DHL implementing supply chain contract with Met Police
DHL Supply Chain has been implementing an initial seven year contract to deliver a National Uniform Managed Service (NUMS) in partnership with the London-based Metropolitan Police Service (MPS). Under the new contract, DHL will design and deliver police uniforms and equipment, with a view to creating product improvements and cost savings for both MPS and providing similar opportunities for other forces and public sector bodies nationwide.
“Historically, police forces across the UK have sourced products individually. Now, for the first time, NUMS provides a single national platform, enabling cost reductions and product improvements through collaboration, scale efficiencies and supplier consolidation,” said DHL.
“In the first five months since implementation, DHL has successfully delivered a significant step change in service to the end users. While MPS is the first adopter, NUMS was developed as a national solution, and greater savings are projected as more forces and other public sector organizations come on stream.”
A key element of the system is a dedicated and secure e-commerce site which allows police officers to place orders as they would through a typical online shopping site.
Paul Richardson, Managing Director of Specialist Services at DHL Supply Chain, added: “This solution proves that best practice private sector experience can be applied to the Public Sector to deliver real value – in this case both to the officers and the taxpayer. By working closely with the Police, we are transforming uniform provision and building a platform for future innovation.”