DHL Exel Supply Chain has begun operating a synchronised dispatch facility for Unilever near Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia.
Unilever Indonesia has invested more than £2.5 million in the project, which now houses around 17,000 pallet storage locations and is supported by a fully computerised warehouse management system. Construction on the 8,750 sq m site began earlier this year and took six months to complete.
Tony Hotine, DHL’s senior vice president for Asia Pacific, said: “By consolidating three existing warehouses into the new state-of-the-art synchronized dispatch facility – which is co-located on site with the manufacturing operations – the significant improvements in operating effectiveness and efficiency will allow enhanced flexibility in accommodating the needs of Unilever’s customers more competitively in an increasingly dynamic and price sensitive market.”
Earlier this year, Unilever extended its contract with DHL as its operations partner to run the new facility.