Etihad Airways Engineering has signed a Letter of Intent with DHL Supply Chain to outsource its entire internal logistics functions. DHL Supply Chain will manage stores, local transport movements and associated supply chain planning at the Etihad Airways Engineering hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
David Christmas, CEO DHL Supply Chain Middle East, Russia & Turkey, said: “This is a significant business win for DHL in the United Arab Emirates. We have a long-standing relationship with Etihad Airways Engineering, which will continue to maintain our aircraft. Our new partnership will build on and broaden this relationship, synergising the unique strengths of each partner to maximise efficiency and profitability.
“The supply chain performance and solution has a major impact on the effectiveness of the MRO function. Our expertise and services will help Etihad Airways Engineering to progress towards its vision and meet its strategic agenda effectively. Transforming the MRO logistics and warehousing solution will help them to remain competitive today and build capability for tomorrow.”
Apart from the implementation of process optimisation efforts, such as aligned storage capacity planning, DHL will also introduce several changes in the layout of Etihad’s current warehouse, improving the space already available and setting up an external off-airport warehouse able to accommodate necessary inventory and part storage.
Source: Deutsche Post DHL Group
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