DHL Case Analysis

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Introduction DHL is a division of the German logistics company Deutsche Post DHL providing international express mail services. In 1998, Deutsche Post began to buy shares in DHL and completed the purchase in 2002. Adrian Dalsey, Larry Hillblom and Robert Lynn established DHL in 1969, they invented the international air express industry. On 25 September, Dalsey, Hillblom and Lynn (the D, H and L) incorporate DHL. The company begins by operating a door-to-door express delivery service, transporting documents only between San Francisco, California and Honolulu, Hawaii. . In the beginning, the three partners delivered shipping documents by air, so that they arrived at customs offices before the freight, and enabled goods to pass through …show more content…
Their team have contributed to the solutions design of some of the world's leading brands and enabled to successes with those solutions. DHL solutions design team offers a wide group of expertise and services, from logistics network strategy, transport design, warehouse design, through to operational improvement and inventory analysis. Most of these designs relay on technology which play a major role on the success of every corporation. Flows of goods and data can no longer be considered separately. Trade by globally networked companies can be efficiently conducted today only with up to date IT systems. Logistics on its latest challenges with increased automation, with extended internal use of robots and automated package receipt. All these uses of technology and the innovations DHL relying on are parts of the continuous improvements of the logistics in the transportations …show more content…
This equipment consist of operator-less conveyor systems that travel over various warehouse sectors as though they were directed by an unseen force or stock pickers who pick goods from the pick places in racks based upon orders they receive from a central computer. Goods that arrive in the warehouse are accepted by receiving and arranged for storage. This includes unloading and recognizing incoming goods. Identification is usually done by scanning a Barcode attached to the good. However, new technologies like Radio frequency identification allow for easier scanning of goods. As a result, the contents of products in a whole Pallet can be recognized at once by the radio signal sent out by RFID chips as soon as the shipment passes a gate or checkpoint. This method of identification is quite costly than the barcode and is less used. After being checked at receiving, the products are ready for storage. In this phase, they may be located onto the suitable load-carrying equipment such as pallets or into containers or repacked. The time the goods stay at receiving phase should be as short as

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