DHL Exel Supply Chain plans to open a 645,000-square-foot logistics "campus" in Unna, Germany, designed especially for brand manufacturers of cosmetics and cleaning agents. Colgate-Palmolive and Johnson & Johnson are expected to be the first customers.
"The Logistics Campus is the concept of a new generation," says Andre van den Broek, in charge of consumer goods business at DHL Exel Supply Chain in Germany. "Its key benefits include its sector-specific orientation and high level of standardization. Compared to traditional logistics centers, we can offer our customers markedly better quality and flexibility."
Cornelia Creischer, managing director of commercial logistics at Colgate-Palmolive, says: "The campus concept convinced us to choose DHL as our new logistics partner in Germany and Austria. Future-oriented logistics means supporting manufacturers in offering their customers added value and reliable supplies. The future starts in Unna." The company previously managed its logistics operations for the German and Austrian market from Hamburg.
Aside from comprehensive warehousing services and value-added assistance such as display construction and RFIT integration, DHL also handles the processing of national and European shipments. An SAP platform developed specifically for the consumer goods industry ensures that all partners can use a common information interface.
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