From Startup to Catwalk: How DHL is stirring up the fashion industry
At first glance, fashion and logistics don't have much in common. The world of fashion, on the one hand, is glitzy, highly creative and seems to be all about style, beauty and the latest trends. The transport and logistics industry - the world of trucks containers and pallets - is, on the other hand, highly pragmatic. But the two worlds have more in common than you might think. In both industries, factors such as time, precision and attention to detail play huge roles.
DHL study reveals winning logistics strategies for the last mile
Increasing urbanization is making the last mile of delivery more complex and critical for the success of e-commerce companies, according to new research by DHL and market research company Euromonitor. With over 600 million more people forecast to live in urban environments by 2030 and new technologies creating opportunities for both service enhancement and disruption, online retailers and their logistics partners are being challenged to embrace bold new approaches in order to survive and compete.
DHL Global Trade Barometer
The DHL Global Trade Barometer is a new and unique early indicator for the current state and future development of global trade. It is based on large amounts of logistics data that are evaluated with the help of artificial intelligence. The indicator has been developed in cooperation between DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, and IT service provider Accenture. It is published four times a year.
The DHL Parcelcopter is intended primarily for situations that mesh poorly with established infrastructures or where standard delivery methods are overly lengthy. Locations not linked to the standard road network are one example. "Natural barriers" such as water or mountains are not an issue for the drone. The DHL Parcelcopter is thus seen as a tool for improving infrastructure in hard-to-reach areas, improving the lives of the inhabitants there.
Thanks to an array of StreetScooter vehicles, developed and manufactured inhouse, and some 10,500 e-bikes and e-trikes, Deutsche Post DHL Group today operates the largest electric fleet in Germany. For the good of the environment and its customers, the company plans to replace its entire mail and parcel delivery fleet in the mid-term with electric vehicles that are charged with electricity generated from renewable energy sources.
Group figures Q3 2018
Deutsche Post DHL Group continued to grow in the third quarter and is well on its way to reaching the Group's earnings targets for full year 2018. Between July and September, Group revenue increased by 1.4% year on year to EUR 14.8 billion. The revenue increase was 4.7% adjusted for currency effects and portfolio changes. The Group's operating profit (EBIT) came in at EUR 376 million for the third quarter. While this figure was below the prior-year amount of EUR 834 million, it was fully in line with the Group's forecasts.