DHL's dedicated and shared user warehousing solutions are not just about holding stock. There are a wide range of additional services that we offer, as part of an overall solution that can improve the performance of your supply chain.
From sub-assembly, co-packing, customization, postponement, kitting, sequencing to pre- retail activities across all industry sectors, we help you reduce costs, reduce inventories, and better match supply with demand.
Co-locating these services alongside the storage of your products not only saves money but removes steps in the supply chain. The elimination of transportation time to a packaging facility means you can reduce your lead times and decrease your inventory. And by having DHL perform all these activities you receive the same visibility and operational excellence that you've grown to expect from the market leader in contract logistics.
DHL operates a range of services to pack, prepare and customize your products for different markets.
We can assemble finished products from modules and components, and help you implement a postponement strategy. By producing large runs of standardized products and then customizing them for local markets in the downstream supply chain, stockholdings can be minimized and inventory obsolescence reduced. We offer a wide range of postponement services and processes - including tailored packaging and bundling, hardware configuration, software installation, and localization, such as the addition of documentation and labels.
DHL offers a full range of kitting and pre-assembly services, including materials and order management, component kit building, assembly line operations, packing, shrink-wrapping and blister packs. These give customers distinct supply chain efficiencies, thanks to product packs being localized, programmed and finished at the last moment.
We can implement consolidation, pre-assembly and sequencing of materials flows into the manufacturing process. Line-feeding covers the delivery of assembled components to a production line on a just-in-time or just-in-sequence basis, delivering availability and cost benefits.
Contract packing involves the integration of outsourced packing operations into distribution centers, to increase flexibility and streamline fulfillment. This reduces cost, enhances product visibility and control, and increases speed-to-market. DHL offers a comprehensive co-packing service, including the re-packing of finished products to support product launches, promotions and customization for local markets.
DHL has considerable expertise in readying your products for distribution to a retail environment. This service is ideal for customers wishing to ensure a rapid response to changing market conditions.
Re-work or redress is the customization or modification of products, often to suit a local market. It covers the re-packing of finished products to support product launches and promotions, and can also include re-palletization.
Labeling and tagging
We're able to apply labels, either to the product or its packaging. This includes swing tags, kimball/security tags, RFID tags, price stickers and other promotional labeling.
We perform all activities to fashion garments to make them ready for the shop floor: unpacking and de-shrouding, steam pressing, hanging and folding.
Retail ready POS displays
To complete your retail offering, we can provide you with retail-ready Point of Sale displays.
DHL can help you with project management, demand and supply planning for your new product launches with a range of services including; pre-stocking gondola ends and creation of product launch packs.
Ensure quality control and the smooth flow of goods to where they need to be.
At DHL, our quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) services ensure that products entering and leaving our warehouses or consolidation centers are free from defects and in a suitable condition.
We combine our expertise in worldwide customs regulations with local knowledge to ensure the smooth flow of international shipments.
DHL provides consolidation and deconsolidation services for increased flexibility and greater cost-effectiveness in international freight shipments.
DHL provides bonded warehousing services, for tax efficient supply chain management, fully complying with government regulations.
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DHL is the world's number one contract logistics provider. We have a major presence in all regions of the world.
International expertise across industry sectors
A commitment to deliver consistently excellent operations in every geography
Common processes for project management and continuous improvement.
From planning, sourcing, production, storage, configuration and delivery to after-sales, our customers can rely on us to provide robust solutions that work for any industry, in any environment, no matter how demanding.
Before proposing a solution, our approach is to understand your underlying business issues and needs.
By working closely with you across all disciplines, we jointly design a holistic supply chain solution that creates real value for your business.
Through our DePICT project management methodology, we then ensure that the design is implemented on time and to budget, and becomes an operational reality. Process improvement is a constant at DHL, because the changing business environment means that there is no such thing as a one-time solution.