Steven Bandrowczak, former CIO at DHL Worldwide, will be responsible for Lenovo's IT strategy and operations.
Express shipping services company DHL said Thursday that it would use software from Manugistics in its European operations to help set prices and plan aircraft routes and schedules. The Manugistics software crunches financial and aircraft utilization data to identify ways the company can cut costs and increase revenue by adjusting prices and reducing or expanding services on various routes. DHL, which competes with FedEx and United Parcel Service, operates 250 aircraft for service in 230 countries. Other companies using the software include Delta Air Lines, Hertz, Marriott and Princess Cruises.
DHL Airways will offer a way for companies to log onto its Web site to learn what tariffs, taxes or duties a foreign government may charge before it ships goods internationally.
Amazon.com said Wednesday it is offering faster shipping options with the aim of speeding up delivery time to its overseas customers. Amazon's international customers can now receive goods within 11 days to 21 days instead of the prior delivery window of 14 days to 84 days. The company said shipping rates and times will be broken down into 10 clear-cut geographic regions and that pricing and transit would be based on the distance from Amazon's U.S. distribution centers. Amazon has broadened its relationship with Deutsche Post Global Mail and its DHL unit to provide the regionalized shipping services. Also, music, movies and software can now be shipped via standard shipping, something that was not available before. Amazon said it ships products to more than 200 countries around the world and about 26 percent of its 32 million customers live outside the United States.
DHL Airways named Joseph Riera senior vice president and chief information officer. Riera, previously employed by Apple Computer, will be responsible for telecommunications, technical infrastructure, business applications, and electronic correspondence with customers.