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.
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.