DHL Express Asia Pacific wins Special Award for Resiliency at 2020 IDC Digital Transformation Awards
SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 14
October 2020 – DHL Express Asia Pacific,
the world’s leading express service provider, was honored with the 2020 Special
Award for Resiliency at this year’s IDC Digital Transformation Awards (DX Awards).
The special award, introduced for the first time in the awards’ four-year
history, recognizes organizations which have used digital transformation to
address the challenges of Covid-19 and minimize its impact on business
DHL Express Asia Pacific was lauded for its resilience and digital transformation at the IDC Digital Transformation Awards 2020.
“Our digital transformation investments
and efforts have played an important role in ensuring the resilience of our
business, but the dedication and ingenuity of our people through this
challenging period cannot be understated. Our teams across the region have come
together with a Can Do spirit to adapt to adverse situations and we would not
be in such a strong position today without their resilient spirit,” said Ken
Lee, CEO of DHL Express Asia Pacific. “This award is proof that we are on the
right track with our Strategy 2025 and we will continue to invest
in and employ innovative solutions and technologies to meet the growing demands
of cross-border e-commerce and the demand for fast and reliable express
DHL Express’ digital transformation program
was selected from over 1,200 entries received from organizations across Asia
Pacific. The company was recognized in particular for the quick deployment of
its business continuity plans, which included the transition of more than 6,000
employees from across the region to work from home seamlessly, without
significant impact to operations and DHL’s customer promise.
Jimmy Yeoh, Chief Information Officer of
DHL Express Asia Pacific noted, “The pandemic also provided an opportunity for
DHL Express to accelerate the adoption of technologies like live chat and
digital assistants, which helped to maintain excellent customer service levels
despite the surge in customer queries.”
“As 2020 progressed, we saw many
organizations in Singapore rise to the challenges posed by the pandemic by
turning to digital technologies to build resiliency within their businesses.
This achievement by DHL Express Asia Pacific is an example of how organizations
can maintain high levels of customer satisfaction while ensuring employees
remain safe and empowered to fulfill the organization’s central purpose during
a difficult time,” said Sandra Ng, Group Vice President, Practice Group,
IDC’s DX Awards recognizes outstanding
organizations that have made critical breakthroughs in digital transformation
across the Asia Pacific region, spread across seven different categories. It
follows a two-phased approach to determine the country and regional winners.
Each nomination is evaluated by a local and regional IDC analyst against a
standard assessment framework based on IDC’s DX taxonomy.
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