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Gartner Positions DHL as Leader in 2019 Magic Quadrant list for 3PL

Gartner Positions DHL as Leader in 2019 Magic Quadrant list for 3PL

Global logistics contract provider, DHL joins many of its own customers on the 2019 Magic Quadrant list. The company’s impressive scale and seamless solutions integration for global clients contributed to earning the “Leader” title in the 2019 list.

“Predictability is critical in this business, and our customers count on us to maintain a level of unmatched operational excellence in everything we do,” said Scott Sureddin, Chief Executive Officer, DHL Supply Chain North America. “We believe that being named a Leader in the Magic Quadrant again this year is a testament to our ability to think strategically and operate exceptionally to drive continuous efficiency improvements for our customers across verticals.”

DHL Supply Chain was 1 of 19 companies surveyed for Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute. DHL maintained the furthest position in Completeness of Vision, representing some of the most prominent North American 3PL experts. Roughly 70 percent of DHL Supply Chain clients were named in the 2018 list (Gartner, The Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 for 2018, Stan Aronow et al., 16 May 2018).

“These providers enable customers to outsource, either completely or partially, their logistics operations to external specialists. Many companies view logistics outsourcing as an effective strategy primarily to reduce costs, but more and more customers are seeking innovative solutions that can improve process and service as well.”

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South Carolina Confirmed for DHL Commerce Park

Q1 2020 is the official completion date set for one of the three buildings to make up the DHL Commerce Park in Dorchester County, South Carolina. The company confirmed last week the $100 million investment will comprise of three buildings making up the entirety of DHL Commerce Park, creating a massive warehouse and distribution park spanning 1.7 million square feet to support efforts focused on port-related logistics.

“We have seen significant growth in this area of the country and customers are even asking us to evaluate opportunities in South Carolina specifically,” said Steve Hess, Vice President, Real Estate Development, DHL Supply Chain. “With that in mind, we got ahead of the curve to offer premier facilities in one of the hottest emerging markets in the country.”

An estimated 450 jobs are projected to come from the investment as the completion and opening of DHL Commerce Park will be done in phases. DHL Real Estate Solutions is a standalone product directly involved in the production of the project by providing specific real estate solutions.

“South Carolina Ports Authority is seeing significant distribution center and warehousing activity in our region, driven by port users who rely on our marine and inland facilities to handle growing import volumes bound for consumers across the Southeast,” said Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO. “DHL Supply Chain will play an important role in supporting the logistics needs of multiple port-related business segments, and we look forward to the opening of their new facility.”

“With a favorable geographic location and robust port and infrastructure assets, South Carolina offers unparalleled global connectivity,” said Bobby Hitt, South Carolina Secretary of Commerce. “This $100 million investment by DHL Supply Chain is a testament to our unique ability to move products around the world, and I congratulate this great company on this tremendous announcement.”

Supply Chain Professionals: DHL Supply Chain

Deutsche Post DHL Group subsidiary, DHL Supply Chain, continues making global news headlines through newly implemented green fleet, medical express service expansions, and hiring and retention strategies. More importantly, however, is the company’s expert analysis by taking a closer look into the crystal ball of supply chain trends for 2019. Back in January, the leading American contract logistics provider shared a detailed report highlighting emerging technologies, trends and complexities to come this year.

“Supply chain complexity has been growing for years and several of these trends threaten to create even more complexity,” said Scott Sureddin, CEO of DHL Supply Chain, North America. “However, we are also now seeing key technologies reach a level of maturity that enables them to be used to better manage complexity while also increasing productivity and reducing costs. That makes 2019 a very exciting year in the continuing evolution of the industry.”

This proactive approach makes DHL Supply Chain one of the top supply chain companies on a national and global level. With emerging complexities on the supply chain horizon, the company strategically prepares its operations by acknowledging and carefully evaluating all avenues that make up successful supply chain operations. Whether it be the role technology and automation play, or addressing the talent gap, DHL Supply Chain displays a thorough understanding of what it takes to maintain success in an unpredictable market.

In November, the company announced a $300 million investment to support implementing emerging technologies to not only better enable their own diverse customer base but to also support their customers’ client base. The integration strategy addressed a variety of customer roadblocks within the supply chain, identifying complexities and capacity restraints specifically pertaining to e-commerce and omnichannel. Out of 430 North American facilities, 350 were part of the emerging technology implementation. Technologies integrated were dependent on customer needs and internal innovation research.

“This investment is about a holistic view of emerging technologies that enables our customers to achieve their growth and profitability goals,” Sureddin says. “Our customers’ needs are not homogenous as each business and segment has unique challenges and levels of maturity. Therefore, it is important that our customers can benefit from our experiences and expertise with a variety of emerging technologies.”