The logistics provider unveiled extensive plans to invest in new facilities and IT solutions, including a warehousing management system and transportation management system to increase efficiency and visibility.
In addition to these upgrades, the company plans to grow its transport fleet and strengthen its workforce to further expand its business in core sectors, and has announced the building of its second 10,000-square-meter built-to-suit distribution centre in Bac Ninh in North Vietnam, which is due for completion in the third quarter of 2013.
With the $12.8m investment, DHL Supply Chain Vietnam expects to increase its staff strength by over 170 percent, creating 1,400 new job opportunities. By 2015, DHL Supply Chain will have over 2,200 people in its operations locally.
"Growing talent and training is key for DHL. In the last three years, we have doubled our headcount in Vietnam to the current 800 staff," said Oscar De Bok, CEO South and South East Asia, DHL Supply Chain. "To meet the demands of our future business and expand our workforce to some 2200 people by 2015, we have rigorous training and development programs in place to grow the local talent pool and deploy industry leading practices in the country."
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