Wednesday, June 21, 2017

DHL to Manage Etihad Aircraft Parts Logistics

New Deal Between Biggest Mid East MRO and Freight Giant
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GERMANY – UAE – Etihad Airways Engineering, the aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) division of Abu Dhabi airline, has signed a Letter of Intent with DHL Supply Chain to outsource its entire internal logistics functions. Under the contract DHL will manage stores, local transport movements and associated supply chain planning at the Etihad Airways Engineering hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport. David Christmas, CEO DHL Supply Chain Middle East, Russia & Turkey, said:

"This is a significant business win for DHL in the United Arab Emirates. We have a long-standing relationship with Etihad Airways Engineering, which will continue to maintain our aircraft. Our new partnership will build on and broaden this relationship, synergising the unique strengths of each partner to maximise efficiency and profitability.

DHL will also introduce several changes in the layout of Etihad's current warehouse, improving the space already available and setting up an external off-airport warehouse able to accommodate necessary inventory and part storage. DHL intends that response lead times will be reduced through efficient pick processes and performance indicators for every logistics and warehousing function.