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DHL wins multi-million dollar global logistics contract with Staples

Establishment of Export Distribution Center in China streamlines and optimizes Staples’ international supply chain

Singapore, 8 April 2010: DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, today announced it has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract with Staples. As the provider of choice for Staples, DHL will manage 32,000 Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) annually of Staples’ bonded Export Distribution Centers (EDC) business and origin management services exporting out of China for the world’s largest office products company.

Under the contract, DHL will also provide a full range of third party logistics (3PL) services including origin pre-distribution, inventory management, consolidation, packaging and labeling, order right-sizing, generic ordering and call off to market. These services will enhance Staples’ supply chain operations in 25 countries throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.

Commenting on the new contract, Phillip Chin, Global Head, International Supply Chain, DHL Global Forwarding, said, “This global contract reinforces our established partnership with Staples as we get even more entrenched in their supply chains. An integrated and streamlined supply chain will deliver reduced costs, enhanced logistics efficiency and better speed-to-market for companies. Our latest contract will help Staples gain greater control of their supply chains, which is especially crucial in the fast-moving office products sector where timely delivery of their products in any part of the world is required to meet global customer demands.”

As a key corporate strategic initiative, Staples launched its EDCs in Shenzhen and Shanghai, adjacent to their manufacturing base, in a move to streamline its international supply chain.

For the past five years, DHL has been providing logistics services for Staples business in Europe and Asia.

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