Following a ten-year partnership in which DHL Supply Chain has become a critical part of Jaguar Land Rover’s supply chain and UK manufacturing operations, the contract is being renewed with new ambitions and an extended brief to manage the in-bound supply chain for the company’s new manufacturing site in Slovakia.
The announcement was marked last week by members from the joint DHL and Jaguar Land Rover teams attending a recognition event at Jaguar Land Rover’s head office in Whitley.
In the next phase of the partnership DHL will support Jaguar Land Rover as the company adapts its operations to achieve manufacturing excellence for the next generation of premium, customised cars and the adoption of electrification.
Working in close partnership, DHL and Jaguar Land Rover will implement a programme of transformational operational improvements and accelerated digitalisation to support long-term growth and deliver significant cost savings over the next five years.
The supply chain and sequencing process is becoming increasingly complex as customisation becomes a key differentiator for Jaguar Land Rover. Investment in digitalisation and data analysis are being implemented to enable intelligent planning and management decisions.
Ian Harnett, Executive Director, Human Resources & Global Purchasing at Jaguar Land Rover said: “We’re transforming our UK plants with a specialised supply chain solution and DHL is a key partner in this process. Over the last ten years they have proven that they can support our business as it evolves.”
Mike Bristow, Managing Director, Manufacturing Logistics, DHL Supply Chain UK & Ireland, added: “Over the past decade our close working relationship with Jaguar Land Rover has enabled us to pursue new ways of working to drive a significant step change in performance. As part of this contract extension we now have a fully mapped transformation and investment plan to ensure Jaguar Land Rover’s supply chain is fit for the future.”