SCHENKER, PANALPINA GET HEWLETT-PACKARD CONTRACT
Schenker AG and Panalpina have been selected by Hewlett-Packard to ensure the supply of products to wholesalers and retailers in Europe.
The large project includes moving 2,000 tons of airfreight a month from Asia.
Under the contract, customers will place their orders online with Hewlett-Packard, triggering demand-oriented production in the company’s factories in Asia. At the same time, Schenker will receive information on the deadline for delivery of the order to the airport, enabling the company to reserve freight capacity and prepare the dispatch.
“This system reduces the throughput time for each order to a few days and permits a flexible reaction to the market,” Schenker said. Every month about 2,000 tons are airfreighted from Singapore, China and Taiwan.
The information systems used by Schenker will map the entire process chain in real time. Each order will have to be flown to the European hub and sorted by the recipient within two days.
Panalpina and Schenker are jointly responsible for the project management. Schenker is in charge of dispatching the orders from the airports in Asia, while Panalpina organizes the receipt of the goods in Europe and uses the distribution network of the Panalpina subsidiary SwissGlobalCargo to distribute them to the appropriate Hewlett-Packard HP consignees.
Distribution in Scandinavia, Poland and the Baltic countries is provided by Schenker’s own European land transport network.