Swedish fashion chain Lindex has engaged DHL Global Forwarding to handle all freight operations from 240 factories to three regional distribution centres.
Lindex’ fashion assortment is available in around 490 stores across 18 Markets as well as via e-commerce in 30 countries. Cargo must be shipped from 240 factories managed by 140 suppliers around the world to one of three regional distribution centers in Sweden, the Czech Republic and Saudi Arabia.
DHL Global Forwarding supports Lindex on all issues relating to its international supply chain, with a focus on Purchase Order Management, Consolidation Services, Supply Chain Visibility and Management Reporting. As such DHL oversees the ocean, air and rail transport for the entirety of the Swedish fashion chain’s cargo volumes from Asia to Europe and the Middle East.
DHL said it was selected based on its effective vendor communication, strong sustainability agenda and cost-efficient solutions across all of the fashion company’s active markets.
“Thanks to DHL’s experience, know-how and excellent customer service, we have been able to maintain our position in the market through enhanced visibility, continued supply chain development and seamless operations at origin and destination,” states Lindex’ Maria Fransson, transportation & customs manager.
“Working with DHL again provides us with a high degree of a more reliable supply chain. Due to this optimisation we achieve cost savings and are able to focus attention on other areas of our network for improvement, such as growing the digital side of the business.”
“Because of the high number of origins and destinations, Lindex needs a provider who can be a true partner, fully engaged and committed to developing solutions that work,” says Chris Arnold, head of operations – ISC Nordics & CEE of DHL Global Forwarding.
“We have a proven expertise across all transport modes and logistics services ranging from air and ocean freight to rail freight for FCL and LCL, as well as Customs clearance. We are thrilled to be taking over Lindex’ cargo operations again,” he adds.