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DSV’s New Supply Chain Service Uses Data to Predict and Improve

DSV’s New Supply Chain Service Uses Data to Predict and Improve
Danny Gill

DSV Lead Logistics is looking to provide intelligent lead logistics by constantly analyzing data to seek out the most effective solutions and to pre-empt any disruptions in supply chains.

DSV can do this through a new modular logistics outsourcing solution. The modular approach allows them to tailor their services precisely to customers’ needs. They are using cloud-based, state-of the-art technology, which supports supply chain design, implementation, and management across all modes, geographies, and currencies.

“Our decision to launch this service is a direct result of feedback obtained through industry research, market growth analysis, and most importantly through direct feedback from our customers,” says Group Chief Commercial Officer of DSV Rene Falch Olesen.

The goal is to enable companies to compete more effectively in the global market through intelligent supply chain design and execution. As global logistics continue to become more complex, expensive, and time consuming, lead logistics is the next logical step for DSV in responding to the needs of their customers.

DSV Lead Logistics acts as a non-asset based, neutral supply chain orchestrator of transportation services.

“We base the solution on an existing offering that we have in the US predominantly for the North American market. We have combined our lead logistics skills and experience with a state-of-the-art IT solution enabling us to offer a market-changing service,” says Rene Falch Olesen.

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Danny Gill

Danny is currently a Contributing Writer for Airfreight Logistics and Logistics Manager (LM) and is quite the foodie. He’s always on the hunt for new and exciting dishes to sample, and is never one to back down from a spicy challenge. His travels have taken him around the world, and he’s been able to experience many different cultures (and food).

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