DHL launches GreenLink Lead Logistics Provider Service

  • Service combines DHL Freight’s global Lead Logistics Provider offerings under one product name
  • Comprehensive optimization approach offers cost savings and more sustainable supply chain

DHL125Bonn, 07/03/2013, 11:00 AM CEST – DHL Freight, one of the leading providers of road freight services in Europe, is launching a global Lead Logistics Provider (LLP) service under the new product name GreenLink. GreenLink will consolidate DHL Freight’s current and future LLP accounts across the world, leveraging the expertise from dozens of customers on three continents.

“DHL Freight already has a best-in-class LLP product portfolio with the global backing and know-how that only one of the leading logistics companies in the world can provide. Bringing them all together under one, neutral GreenLink name will allow us to marry the global know-how with the local teams that understand their respective markets and customer requirements. This allows DHL Freight to offer a unique LLP service in the market place that is second to none”, said Amadou Diallo, CEO of DHL Freight.

Improved carbon footprint

LLP is the complete management and physical execution of DHL Freight customers’ logistics processes and transportation requirements. It improves customers’ supply chains by providing logistics optimization and transportation requirements tailored to specific customer needs through reduced lead times, improved cash flow, and compliance. It utilizes a stringent due diligence process in collaboration with the customer to determine if there is potential for optimization. Savings often range in the double-digit percentage points over the course of the contract. As a natural result of this process, customers also benefit from an improved carbon footprint, as transport routes will be optimized.

DHL Freight currently has some 60 LLP customers across Europe, the US and Asia. GreenLink uses a state-of-the-art, proprietary transportation management system called Plato to support its LLP service. It offers a host of LLP services, which are modular in nature and are customized based on customer needs. Services include transportation procurement, freight audit and payment, transportation and carrier management to network design and consultation.