Airbus uses DHL website for logistics managementBonn, 11/22/2005, 10:30 AM CET
DHL has developed a customized internet solution for Airbus in Germany for the management of the parcel transports of its far more than 4,000 suppliers. Starting now, the pick-up of up to 31.5 kilogram heavy items can be ordered via a special logistics portal. While the suppliers profit from the simplified shipment preparation, the aircraft builder receives a better overview of the incoming goods and its accounting procedures are lightened: Instead of several single invoices, now Airbus or its business divisions just receive one collective invoice with a proof of individual orders within a predetermined accounting period. DHL Express takes care of all logistics services in the meantime, from shipment preparation to pick-up from the sender all the way to delivery to the recipient.
Particularly for medium-sized suppliers, the reduction of their administrative processes is today an economic advantage. With the online version of DHL's familiar pick-up order service (Termin Auftrags Service - TAS), they will no longer need to fill out shipping labels and transport lists, and even the recipient addresses are preprinted on the online form. Another new feature is that an individual order is no longer necessary for each shipment, but rather the pick up of up to nine parcels ready for shipment can be advised in one operation. The DHL parcel carrier comes on the agreed day and brings the filled-out shipping labels along. Alternatively, customers can integrate the service into their own internet or intranet platform.
More than one million TAS pick-up orders were processed by DHL in Germany in the first half of 2005 alone. With TAS-Online, there is now an internet-based solution available that can be customized to the individual requirements of major customers and their suppliers. In this regard, DHL Express is currently involved in discussions with further renowned customers.