Our unique international supply chain solution combines the expertise of two teams — DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Supply Chain. This collaboration gives you greater control of your inbound inter-continental supply chain.

You'll be positioned to get your products in the market earlier, so you can respond more nimbly to changing consumer demand. You can gain better visibility of the upstream supply chain, which allows earlier decision making. With more agility, you can better respond to changes in consumer demand, as well as reduce lead times, inventories, and associated storage costs.

We combine in-depth knowledge of worldwide customs regulations with local experience to ensure the smooth flow of all international shipments. Established procedures and excellent relationships with customs authorities ensure that the products, parts and materials you need are delivered as promptly as possible, wherever you need them.

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DHL Supply Chain International Supply Chain Solutions

  • Global sourcing
  • Origin management, including vendor management, supplier collections, customs brokerage, and more
  • In-country resource management, including supplier, transport, value-added services and delivery
  • Global forwarding using air/ocean and road/rail transport modes, plus managed transport in Europe
  • Supply chain visibility and management, including purchase order management, RFID product tracking, exception management, planning and forecasting, and inventory management
DHL Supply Chain International Supply Chain Solutions
  • Data and information flow optimization
  • Destination management, including port and demurrage management, customs brokerage, deconsolidation and pre-retailing services, port-to-distribution center transport, and direct-store delivery

How We Work

Case Study: Supply chain solutions for entering emerging markets

A pre-eminent American automobile manufacturer wanted to expand into China, and needed to identify and evaluate supply chain requirements for entering this fast-growing, competitive market. DHL Supply Chain's experience and knowledge in global logistics infrastructures and trade financing led to a solution that went from supplier and order management to product delivery.

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Case Study: Cross-Border Solution Drives Truck Manufacturer's Operations in Mexico

Part of the manufacturing and sourcing strategy for North America’s leading manufacturer of medium, heavy-duty diesel and specialized trucks was to grow its truck assembly operations in Mexico. To optimize its cross-border supply chain, the company turned to DHL for an end-to-end solution. DHL managed all cross-border functions including infrastructure, consolidation/deconsolidation and brokerage, which simplified management and reduced costs for the customer.

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