French supermarket group Auchan has chosen DHL Global Forwarding to handle its inbound supply chain operations.
DHL will continue its existing decade long partnership by handling purchase order and vendor management, origin consolidation and destination coordination services.
Auchan is France’s second biggest supermarket chain in the country, and has stores in 16 countries across Western, Central & Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa. It has 3,836 hypermarkets and convenience stores.
Auchan Retail International’s head of operations Catherine Hennart said: “Auchan has benefited from the partnership with DHL for nine years now and we want to continue benefiting from their experience which will help us maintain our position in the retail market by allowing us enhanced visibility on our processes and continued reductions on operating costs thanks to DHL International Supply Chain’s constant effort.”
“Our dual dedicated control tower structure – Hong-Kong at origin and Dunkirk in France, at destination – remains a key factor of successful coordination of day to day operations with customer’s teams in Asia and France; it ensures on-time arrivals of Auchan’s shipments using the most cost effective mode,” said Pascal Zakarias, head of operations DHL International Supply Chain, France.