarket operator in France, present in 16 countries in Western, Central & Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa with 3,836 hypermarkets and convenience stores. As part of the renewal, DHL International Supply Chain, the specialist logistics management team of DHL Global Forwarding, will continue a partnership which has lasted almost a decade by providing purchase order and vendor management, origin consolidation and destination coordination services.

DHL currently manages more than 17,000 TEUs yearly for Auchan from diverse countries of origin such as China, Vietnam and Bangladesh, to fourteen destinations including France, Russia and Senegal. Pascal Zakarias, Head of Operations DHL International Supply Chain France, said:

"Our dual dedicated control tower structure, Hong-Kong at origin and Dunkirk in France, at destination, remains a key factor of successful coordination of day to day operations with the customer's teams in Asia and France; it ensures on-time arrivals of Auchan's shipments using the most cost effective mode. We are very excited to carry on developing our ongoing collaboration with one of France's retail leaders."

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