Nestlé has appointed DHL Supply Chain to manage warehousing operations for its food products in Myanmar, which include household brands such as Coffee mate, Milo and Nescafé.
Total operations for Nestlé products spans 4,000 square meters, which accounts for more than 60% of total warehouse space in DHL’s first multi-user warehouse in the country.
The recently-unveiled warehouse is conveniently located next to Nestlé’s new manufacturing facility, situated in Dagon Seikkan Industrial Zone in Yangon, the country’s centre of trade and commerce.
“Myanmar is an exciting market to be in, and we have been very successful in ensuring that our capabilities are customised to meet our customers’ needs, enabling them to grow their business footprint here,” said Kevin Burrell, CEO of DHL Supply Chain for Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar and Cambodia.
“As the country shapes up to be a bigger player in intra-regional trade, and with the local economy projected to grow by more than 6% next year, we can expect more investment from various international players, who will need our expert local knowledge and executional excellence to optimise their supply chain,” Burrell said.
Well-connected by land transport and in close proximity to the downtown area, the warehouse runs on a fully integrated warehouse management system that can monitor Nestlé’s inventory, in real time.
The warehouse is also outfitted with eight loading docks and raised floors, as well as round-the-clock surveillance cameras, to ensure operational efficiency.
In addition to this new collaboration and a partnership that has spanned more than two decades, DHL Supply Chain is also managing Nestlé’s warehouses and supply chain operations in other parts of Asia Pacific such as Australia, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.