DHL Supply Chain

DHL Supply Chain has won a three-year contract with energy supplier SSE and gas distribution company SGN to provide logistics support and help deliver essential services.

The new contract will see DHL running operations five days a week for SSE and SGN, as well as providing a 24/7 business continuity team for warehouse and transport work.

The supply chain management and third-party logistics firm will work for both companies out of two sites in Thatcham and Glasgow, providing operations support for the delivery of essential services and sustainable energy solutions.

DHL Supply Chain added that it will also undertake a strategic review of the inbound and outbound supply chains to identify future efficiencies.

It will also provide reverse logistics services, collecting and transporting used equipment, cables, and materials to be recycled or reused.

DHL Supply Chain claims to currently be collecting 14 tonnes of materials per week this way “with a successful recycle rate of 98%”.

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Neil Arnott, SSE director of logistics, said: “Our business priority is always to provide an efficient and effective service to meet the needs of our customers and we are delighted to be partnering with DHL as an industry expert, perfectly positioned to support us in evolving our operation.

“The transition to net zero is at the forefront of our development and DHL’s aligned values will help us to reduce logistics-related emissions and develop circular solutions.”

Valerie Jamieson, SGN director of procurement and supply chain, added: “Through our new partnership, we will be leveraging the expertise DHL offers to run the most effective and efficient operation possible, including improving our final mile service and optimising warehouse processes.”

Gillian Townsend, senior business director of engineering, manufacturing, energy, and chemicals at DHL Supply Chain, said: “Working with two key players in the electric and gas space is an exciting opportunity, particularly as we look towards a greener future for UK energy.

"We look forward to supporting the growth of both SSE and SGN with careful evaluation of their supply chains and the implementation of innovative and expert solutions to improve efficiency.”