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BP signs DHL deal

12 March, 2010

BP has signed a four-year deal with DHL Supply Chain to manage the UK warehousing and distribution of dry goods and chilled produce for its UK Convenience Retail business.

According to DHL, the new contract, worth £75 million, will see the companies improve on productivity targets as well as cost and carbon savings. As part of the contract, DHL will manage the storage and delivery of 20 million cases of dry and chilled goods to all 360 BP forecourts around the UK each year. The team will also take on inventory forecasting and the management of

BP Retailís service call center, which it said supports "round-the-clock inbound replenishment orders and outbound activities such as goods collection and pre-emptive ordering". DHL has worked with BP in the UK for more than four years.
Rebecca Harrison, supply chain manager, BP Trading, said: "We believe that DHL truly understands our business objectives, from improving the in-store experience our customers receive, cutting costs in operations, right through to reducing our environmental impact. The team is continuously presenting innovative ways of managing our operations, which to date have improved productivity levels by 20%. This kind of progressive thinking and initiative is exactly what we need to increase profitability and help us to achieve our sustainability objectives."