DHL Supply Chain and Mattel, the world’s largest toy maker, has opened a new dedicated logistics distribution centre in Truganina, Victoria.
The 25,690 square metre warehouse features an automated labelling and sortation system that will increase efficiencies in Mattel’s supply chain, will consolidate operations from two existing site in Melbourne, and consist of additional dock space for inbound goods and outbound truck loading space.
The new distribution centre will combine the activities of receiving product from Mattel factories, storing, picking and packing and distributing to Mattel’s customers throughout Australia, including large volumes each year for Christmas season. In addition the facility will provide services for repacking of Mattel products for promotions and in store displays.
“What we have managed to achieve throughout our partnership since 2016 underscores the value that we bring by driving operational excellence and cost optimization, while simultaneously ensuring that our supply chain practices remain sustainable and environmentally-friendly” Saul Resnick, CEO, DHL Supply Chain Australia & New Zealand said.
DHL and Mattel also intend to keep the new warehouse functions eco-friendly, to have sustainable green practices and staying more energy efficient. The facility is fitted with a 100-kilowatt solar panel system and LED lights.