November 22, 2016 04:40 ET

Huawei Awards DHL for Excellence in Logistics Services and Warehouse Management

Huawei names DHL as Excellent Core Partner again for multi-faceted logistics services; DHL Supply Chain recognized as role model for key role in streamlining Huawei's warehouse and inventory management systems in China

SHENZHEN, CHINA--(Marketwired - Nov 22, 2016) - Huawei Technologies, a leading global information and communications technology solutions provider, has named DHL, the world's leading logistics provider, as one of its top partners and a supply chain role model at its annual Core Partner Convention and Logistics Core Partner Convention respectively. Recognized for nine consecutive years, DHL was awarded the Excellent Core Partner award, as well as a newly created Warehouse Service Benchmark Supplier award for best-practice warehouse management by the telecommunications company this year.

The partnership has seen DHL support Huawei with express, forwarding, and supply chain management services all around the world, delivering everything from Huawei's smartphones to its highly sensitive wireless and mobile transmission infrastructure.

"DHL provides a range of mission-critical logistics and warehouse services for our operations globally," said Yin Xuquan, Executive Member, Supervisory Board and Vice President, Procurement Qualification Management Department, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. "These services enable us to maintain high levels of speed, reliability, and quality control in our manufacturing and logistics processes, allowing us to stay competitive in time-sensitive mobile device and infrastructure markets around the world. Their expertise and world-class service portfolio have helped transform our end-to-end logistics operations, and we continue to look to them as a logistics partner of choice for future growth."

DHL is supporting Huawei with a range of forwarding services including multimodal rail services that transport finished products from China to Europe; and delivery of raw materials to Huawei's Europe Supply Center for local manufacturing and production. The multimodal rail services have helped Huawei achieve an optimal balance of speed and cost-effectiveness compared to ocean and air freight solutions, ensuring greater flexibility in meeting even the most urgent customer demands.

"It's a privilege to be repeatedly named one of Huawei's Excellent Core Partners," said Kelvin Leung, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific. "Huawei and DHL share the same belief that customer-centric innovation is essential to effectively connect people, whether through logistics services or world-class telecommunications equipment. We continue to collaborate with Huawei on a range of new logistics solutions, and look forward to further strengthening a partnership that has proven immensely beneficial and enduring for both our organizations."

Optimizing Huawei's supply chain

DHL Supply Chain has introduced a range of warehouse and supply chain improvements to Huawei's central operations in China, including expanding the main warehouse; reducing quarantined inventory; and managing warehouse migrations. Doing so has helped Huawei minimize its inventory levels, streamline its order fulfillment process, and introduce new value-added services like reverse logistics that further improve its customers' experience.

"Huawei relies on constant renewal and optimization of its supply chain in order to compete and grow," said Yin Zou, CEO, DHL Supply Chain Greater China. "We sought to bring our best capabilities to our partnership with Huawei, including AEO Enterprise certification from China Customs, so that daily order fulfillment remains consistent even as operations scale up to new facilities. It is an honor to be recognized as a supply chain role model by Huawei's rigorous standards, and we aim to bring even more value to their business in the years to come."

Kelvin Leung, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific receiving the Excellent Core Partner Award from Yin Xuquan, Executive Member, Supervisory Board and Vice President, Procurement Qualification Management Department, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd
Yin Zou, CEO, DHL Supply Chain Greater China receiving the Warehouse Service Benchmark Supplier Award from Zhao Jinsong, Global Logistics Director, Huawei

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