May 17, 2020

KFC to "revolutionise" UK food service supply chain with DHL and QSL appointment

KFC supply chain
DHL supply chain
QSL supply chain
KFC logistics
James Henderson
2 min
KFC has awarded a contract to DHL and QSL to oversee its UK supply chain operations
KFC has appointed DHL and QSL to manage the supply and distribution of food products, packaging and consumables for over 850 restaurants throughout the...

KFC has appointed DHL and QSL to manage the supply and distribution of food products, packaging and consumables for over 850 restaurants throughout the UK, as part of its ambition to “revolutionise the UK food service distribution market”.

 For the first time, DHL is partnering with specialist food service logistics provider QSL to deliver a bespoke service tailored to the unique needs of KFC.

DHL will manage the physical warehouse and distribution service, putting greater focus on innovation, quality and service performance.

Key areas of focus will be reducing logistics-related emissions to net zero over the life of the contract, optimised delivery scheduling to provide a faster turnaround of orders, and greater integrity of food during transportation allowing for even fresher products upon arrival in KFC restaurants.

Having partnered with KFC across Europe since 2011, food logistics specialist QSL brings its expertise in the quick service restaurant sector to the UK in the form of crucial demand planning and stock management, with dedicated IT solutions.

QSL will also manage operational purchasing for KFC as well as accounting for its operations.

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“To date there has been little variation in food service logistics but we have specifically chosen DHL and QSL for their reputation for innovation in logistics across other industries,” said Jens Hentschel, Supply Chain Director for KFC.

“Our mission is to deliver outstanding products to our consumers in all we do and the supply chain plays a fundamental part in this. We are rethinking all of our internal and external processes, and placing distribution and logistics at the heart of our new supply chain strategy.

John Boulter, Managing Director of Retail, DHL Supply Chain UK & Ireland, added: “We’re delighted to be delivering a truly unique proposition for KFC, geared to the specific needs of the business.

"We intend to re-write the rule book and create a stock management, distribution and reverse logistics model based on best practice from a range of sectors including food service logistics. This model will support KFC in its ambition to be market-leading in all that it does, while improving service levels to its restaurants and customers.”

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Jul 25, 2021

People Moves: Kuehne+Nagel, Asuccini, Algo

supplychain
Procurement
KuehneNagel
Logistics
2 min
Stay up to date on the latest supply chain executive moves and promotions, including Kuehne+Nagel, Algo, and Asuccini LLC

Peer Gjeow Rasmussen

Kuehne+Nagel


Was: Managing Director, Kuehne+Nagel India
Now: Managing Director, Kuehne+Nagel Singapore and Malaysia 

Skilled in freight forwarding, logistics management, and international logistics, Peer Gjeow Rasmussen has worked for almost two decades to make Kuehne+Nagel a global leader in supply chain. With experience in Thailand, China, Denmark, the USA, and India, Rasmussen is poised to excel in the company’s diverse Singapore and Malaysia divisions. Said Jens Drewes, President of Kuehne+Nagel Asia-Pacific: "Peer’s proven leadership will ensure continued strategic growth and success." 

 

Heidi Turk

Algo


Was: SVP Supply Chain, NBC Universal
Now: Chief Customer Success Officer, Algo


Heidi Turk has been named Chief Customer Success Officer at Algo, a leading supply chain intelligence SaaS solutions provider. Prior to joining Algo, Turk spent the 23 years with NBC Universal, most recently as SVP Supply Chain.

Amjad Hussain, Chairman, founder and CEO, said: “Heidi’s deep knowledge of hard-goods manufacturing, distribution and retail channel operations will take Algo's white-glove, customer-centric service and support to the next level."


Jim Vrtis

Asuccini 


Now: Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Asuccini

Jim Vrtis has been elected to the board of directors at Asuccini LLC, the leading international logistics transportation management software company. Vrtis will join as the Vice Chairman, and continue his role as CEO at Artemis ABA Inc. 

Vrtis has more than 20 years of industry experience working in transportation and logistics. Ashkan Shamili, Founder & CEO, said: “With the addition of Jim to our Board, we are committed to providing our customers with an innovative customised transportation management system built in the Salesforce cloud and tailored to the way our customers run their business.”

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