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DHL revamps logistics offering for semiconductor industry

Published 01 August 2017

Logistics giant DHL has unveiled a suite of semiconductor logistics solutions to its customers in a cost effective way.

The company is combining its competencies to the computer industry as DHL Semiconductor Logistics to provide a full suite of end-to-end solutions.

It is also launching a global capital support center with teams in Europe, Asia Pacific and the US.

The services include the complete value chain from inbound to manufacturing facilities through to final distribution to end users.

The new range of solutions offer visibility of products, compatibility with international regulations and maximum security for sensitive and high value goods.

DHL technology sector president Rob Siegers said: "With more than 3,000 dedicated employees and 50 facilities worldwide, we have built extensive infrastructure and expertise for the semiconductor industry.

“With our new offer, we connect DHL's broad capabilities, enabling us to individually service our customers along their complete supply chain in a cost-efficient way. This becomes crucial for an industry that requires special logistics to be a competitive differentiator.”

Based on an analysis, the revenue of the semiconductor market will increase by 16.8% in 2017 from $400bn in 2016.

The new logistics services of DHL will enhance the flexibility and agility of semiconductor supply chains.

DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation semiconductor business development Doug Whaley said: "In light of the challenges the industry is facing when it comes to supply chain management, the new center allows us to provide our customers with a truly holistic view of their supply chain and effectively manage their logistic needs.

"Together with the data on our customers' logistics movements, we can identify potential issues early and consistently optimize logistics costs."

Image: DHL is revamping its logistics offering for the semiconductor industry by bundling individual solutions under DHL Semiconductor Logistics. Photo: courtesy of Deutsche Post AG.