DHL Logistics has won a 10-year deal totaling GBP 1.6 billion /Euro 2.3 billion in revenue to manage GBP 22 billion/Euro 32 billion total spend with the UK Government's Department of Health.
Klaus Zumwinkel, CEO and Chairman of Deutsche Post World Net, said the contract marked the significant success of the Group's strategy: "After the take-over of Exel and given DHL's extensive expertise in the health sector, we were able to make our customer a truly convincing offer. We now reap the benefits of both our internationalization strategy and our broad product range."
DHL will run a division called NHS Supply Chain, on behalf of NHS Business Services Authority. Under the agreement, DHL will run a division called NHS Supply Chain, on behalf of NHS Business Services Authority, and be responsible for delivering all procurement and logistics services across an initial 500,000 products to support 600 hospitals and other health providers in England.
The business will ensure that public health (NHS) authorities can dedicate more resources to patient care and continue to manage their cost base. It will help protect existing jobs and lead to the creation of over 1,000 additional positions.
John Pattullo, Chief Operating Officer for DHL Exel Supply Chain, Europe, Middle East and Africa, adds, "By applying commercial experience and procedures to core logistics and procurement functions, and working very closely with the supplier community, we now have a unique opportunity to deliver innovative, high quality products to support public health in England. This is exactly the kind of strategic sourcing deal where we think we can generate major value for our customers, in this case - the NHS."
In addition, DHL will have freedom to invest and develop the business along commercial best practice, work even more closely alongside industry professionals and suppliers, and introduce more employees to the benefits of working alongside DHL.