DHL Launches Cross-Border Solution

March 30, 2011
New logistics solution aims to eliminate complexities and minimize risks in U.S.-Mexico border crossings

DHL has launched Logistics Without Borders, an end-to-end supply chain solution that connects suppliers, carriers and end-users on both sides of the border. The solution leverages the capabilities of DHL’s Global Forwarding and Supply Chain divisions in providing companies shipping across the U.S.-Mexico border one-stop access to the tools, expertise and services necessary to simplify the process of ensuring shipments reach their destinations securely and on time.

Logistics Without Borders offers global capabilities on both sides of the border and includes various services in transportation, U.S. and Mexico customs and brokerage, bonded warehousing, transport management and cross-docking, and systems and document management. Intra-country extended services, such as in-plant services, vendor managed inventory, and supply chain analysis and design can also be bundled into the solution.

The solution addresses the supply chain fragmentation that can occur at the border when handoffs are made to multiple providers without having holistic oversight of the process. The Logistics Without Borders network of warehousing, information systems, transportation and customs brokerage services are backed by an integrated information technology platform that offers a single chain of custody and delivers visibility (including bilingual) of every item in the supply chain.

The network also includes dedicated competency centers staffed by DHL customs and supply chain experts who will help reduce administrative burdens, ensure shipments clear in a timely fashion, and avoid penalties, fines and loss of permits.