DHL moves for supply chain arm and Asia Pacific post

MRI to look after e-waste for logistics firm as Lee gains promotion

DHL moves for supply chain arm and Asia Pacific post
MRI will cover DHL’s e-waste stewardship.


DHL Supply Chain has tapped computer recycling and e-waste solutions provider MRI as the new administrator of its national television and computer recycling product stewardship scheme in Australia.  

The move comes as DHL Express reveals Hong Kong boss Ken Lee is its new Asia Pacific CEO.

MRI has been one of DHL’s most significant recycling partners throughout the duration of the product stewardship scheme, the logistics firm says.

DHL’s ‘Drop Zone’ has enabled the recycling of more than 50,000 tonnes of e-waste across more than 580 collections locations across Australia since the scheme commenced in 2011. 

This has enabled 97 per cent of the Australians access to an e-waste recycling option, DHL says.

Additionally, the scheme supports several multinational OEMs in the return and recycling of their end-of-life products. 

"As an experienced leader in supply chain solutions, we believe that the new appointment will enable a more efficient way of running our Product Stewardship Australia program as MRI is the specialist in this arena," DHL Supply Chain Australia managing director Saul Resnick says. 

"MRI will offer our customers a 'total service' approach to IT disposal, supporting a vertical integration and the ability to apply leading-edge recycling technology to best dispose of their returned products."

MRI cites a number of transport firms as doing its pickup and delivery including Toll, StarTrack Express and ABS Transport.

Meanwhile, DHL Express has high hopes for Lee.

"Sustaining and consolidating growth in Asia Pacific is of critical importance to DHL, particularly as the region's economies continue steadily on their strong upward trajectory," DHL Express CEO Ken Allen says.

"Ken's track record at driving incredible mature-market business growth, combined with an unparalleled breadth of strategic vision across Asia's countries and industries, puts him in good stead to maintain and extend DHL Express' market leadership as the Asia Pacific region enters a more mature stage of economic development."

DHL Express says it expects Lee to drive further operational efficiencies and service innovations, particularly through greater investment in training and technology

"Staying at the forefront of logistics amidst increasing market disruption will require DHL Express to apply continuous innovation to its extremely robust brand of customer services and logistical flexibility," Lee says.

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