Oscar de Bok, CEO DHL Supply Chain and Ian Harnett, Executive Director, Human Resources & Global Purchasing at Jaguar Land Rover (1)

DHL Supply Chain has renewed its contract with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) with an extended brief to manage the car maker’s inbound supply chain for its new manufacturing site in Slovakia.

The deal cements a 10-year partnership between the two companies and means DHL will now support JLR as it adapts its operations for the next generation of premium customised cars and the adoption of electrification.

DHL said the supply chain and sequencing process was becoming increasingly complex and investment in digitalisation and data analysis would enable intelligent planning and decision making.

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Mike Bristow, DHL Supply Chain UK & Ireland MD for manufacturing logistics said: “As part of this contract extension we now have a fully mapped transformation and investment plan to ensure Jaguar Land Rover’s supply chain is fit for the future.”

JLR’s site in Nitra, Slovakia makes the Land Rover Discovery.

Pictured (left to right): Oscar de Bok, CEO, DHL Supply Chain and Ian Harnett, executive director of human resources global purchasing at Jaguar Land Rover.