New warehouse in London
Together with Lufthansa Technik AG, Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS) commissioned a new warehouse for component supply at London's Heathrow Airport at the end of July.
When the decision was made in February to open the warehouse, LTLS began to search for a local partner for the warehouse space. The decision on a suitable partner was made with Lufthansa Technik at the end of April after a tender and an extensive analysis of transport and warehousing costs as well as the quality and growth possibilities of the new site. The months that followed saw the on-site creation of the necessary processes to ensure smooth supply, including, in particular, the introduction of the IT systems L/warehouse and L/shipping, for which the local employees received training.
In addition, Holger Driver and Phillip Lock, two project employees from the newly created LTLS Competence Center Warehouse, will be available on site to provide support during the initial phase.
In the future, Lufthansa Technik will be able to supply its mostly British customers from this warehouse around the clock, and its regional proximity will enable devices to be delivered to any airport in the UK within just a few hours. At the same time, the new location at Heathrow Airport will enable the fastest possible transport to international destinations, too. Initially, the warehouse will hold components for nearly all the systems in the Airbus A320 family and the A330.
"We are very pleased that we could open this warehouse together with Lufthansa Technik. At the moment, we are right in the middle of the implementation phase of another new warehouse that is scheduled to open in Hong Kong in just a few weeks, and more locations will follow over the course of the year. This illustrates the internationalization of our business growth, with all its challenges and especially its great future opportunities," says Matthias Niessen, who heads Warehousing and International Production at LTLS.
Partnership with Edelweiss Air
LTLS takes over transport services for Edelweiss Air
From march 2016, LTLS takes over the transport of aircraft spares for the SWISS-Affiliate Edelweiss Air. The first transport on behalf of the new costumer took place on 24 February.The swiss airline belongs to the Lufthansa group since 2008 and has been on a steady growthrate. Currently, more than 40 holiday destinations are already served.
"We are very pleased that Edelweiss Air entrusts the transport of their aircraft material to us and we'll support further growth." says Dr. Reinhard Paul, Head of Marketing and Sales of LTLS.
New company leadership at Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services
Andreas Tielmann takes on new role
As of 01 January, 2017, Andreas Tielmann (47) is the new Managing Director of Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS). He is taking over the role from Dr. Christian Langer, who is moving to Lufthansa Technik as Head of Digital Fleet Solutions.
Andreas Tielmann has been with Lufthansa Technik since 1998. He began his career as project coordinator in the Department of Business Development. In 1999 he was sent to Dallas, Texas, as Project Manager for the establishment of Lufthansa Technik Component Services, before returning to Hamburg in 2000 and taking on the position of Group Leader, Hydraulic Equipment Maintenance. Two years later, Andreas Tielmann was appointed Head of the Business Area Development department within the Aircraft Component Services Division.
In 2006 he was appointed Director of Aircraft Base Maintenance. In 2010, Andreas Tielmann became Head of the Landing Gear Overhaul product area. Since 2012 he has led the Aircraft Systems Product Division, responsible for all technical services on landing gear and engine casings.
Andreas Tielmann studied industrial engineering, specialising in mechanical engineering, at the Technical University of Darmstadt.
Hamburg: Investment in Lufthansa Technik Group site logistics
Automatic storage rack system AutoStore
Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services GmbH (LTLS) has commissioned the innovative, automatic storage rack system AutoStore for small parts in Hamburg. More than three million euros have been invested at Lufthansa Technik's home base over the last two years under the project name "ABLS@HAM" as part of the ongoing modernization program by the company in the city of Hamburg.
"AutoStore" is a storage and retrieval system in which plastic containers are stacked one on top of the other. At LTLS, a total of 19 robots travel on an aluminum base frame, retrieving items from stock and transporting them to seven picking stations. 75 stock inputs and up to 200 stock outputs are possible per hour.
The compact storage concept delivers space savings of more than 50 percent compared with the legacy system. The area covered by the automated storage system extends to 700 square meters, with 24,000 containers accommodating 215,000 batches. Capacity and speed can be enhanced almost infinitely during operation.
"The new system represents a major step toward forward-looking, innovative, and ergonomically optimized logistics," said Lufthansa Technik CFO Dr. Peter Jansen at the official opening. Andreas Meisel, Managing Director of Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services added: "LTLS has invested a good 3 million euros in the AutoStore system in the last 24 months and consequently in the efficient deployment of employees. At the same time this allows us to further improve working conditions. We have thus successfully moved away from the ‘person-to-goods' approach formerly adopted to a more modern ‘goods-to-person' retrieval principle."
The investment in the new logistics system represents a further step forward in Lufthansa Technik's modernization program at the Hamburg location. Following construction of a new engine overhaul center, a separate building for the new "Original Equipment Innovation" product division, and considerable investment in the area of composite material repairs, a building has recently been constructed that includes a completely new chemistry lab among other facilities. Lufthansa Technik has quadrupled its investments in research and development in the past year.
New Managing Director at Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services
Dr. Christian Langer takes on new role
Dr. Christian Langer (44) has been appointed as Managing Director of Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS) with effect from September 1, 2015. He takes over this role from Andreas Meisel, who moved from this position after more than four years to join Ameco Beijing as Chief MRO Operation Officer of the Executive Management.
Dr. Christian Langer has been employed at Lufthansa Technik since 2004. He started his career in product management for aircraft maintenance in Frankfurt. He has been responsible for developing the lean production system and the Lufthansa Technik Lean Academy since 2007. In 2012 he additionally took on responsibility for a restructuring project of the administrative body of Lufthansa Technik and in 2013 became the founding Managing Director of Lumics GmbH & Co. KG, a joint venture between Lufthansa Technik AG and McKinsey & Company.
Dr. Christian Langer studied Computer Science at the University of Koblenz. Following his degree and position in management consulting, he obtained a PhD (Dr. rer. pol.) from the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Koblenz.
Munich: Expansion of Airbus A350 logistics
Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services GmbH (LTLS) invests into warehouse
Lufthansa Technik AG is stepping up its capacities for the support of the Airbus A350: a symbolic groundbreaking marked the beginning of the expansion of a highly modern warehouse for the spare parts supply at the Munich location.The ceremony took place on December 8, 2015, in the presence of Dr. Thomas Stüger, member of the executive board of Lufthansa Technik, Dr. Christian Langer, Managing Director of LTLS, and Thomas Weyer, Managing Director of finance and infrastructure of Munich Airport GmbH.
The existing warehouse of Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS) is being expanded by 3,200 square meters of floor space and optimized for the A350 support amongst other things.The currently limited warehousing capacity of LTLS in Munich in connection with the expanded material supply for a new aircraft type necessitated the expansion.
"What simply looks like a hall actually is an important cornerstone in our approach to supporting the Airbus A350," said Dr. Thomas Stüger. "A highly modern and technologically advanced aircraft such as the A350 places high demands on us. Today proves that we are well on the way to offer a comprehensive and punctual support for the A350."
"The expanded warehouse will be equipped with the most modern and innovative storage technologies. This allows us to create the highest efficiency and optimize the utilization of both floor space and room height," explains Dr. Christian Langer.
The warehouse expansion offers significant efficiencies for internal transports. Material flows and transport ways are optimized and synergies are created by centralizing the operative business. Decentralized stocks are given up.
An automated block storage system AutoStore is being established at the first floor of the new warehouse. The expansion's first stage allows to store 15,000 bins. The system can be expanded by another 7,000 bins. The expanded facility offers room for a further narrow-aisle rack, a pallet rack for wheels, a platform system with shelving racks for small parts and battery preservation as well as a cantilever racking system for oversized and long goods components.
gate.control – the procedure for identifying materials globally
LTLS shortens turnaround times and reduces transport costs
gate.control is an innovative procedure developed by Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services GmbH (LTLS), a subsidiary of Lufthansa Technik AG, to identify aircraft material in the international repair cycle. A patent has already been registered for the procedure and the gate.control box.
The mobile box measuring just one cubic meter in size for the first time allows a comprehensive information package of the aircraft components being shipped to be compiled directly at the customer site. The box is fitted with a camera system, associated IT equipment as well as scanners for generating comprehensive electronic photographic documentation.
Standardized software controls the data input from the scanning of the documents to the photographing of the packaging through to the overview and detailed photographs and then transmits the data package to the responsible technical department in LTLS.
Specially trained LTLS employees are responsible for carrying out the binding identity and quantity control and also certificate checks. All data is finally input into the booking systems while the documents created are sent back to the providers locally.
"Turnaround times for aircraft materials in the international repair cycle will be reduced significantly thanks to gate.control. What's more, gate.control allows considerable savings especially in relation to transport and inventory costs. And we can also further increase the data quality in the repair cycle with the help of the consistent and standardized photographic documentation," says Dr. Christian Langer, Managing Director of LTLS.
gate.control will be exhibited at MRO Europe from October 13 to 15, 2015 in London (Great Britain) at the Lufthansa Technik Booth No. 426. Furthermore, a presentation entitled "Preparing for Tomorrow's Supply Chain" will be given on October 14 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. by Dr. Aaron Scholz, Project Manager Logistics Solutions at LTLS.
New Location Tracking optimizes resource scheduling
"GSE 4.0" creates complete transparency for Ground Support Equipment
With "GSE 4.0", Lufthansa Technik AG has developed a system that allows Ground Support Equipment — i.e. all resources with a towbar or an ignition switch — to be found immediately using new localization software. This makes the time-consuming search for available GSE such as ladders, trailers, loaders, tugs, towbars, start-up devices, and air conditioning units a thing of the past.
Lufthansa Technik began the implementation of the pilot project in April. Hardware and software has now been installed, the antennas positioned on hangar roofs, and around 1,500 GSE items have been connected. The system has already gone online in Hamburg and Frankfurt. It will soon be put into operation in Munich and for other users within the Lufthansa Group, for example Lufthansa Cargo.
"With the help of ‘GSE 4.0', location tracking is now possible at any time and in any place, so that we can locate all networked GSE both outside and in the hangars," says project leader Gerrit Rexhausen. Quick and precise locating of equipment improves the availability of all GSE and allows for completely transparent planning. Beyond this, each item of GSE can display relevant information such as the fuel level, outside temperature, or faults.
"GSE 4.0" is possible using special hardware and software. Whilst localization with trackers and gateway uses established hardware, the visualization software was especially developed for the project. All trackers are equipped with on-board sensors. The sensors can be configured flexibly, depending on needs and the specific GSE, and extended using existing external sensors such as fuel level indicators on vehicles.
LTLS takes on complete transport logistics for SWISS
Standard and engine transports worldwide
Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has entrusted its entire spare parts logistics to Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services GmbH (LTLS) as part of a three-year agreement in effect since the beginning of February. Under the agreement, LTLS will take over all transport services for SWISS everywhere in the world, including standard transports and special services such as the transport of aircraft engines.
Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services will also take on the local handling of material supply at the airline's hub in Zurich as well as at the airports in Basel and Geneva, encompassing packing, customs clearance, shipping and documentation. Moreover, the company will serve as the hazardous goods officer for SWISS, and is responsible in that capacity for the production of hazardous goods documents.
"We anticipate that the support we receive from Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services will significantly improve the performance of our material supply processes and ensure greater transparency in the transport chain. We expect to benefit from a less expensive cost base as well as synergies from the Lufthansa Group," says Peter Wojahn, Chief Technical Officer at SWISS.
"We are naturally very pleased that SWISS has entrusted us with the job of bundling all the transport services it needs into a seamless concept," adds Andreas Meisel, Managing Director of LTLS. "In this context, our Transport Management service delivers genuine added value."
Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services relies on its Logistics Control Tower to ensure the optimal management of all transports. The Logistics Control Tower enables SWISS to maintain a complete overview and the control over its material flows, both between its own sites worldwide and from transport service providers and the SWISS sites in Switzerland. LTLS's Material Flow Management team controls and monitors all the transport services provided to SWISS, serving as a central contact 365 days a year around the clock for all the affected areas at the airline, from purchasing to routine logistics to emergency logistics (Aircraft on Ground). In addition, SWISS is now using the LTLS tracking platform L/tracking for maximum transparency.
LTLS takes responsibility for transport logistics for Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico
Consignment volume to grow to approx. 9,000 units per year
Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico (LTPR) has entrusted its spare part logistics to Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS). The contract is already in force and is to run for one year and will extend automatically unless canceled by one of the parties.
As part of the contract, LTLS will take on responsibility for all inbound and outbound transports from the U.S., Europe, and Asian countries to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, including customs clearance. In addition to routine transports, AOG consignments are also included as well as special transports, such as transporting engines. The consignments are primarily transported by air freight in order to ensure that the spare parts are on site as quickly as possible.
"We are delighted at the trust Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico is placing in our transport services. Because the location is still regarded as in development, we expect the consignment volume to grow to approx. 9,000 units per year. We expect average revenue of up to three million euros per year," says Dr. Christian Langer, Managing Director of LTLS.
"The transport concept developed by LTLS for LTPR really appeals to us," says Elmar Lutter, Managing Director of Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico. "The best transport routes are sought in each case in order to minimize turnaround times and costs."
LTLS operates a warehouse for SuperJet International in the U.S.
Extension of collaboration
Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS) and SuperJet International are stepping up their collaboration. LTLS is supplementing the spares distribution center in Frankfurt by taking over responsibility for SuperJet International warehouse operations in Fort Lauderdale (USA).
By deciding for this supply set-up, SuperJet International and LTLS ensure a rapid and reliable spares provisioning for SSJ100 operators in the Americas. Because of its close proximity to the launch customer, Mexican airline Interjet, the LTLS warehouse located at the Fort Lauderdale Airport (FLL), has been selected as the optimum location. Fort Lauderdale serves as a hub for 27 passenger airlines with 65 domestic and 36 international destinations in Canada, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Europe, Mexico, Central America, and South America. Miami International Airport (MIA) is close by, increasing the potential destinations.
With this set-up, LTLS is taking over responsibility for after-sales support, including the storage, handling and distribution of serviceable parts to the customers, as well as the management of the repair cycle for unserviceable parts. In addition, customs brokerage, inventory control for the pool items and 24/7 logistics support are being offered.
With the continuous development of a network of 8 strategically located branch offices in the U.S., LTLS is the specialist for aviation logistics in the North American market, offering an extensive range of services. "Fort Lauderdale's location in South Florida is uniquely suited to support customers in North, Central and South America. With this set-up, we are able to serve future customers of the SSJ100 anywhere in the region", states Stephen Fondell, Managing Director of LTLS in the U.S.
The launch customer LCC Interjet has ordered 20 SSJ100 and has options for 10 more. The first aircraft has been already delivered in June, the second one is to be delivered very soon. The airline has major hubs in Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara and San Jose del Cabo.
Two Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services trainees win top honors
Best warehouse logistics specialists in Hamburg and Hesse
Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS) is celebrating a double victory among its trainees. Hard on the heels of Martin Meryk's award as the best specialist in warehouse logistics in the German state of Hesse, Kristin Klemm won a comparable award from the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce. This means that in 2013, LTLS was home to the best trainees in the state at its two most important training locations.
In his greeting at the ceremony with its 400 invited guests, Chamber of Commerce President Fritz Horst Melsheimer advised the young trainee graduates to make the most of the three-stage training system in Germany (schooling, dual study and subsequent training). "With it, you'll enjoy the best possible conditions for a successful continuation of your careers," said Melsheimer.
Ronald Bauer, Director of Training at Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services, has had the pleasure of several state winners among his trainees over the last few years. "The special fascination of aircraft-related logistics and the opportunity to work directly at the heart of operations are part of the attraction for young people in training to become warehouse logistics specialists. The field of aircraft maintenance makes very high demands on logistics services and our trainees have access to opportunities here that they won't find elsewhere."
The application process is currently underway for the traineeships that start in 2014.
LTLS optimized their worldwide transport network
Completely restructured network for air freight
Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS) has completely restructured its transport network for air freight. By reducing the number of transport service providers and by standardizing processes, transport times can be reduced, flexibility increased and costs lowered. In this context, LTLS has re-tendered its entire air freight business with an annual transport volume valued at 28 million euros.
"Optimizing supply chains and ensuring an optimum supply of spare parts for our customers is our major goal. We can offer our customers tailor-made solutions with the selected service providers," says Dr. Christian Langer, Managing Director of Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services.
LTLS will cooperate with a small number of external transport providers in the future: DHL Global Forwarding and Lufthansa Technik Component Services (Business Unit Logistics) will take over the transatlantic transport services for spare parts and tools. Imports from Asia and Europe are being awarded to four service providers, who will share some 1,000 routes and approx. 30,000 consignments. Expeditors, DLH Global Forwarding, Beijing AOG and Global Airfreight will transport to 20 different countries in the future.
The optimized transport network offers a significant reduction in transit times, since monitoring is performed on an ongoing basis. Collection and distribution are bundled optimally and the communication processes reduced owing to fewer transport providers.
In addition to transporting routine consignments, time-critical consignments, such as Aircraft on Ground shipments as well as hazardous goods, will also be transported. Close attention was also paid here to ensuring that all service providers have the necessary approval.
Opening of new warehouse space in Munich
Supply of spare parts for Airbus A350
Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS) has reached a significant milestone by extending the warehouse building for the supply of spare parts for Airbus A350 at the Munich site. The existing spare parts warehouse has been enlarged during the last months by an area of 3,200 square meters and is opened today. The extension was necessitated by the material supply for the Airbus A350, providing some 700 different components.
"An important element in ensuring the extensive support and supply of the Airbus A350 is now complete. Thanks to this development, our customers are guaranteed optimum material supply for this aircraft type also," says Dr. Christian Langer, Managing Director of LTLS.
In addition to the components for the new aircraft type, parts for 15 other aircraft types are also stored here. Following the commissioning of the extended warehouse, local storage areas at the airport can now be released promptly, as the new main warehouse will be home to the materials in future. The reduction in intra-company transports will lead to optimal material flows and transport routes as well as synergy effects through the centralization of the operative business.
The extension is fitted out with modern warehouse technology, such as the automatic storage rack system. This technology is an important prerequisite for developing additional digitally supported optimization potential.
Lufthansa Technik Group: 147 young people begin training
Vocational preparation measures are very successful
At the traditional start of the German training year in August, 147 young people are beginning either traditional or dual-study training programs with the Lufthansa Technik Group. All told, Lufthansa Technik will be home to 591 trainees on their way to professions in technical aircraft services or aircraft logistics. One highlight of the current training year is the success of the company's measures to increase the number of trainees with lower-level secondary school qualifications. And as is now traditional, several deaf trainees are among those "learning the ropes" as tool mechanics. The proportion of women among the trainees has risen from 11% to a total of 15%.
72 of the new trainees are beginning programs in Hamburg, 47 in Frankfurt, 18 in Arnstadt, 7 in Alzey and 3 in Munich. They were able to choose between 13 different professions and practice-oriented courses of study.
Since 2000, Lufthansa Technik has made training slots available every second year for deaf trainees, and this year three deaf people are beginning training as tool mechanics. These trainees are completely integrated in the normal program, and if they complete their training successfully they are taken on as permanent employees.
Seven young people have taken advantage of a vocational training preparation program to qualify for training at Lufthansa Technik. This project is jointly sponsored by the city of Hamburg and Lufthansa Technical Training, and focuses on the targeted preparation for training of young people with difficult educational backgrounds.
For the first time, two youths with lower-level secondary school qualifications took advantage of a special internship as a path to a trainee position at Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS). As part of the cooperative project "Transfer", the two students from the Gebrüder-Grimm School have had an on-the-job internship at LTLS for two days every week since October 2013, giving them the opportunity to demonstrate their readiness for a traineeship.
The largest group of new trainees – 102 of them – is beginning their training directly at Lufthansa Technik. Another seven will be starting at Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey, a very successful Lufthansa Technik Group company that specializes in overhauling smaller jet and propeller engines. Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS) has taken on twenty new trainees for the future-oriented profession of specialist in inventory administration, and is thus expanding its training commitment yet again. N3 Engine Overhaul Services, headquartered in Arnstadt in Thuringia, is a 50:50 joint venture with Rolls-Royce for overhauling Trent engines. Just like LTLS, N3 takes on more trainees every year, and this year increased the number of training slots for aircraft mechanics with a specialty in engine technology to eighteen.
The percentage of women among the new trainees has risen to 15%. Lufthansa Technik will continue its efforts to seek out and inform young women about the variety of possibilities available in technical professions.
The sites and training professions:
Hamburg: A total of 72 trainees are joining the program in Hamburg this year. Traditionally, most of the slots here go to young people who will become aircraft mechanics with specialties in maintenance (12), engines (12), production engineering (12) and avionic (7). Moreover, this year twelve people will begin their training as tool mechanics, seven as specialists in inventory administration (Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services – LTLS), and two as surface coating technicians (electroplater). They are joined by the following degree-based professions: two practice-oriented aircraft engineers (Master of Engineering), two practice-oriented electrical engineers (Master of Engineering), two mechanical engineers (Master of Engineering) and two students of mechatronics. The degree coursework for these programs takes place at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences.
Frankfurt: Here, a total of 47 traditional and dual-study trainees are beginning their training: twelve as aircraft mechanics with a specialty in maintenance, twenty with the specialty avionics, and ten as specialists in inventory administration (LTLS). In cooperation with the Bremen University of Applied Sciences, five students are starting a dual-study program that will lead them to a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering/aircraft maintenance.
Arnstadt: Eighteen aircraft mechanic trainees with a specialty in engine technology will strengthen N3 Engine Overhaul Services' work force.
Alzey: Six aspiring aircraft mechanics in engine technology and one metal cutting mechanic in milling technology will be trained at Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey for the challenging task of engine maintenance and repair.
Munich: Three trainees began at Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services with the goal of becoming specialists in inventory administration.
Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services opens a new warehouse in Düsseldorf
On 4th of July 2016 Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS) has opened a new warehouse located near Düsseldorf International Airport. As part of the opening ceremony Dr. Thomas Stüger, executive board member of Lufthansa Technik AG, and Dr. Christian Langer, chief executive of LTLS, welcomed the employees and selected guests to the new facility.
Consumable Supply for Hamburg Airways
German airline Hamburg Airways Luftverkehrsgesellschaft mbH has selected Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS) to supply it with consumables & expendables.
Under the c.more™ contract, materials requisitions for maintenance of the A320 fleet of Hamburg Airways will be handled directly from the warehouses of LTLS.
Based on a classic consumables supply contract, c.more™ offers favorable purchase terms for a defined range of consumables & expendables so that the customer enjoys planning predictability and cost transparency. Customers have access to all additional part numbers at the one-stop shop of LTLS on standard terms and thus enjoy a high level of materials availability.
Hamburg Airways flies on behalf of well-known German and European tour operators to popular holiday destinations in Europe and North Africa. Another business area is exclusive charter flights to sporting and other events and corporate incentives. The company was founded in December 2010 by the Managing Director & CEO, Sergej Fieger, and commenced operations on 30 March 2011.
Shopfloor Management for Efficient Processes
Partnership with lean consultancy Staufen extended
Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services GmbH (LTLS) and lean management consulting company Staufen AG are further expanding their cooperation. LTLS has developed Shopfloor Management (SFM) in cooperation with Staufen to address the logistical needs in the aviation business and has introduced the solution at its locations throughout Germany. External companies will visit LTLS in the framework of a BestPractice partnership and experience SFM live in logistics.
Shopfloor Management represents an important pillar of lean management at LTLS and as such supports management in the logistics company in communicating business performance indicators, processes, and measures. Problems can be identified immediately and addressed. Processes can be monitored precisely where they happen at the place of value added and new processes implemented.
"We are looking forward to continued cooperation with an internationally experienced lean management consulting company, which already has a large network of partner companies," said Andreas Meisel, Managing Director of Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services, at the signing of the contract in Frankfurt.
According to Wilhelm Goschy, member of the Executive Board of Staufen AG: "Our BestPractice network is the perfect backdrop for customers for demonstrating best practice in their industry. This is a sustainable method for kick-starting or enhancing their own improvement process."
Staufen AG, which operates internationally, is one of the top lean management consultancies in Germany. As a "partner on the path to top performance", Staufen AG supports companies in optimizing their value creation and management processes and making innovation and product development processes as efficient as possible. Furthermore, the consultants develop concepts to manage crisis situations as turnaround or interim managers. The Staufen Academy is a certified training provider, which focuses on practice-oriented seminars. More than 200 employees support customers at locations in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, China, and Brazil. Staufen AG was honored by Brand eins Wissen und Statista in 2014 as "Best Consultant".
Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Technik, is a leading provider of logistics solutions for the aviation industry. The wide spectrum of services ranges from transport management including engine and AOG transport through to complete warehouse management. Founded in 1998, the company now has a workforce of more than 1,300 employees. LTLS recorded a turnover of some 215 million euros in 2014.
Global transport tender awarded
3-year contract signature with Lufthansa Technik Philippines, Inc.
Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services GmbH (LTLS) has been awarded the global transportation tender issued by Lufthansa Technik Philippines, Inc. Within the scope of the 3-year contract, LTLS will take over responsibility for all inbound transports from Europe, the U.S. and Intra-Asia to the Philipppines` capital, Manila.
The agreement includes not only routine and critical transports but also ad hoc, 24/7 support in the event of an aircraft on ground (AOG) incident. Furthermore, two flow management experts on-site in Manila will provide track and trace for shipments, ensuring high transparency of the material movements for the customer and liaising directly with the planner to provide performance reportings.
LTLS has taken over all shipments by June 1st, 2012.
Opening of new logistics areas at the new BER airport
"Lufthansa flies to Berlin, and as part of the Lufthansa Technik engagement here, we've been ‘flying at the same altitude' as our parent company from the very beginning," says Dr. Reinhard Paul, LTLS` Director Branch Berlin at the opening ceremony of the logistics areas at Berlin Brandenburg International Airport (BER) "Willy Brandt".
With this milestone being reached, the logistics expert of the Lufthansa Technik Group, will also go to work there in a new setting oriented toward growth and customer proximity.
Alongside Düsseldorf, Cologne, Munich, Hamburg and Frankfurt, Berlin is already home to one of the largest warehouse sites operated by Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services in Germany. The company's two logistics centers at Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF) and Berlin-Tegel (TXL) airports already offer its customers a full range of logistics services – from warehouse and transport management to the supply of consumables and expendables – and the new structure in BER will enable the capacity currently split between the two old airports to be optimally bundled for the company's Berlin customers. "And we are able to offer capacities for new customers", Hinrich Detmering, Sales Manager Warehousing Solutions, explains the growth strategy in Germany´s capital.
Dr. Reinhard Paul is optimistic that the move will pay for itself from the logistics end, too: "We have a proven and successful approach of keeping an eye on the smooth functioning of the whole even when capacities are physically divided. And we'll be able to bundle things optimally at the new site. At BER, the complementary nature of our logistics solutions will soon function even better to meet individual customers' requirements."
The combination of the two previous sites also offers additional interfaces for LTLS and thus new potential for growth: in all likelihood, the demand for maintenance services of customer aircraft will increase significantly at the new airport, and with them, demand for the associated logistics services.