Tool enhancements coincide with new white paper examining the ‘next-gen’ lead logistics provider model
WESTERVILLE, Ohio (Feb. 25, 2015) – Exel, the North American leader in contract logistics, and its parent company Deutsche Post DHL, the world's leading postal and logistics group,today announced new capabilities to Resilience360, an end-to-end supply chain risk management platform that alerts customers about incidents and risks to their global supply chain in almost real time.The tool launched last year and was the first of its kind in the industry.
The new enhancements will allow companies to visualize the route of their supply chain by integrating Resilience360 with their Transport Management System. The tool will show the latest position and status of shipments worldwide, making it easy to correlate shipments with disruptive incidents and identify potentially affected areas. A new country-specific risk page will also provide users with an overview of supply chain relevant risk scores and incident trends. A global incident report will be compiled into a weekly supply chain risk intelligence bulletin, “360º INSIGHTS,” which is available free of charge to subscribers.
Resilience360 offers benefits to the wide range of industries Exel supports with the largest uptake in automotive, chemicals, life sciences and technology.
“Corporate supply chain organizations are siloed, operate on a regional basis, and are disconnected among regions and even sites,” said Tobias Larsson, Head of the Resilience Team, Customer Solutions & Innovation, DHL. “As a result, they lack visibility and span of control beyond their part of the operation. That may work day to day, but when you’re in crisis, it can be a problem.”
DHL’s Resilience360 and the supply chain risk intelligence bulletin break down the siloes and give the visibility that is essential for running a global supply chain.
“We are committed to helping our customers stay ahead of the competition by giving them the tools and resources they need,” said Larsson. “To ensure our customers stay ahead, we will always invest in building best-in-class supply chain risk management solutions and develop further enhancements this year.”
The added features to Resilience360 coincide with findings from Exel’s new white paper, “Next-gen LLP: Driving new business value in an unpredictable world,” a report by Lisa Harrington, President of the lharrington group LLC, which reveals how supply chain operators are seeking alternative efficiency and resilient solutions by partnering with lead logistics providers (LLP). These partnerships go beyond transaction-based solutions providers of the past to strategic partners who deliver competitive advantage and growth through their supply chain solutions and technological capabilities.
Exel is the North American leader in contract logistics, providing customer-focused solutions to a wide range of industries including automotive, consumer, retail, engineering and manufacturing, life sciences and healthcare, technology, energy and chemicals. Exel’s innovative supply chain solutions, skilled people and regional coverage bring together all aspects of contract logistics in addition to a wide range of integrated, value-added and specialist services. Exel is a wholly owned entity of Deutsche Post DHL, the world’s leading logistics group. For more information, visit www.exel.com.