The scope of activities includes a European Distribution Center located in the Netherlands, a Distribution Center in Hungary for the Eastern Europe market & the distribution to & from the warehouses.
“Within the Maxell organization we are very satisfied to extend our contract with DB Schenker as Maxell’s 3PL service provider for the European Distribution,” says David Mulcahy, Operations Manager Maxell Europe Ltd. “DB Schenker has proven to Maxell that time and time again their logistics solutions and European coverage exceed our expectations. Through their approach of Key Account Management and Project Management, DB Schenker was able to optimize our Supply Chain and save logistics costs at the same time.”
“We are very pleased to continue our partnership with Maxell Europe Ltd. for another three years,” states Bart Coenen, Head of Contract Logistics, DB Schenker Logistics in the Netherlands. “Through the cooperation of our teams in both Rotterdam and Budapest we were able to create a positive working relationship and we will make sure that we will keep on offering the best services to our valued customer, Maxell Europe Ltd."
Maxell and DB Schenker started to cooperate in 2011 to manage and optimize the Supply Chain for Maxell within Europe. The integrated solution of warehousing and land transportation was successfully implemented including a comprehensive EDI setup. DB Schenker was able to minimize the amount of warehouses from four to two in Europe and continue with the same level of service.
Maxell has over 50 years’ experience of producing industry-leading recordable media and energy products for both the consumer market and the professional market. Now Maxell is pioneering the power supplies and digital recording for today's mobile and multi-media device, with re-writable DVDs, Optical Discs and SD Memory Cards for Laptops, Phones and PDAs. The European Headquarters is based in Maidenhead (UK) supporting all subsidiaries and distributors throughout Europe
There are mixed messages in the economic data as we enter the last quarter of the year. What does this mean for the economy and logistics industry in the run up to 2015?
In today’s up and down economy every shipper is looking to find strategic advantages over their competition. The biggest hurdle for logistics and transportation managers continues to be, how I get my product to my customer in the most cost effective, reliable, and quickest way.
There’s not a lot being said about the robotization that’s already taking place in the transport sector. Naturally it will help make up for the anticipated shortage of personnel in the logistics labor market. But I predict that, ten years from now, 9/10 DCs are going to be obsolete. It’s time to chart a new strategic course and prepare our distribution networks for a new industrial revolution.