Wednesday, 10 February 2016

DHL site visit - February 3rd

 On 3rd February Royal Holloway Year in Business students were fortunate to spend the afternoon with DHL's Kevin Webber, Head of Performance, at DHL's Flight Assembly Centre in Colnbrook.

DHL is one of the largest logistics specialists and one of their clients, British Airways PLC, is one of the largest airlines in the World.  DHL is one of BA's trusted partners working to provide a range of services including inflight catering, menu design, procurement, sourcing and supply management, assembly operations. This all takes place at the Flight Assembly Centre in Colnbrook and students enjoyed a fascinating presentation and warehouse tour. We were impressed by the recycling processes we witnessed - DHL recycle 100% of the items they remove from the plane.We also witnessed a number of innovations DHL have already introduced to the business, including the use of a stock consumption tool to better forecast the food/ drink items required on flights.

Interesting facts about DHL's Specialist Supply chain division:
> Caters for 94,000+ flights per year
> Provides a total of 20.5 million meals per year
> Makes 47,000 + Higher loader truck trips airside per year.

DHL's business placement positions at the Flight Assembly Centre will provide students with valuable work experience within a global organisation and interacting with one of DHL's key customers. Students will have the chance to work with the Operations Management team, reviewing current processes and identifying potential improvements.They should be numerate and have experience of manipulating data/ spreadsheets and an ability to present and articulate their findings.

This is a very exciting opportunity and anyone interested in applying should contact Katharine Radford in the Royal Holloway Year in Business team for more details (

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