How DHL’s new distribution hub models supply chain partnership

By Jennifer Johnson
Teleplan, DHL and Sky Deutschland have today opened a new 13,600 square meter distribution and reverse supply chain centre at Panattoni Park Cheb, in th...

Teleplan, DHL and Sky Deutschland have today opened a new 13,600 square meter distribution and reverse supply chain centre at Panattoni Park Cheb, in the Czech Republic.

Based on a new five-year contract between DHL, media company Sky Deutschland and DHL Supply chain, in cooperation with other partners, the hub will provide standard storage services, inbound and distribution for Sky Deutschland.

In an example of seamless supply chain integration through partnership, Teleplan will deliver screening, objective automated testing and refurbishing services directly in the Cheb facility.

“Our solutions can be provided and managed remotely from anywhere and are no longer linked to Teleplan’s own physical footprint,” said Charles Stewardson, President, EMEA Region at Teleplan.

“Increasingly we are bringing our ‘in hub’ solutions to the premises of our customers, forward logistics partners or any relevant other third party location and demonstrate that we are the right partner to drive improvement and speed of processing home entertainment devices.”

Dr. Sebastian Hauptmann, Executive Vice President Operations at Sky Deutschland says that his company has distinguished itself in recent years through a high level of innovation and excellence in operating.

“In combination with DHL’s expertise as a worldwide leader in logistics, we are well prepared to realize efficiency improvements while taking the customer experience to another level at our new hub in Cheb,” Hauptmann said. Furthermore, we make a positive impact on the environment by reducing our carbon footprint,” Hauptmann said.

The new distribution centre will provide Sky Deutshland’s 4.6 million customers with a range of hardware items — from smart cards to hard drives and WLAN modules. The goods will be delivered to households, retail partners and hotels and sports bars in Germany and Austria.

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