DHL and SATS join forces


SATS Ltd. (SATS), a food solutions and gateway services provider in Asia has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with DHL Supply Chain. As part of the agreement, both companies have stated that they will work together to create turnkey solutions that enable airlines to optimise their supply chain for catering, merchandise and supplies across their flight networks.

Combining DHL’s third-party logistics solutions with SATS’ culinary, procurement and last-mile services, the new solution aims to give travellers a wider range of inflight meals, drinks and amenities, such as duty-free goods. The integrated solution includes demand planning, menu customisation and planning, to supply chain consultancy and reverse logistics. SATS claimed that end-to-end visibility will help airlines to achieve higher consistency, better inventory management and reduce waste.

Both companies have identified India, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam as the focus markets for the partnership.

“We have been providing a range of game-changing solutions to airlines across the globe, from inventory planning and forecasting using big data analytics to generating revenue from food waste. We are delighted to collaborate with SATS and look forward to launch new solutions that the airline industry hasn’t seen,” said Terry Ryan, Chief Executive Officer, DHL Supply Chain Asia Pacific.

Source: SATS