DHL offers high-tech logistics for the high-tech industry
31 / 07 / 2017
DHL is combining its competencies to the computer industry as DHL Semiconductor Logistics to provide a full suite of end-to-end solutions and is launching a Global Capital Support Center with dedicated teams in Europe, Asia Pacific and the US.
The suite of services covers the entire value chain from inbound to manufacturing facilities through to final distribution to end users and provides end-to-end visibility of products, full compliance with international regulations and maximum security of sensitive and high-value goods.
The semiconductor industry is undergoing significant change and demand is increasing due to digitisation and the ‘Internet of Things’.
After moderate growth in 2016, market revenue is expected to grow by 16.8% – surpassing the US$400bn mark for the first time – driven mainly by shortages in the memory segment of the market.
DHL’s said its new suite of semiconductor logistics services would improve the flexibility and agility of semiconductor supply chains.
President of DHL’s technology sector, Rob Siegers, explained: “With more than 3,000 dedicated employees and 50 facilities worldwide, we have built extensive infrastructure and expertise for the semiconductor industry.
"With our new offer, we connect DHL’s broad capabilities, enabling us to individually service our customers along their complete supply chain in a cost-efficient way. This becomes crucial for an industry that requires special logistics to be a competitive differentiator.”
DHL says its new semiconductor teams are experienced in the unique handling and transportation requirements of the industry and offer round-the-clock proactive monitoring supported by a specifically designed IT solution leveraging the latest technical developments.
Intel’s general manager of the internet of things, industrial & energy, smart building division, Christine Boles, stated: “The support and insight provided by DHL as we developed the Intel Connected Logistics Platform has been very valuable.
"Our logistics operations have in turn been providing input into the development of DHL’s Global Capital Support Center. We look forward to reaping the rewards of a more advanced transportation visibility solution and a support center designed specifically for capital shipments.”