BP has awarded a £75 million contract extension to DHL Supply Chain to manage warehousing and distribution for its UK convenience retail business until 2018.
Under the contract DHL provides warehousing, storage and transportation services to BP’s 350 company owned forecourts across the UK, handling 19 million cases per year of 1,400 product lines including ambient, bread, sandwiches and high value lines.
DHL also operates a customer service function, providing frontline support on order and delivery queries for BP’s company owned stores, in addition to purchasing and inventory planning.
Rebecca Harrison, supply chain manager, BP Trading, said: “We’ve achieved some really impressive cost savings and carbon efficiencies through DHL’s strategic supply chain enhancements – which also mean that we have reduced our environmental footprint. DHL has delivered consistently high levels of service through delivery accuracy, stock availability and on-time delivery to BP forecourts so we look forward to seeing what new efficiencies this extension of the relationship will bring.”