We enable you to optimize your supply chain in the dynamic world of complex aviation planning puzzles. Our solutions provide the answer to many of your challenges such as meeting service level agreements with its agreed quality and performance levels or capacity planning related to the workforce. We help you to transform your operations by supporting planners to make the best planning decisions possible while decreasing cost & realizing operational efficiencies.
- Ground services planning
- Maintenance planning
- Workforce planning
- Gate Services Planning
- Air Cargo Planning
- Galley Planning
- Catering Planning
Airline Galley Planning
The Airline Galley Planning is a critical component of airline operations and catering services. It involves the meticulous planning, provisioning, and management of food, beverages, and related equipment for in-flight service. This process is essential to ensure a smooth and efficient inflight dining experience for passengers while maintaining cost efficiency and compliance with safety regulations.
Key components are:
1. Inventory Management: Effective management of inventory is crucial to avoid overstocking or understocking of food and beverages. Airlines should use sophisticated inventory management software to track stock levels, expiration dates, and reorder points. This ensures that the right quantities of food and beverages are loaded onto each flight.
2. Catering Suppliers: Airlines partner with catering suppliers to source high-quality ingredients and pre-prepared meals. These suppliers must adhere to strict quality and safety standards. Negotiating contracts and maintaining good relationships with suppliers is essential to ensure a reliable and cost-effective supply chain.
3. Galley Configuration and Planning: The layout of the galley on an aircraft is carefully designed to optimize space while ensuring efficient workflow for flight attendants. This includes the placement of ovens, refrigerators, and storage areas. Galley configuration impacts both the quantity and type of meals that can be served on a flight.
Aviation Ground Handling
We have an integrated solution for joint planning and scheduling of multiple ground services processes: the Ab Ovo Collaborative Ground Services Industry Solution (i.e., “C-GSIS”). This could be one integrated solution, or each of the ground services (e.g., catering, fueling, etc.), often operated by different companies, could work in a stand-alone solution (i.e., the Ab Ovo Ground Services Industry Solution –“GSIS”) that has the possibility to integrate with other ground services at the same airport, to share operational information and create a joint schedule. Our solution is tailored to your business for a 100% fit.
The Air Cargo planning solution, based on DELMIA Quintiq (Part of Dassault Systèmes) helps to maximize the capacity of workstations and improve the flow of freight and cargo through the hubs. It increases planning quality and visibility with smart algorithms and KPI-based planning, and with this solution, you are able to handle more cargo in the same facilities with better on-time performance, making it both a booster for efficiency as well as customer satisfaction.
The Air Cargo planning solution assists the planners in scheduling the breakdown of incoming cargo and the build-up of outgoing freight for onward transport by truck or flight. Additionally, it supports the cargo airline to spread the workload better between peak and off-peak hours, which increases average employee productivity and workstation utilization.
Fleet and Network Planning
With our DELMIA Quintiq-based fleet and network planning solution, we help airlines operate a more flexible network, by allowing a flight schedule and fleet configurations to deal with the rapidly changing circumstances. The Ab Ovo fleet and network planning solution allows airlines to leverage their aircraft cargo assets in the optimal way, e.g. by finding the best flight schedule short-term and the best aircraft configuration to transport as much cargo and passengers as possible to maximize profit. Instead of responding to future events only, our solution enables airlines to predict the consequences of future changes in demand, by running simulated scenarios and assessing the impact on flight schedule and fleet usage.
Aviation Workforce Planner
We offer a workforce planning solution, based on the DELMIA Quintiq platform, which includes solutions for a variety of planning areas, including:
- Airports: gate and stand planning, check-in desk planning, ground handling services, ground crew scheduling and rostering
- Airlines: pairing, rostering, crew scheduling
- Air traffic control: strategic capacity planning, rostering, employee scheduling and break planning
Start planning and scheduling your workforce efficiently and avoid overstaffing and reduce operating costs.
Advanced Analytics for Aviation
A glimpse into our numerous advanced analytics use cases for aviation divided into 4 categories: Assets, Demand, Process and Performance
Tailored maintenance scheduling
Pattern recognition to predict when locomotives/wagons need maintenance on a unit by unit basis
Real-time demand visibility
Sensor and event data to visualize and analyse the flow of orders through the network
Data driven contracting
Flexible contracting based on actual data for a better fit with operations
Interactive and advanced dashboarding that allow monitoring of the data ambition
We support our customers in the digital transformation of their business operations. Data driven decision support is our company’s heartbeat and we deliver clarity by digitizing decision processes with extensive supply chain expertise, our smart technology and our skilled analytical team.
KLM Catering Services
KLM Catering Services supplies and improves inflight catering for airlines. In our quest for the highest level of service, reliability and innovation, we are now one of the five largest airline caterers in Europe.
DB Cargo is the only company to offer you Europe-wide rail transport from one source – fast, efficient, reliable and independent of the industry – with one of the largest rail networks in the world.
From the farm to your refrigerator, or the factory to your wardrobe, A.P. Moller – Maersk is developing solutions that meet customer needs from one end of the supply chain to the other.
With a turnover of 2.5 billion euros and 8.9 billion revenue tonne-kilometres in 2019, Lufthansa Cargo is one of the world’s leading companies in the transport of air freight. The company currently employs about 4,500 people worldwide.
DSV wants to be a leading global supplier, fulfilling customer needs for transport and logistics services, targeting extensive growth and being among the most profitable in our industry.
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