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DHL Enters into Agreement with Konica Minolta

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Partnership optimizes Konica Minolta’s supply chain, and improves productivity through a range of comprehensive logistics services from planning to operations
Strengthens business offering in Japan with Lead Logistics Provider (LLP) services
SINGAPORE, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — DHL Supply Chain, the global market leader for contract logistics solutions, and Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. (Konica Minolta) have agreed to enter into a Lead Logistics Provider (LLP) agreement in Japan. Starting July 2013, DHL will provide comprehensive strategic and value-added supply chain logistics services to Konica Minolta, including the design, and planning of all its logistics operations. The agreement will ultimately see DHL take over all of Konica Minolta’s logistics sites in Japan.

Shuichi Kawamura, President of DHL Supply Chain Japan says, “We are honored to be the strategic logistics partner to Konica Minolta, a company which continuously provides a variety of customer-oriented solutions in today’s diversified market. We are able to offer such support by leveraging our global expertise in LLP services. Through this shared knowledge, DHL is able to develop better value added services and innovative logistics solutions for our customers in Japan.”

The agreement between the two companies places DHL in charge overall of Konica Minolta’s domestic logistics functions. The partnership will see Konica Minolta reduce costs through optimizing warehouse operations, enhancing transportation, restructuring domestic distribution networks, standardizing of work processes, and establishing more effective management methods.

The LLP service provided by DHL Supply Chain introduces lean logistics processes to customers’ networks and delivers value-added services such as the end-to-end planning and design of supply chains. Other services include Key Performance Indicator (KPI)-based quality management, cost management visualization, and work process standardization, all of which help to manage change across entire supply chains, so customers can more efficiently meet with evolving business demands.

DHL Supply Chain has expanded and strengthened its business in Japan by leveraging knowledge and expertise gained through its international operations to meet customer requirements locally. The company offers third party logistics (3PL) solutions, allowing customers to fully outsource their logistics management and operations. Solutions include warehouse management, domestic transport, service parts logistics, package design and recycling, all delivered through state-of-the-art IT solutions and project management techniques.

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DHL – The Logistics company for the world

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 285,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of 55 billion euros in 2012.

Konica Minolta Group

Konica Minolta Group offers high-quality services and solutions over 176 countries worldwide with a focus on information technology devices including office solutions such as MFPs (multi-functional peripherals) at its core, digital printing system for commercial enterprises and intra-companies, and industrial ink-jet. It also operates in sectors ranging from industrial materials business including TAC films, key material used for liquid crystal displays and measurement devices, to healthcare business including diagnostic imaging system.

Source: DHL

Written by asiafreshnews

March 26, 2013 at 10:59 am

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