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Lufthansa Cargo Boosts Handling Performance With New Production Planning System

Lufthansa Cargo has completed the implementation of their production planning and control (PPC) transformation project. The PPC project is based on the DELMIA Quintiq part of Dassault Systémes software and Ab Ovo’s industry expertise.


Front Left to Right: Walter Isselhard, Harold Luks, Dr. Jan Wilhelm Breithaupt, Tim Heppenheimer, Bonne van der Meer, Edwin Hageman, Harald Gloy, Dr. Jochen Göttelmann, Gerd Jens Schmidt, Dr. Mohammad Ali Seiraffi - Courtesy Lufthansa Cargo

On Wednesday (October 13, 2021), Lufthansa Cargo announced the finalization of the implementation of their transformational production planning and control (PPC) project. The new PPC is based on the Quintiq part of Dassault Systémes software and Ab Ovo’s industry expertise, and will maximize workstation capacity and the flow of freight and cargo through the main cargo hub in Frankfurt. With smart algorithms and KPI-based planning, the system will increase planning quality and visibility, allowing Lufthansa Cargo to handle more cargo in the same facility with better on-time performance.


In Wednesday’s announcement, Lufthansa Cargo’s Chief Operations and Human Resources Officer, Harald Gloy, said,


“An integrated production planning system has been part of our digitalization roadmap. The new application enables us to make smarter and faster decisions to ensure on time performance. It gives us more flexibility in order to be better prepared for a high speed changing environment and thus help us to further improve Lufthansa Cargo’s service to our customers. Global freight demand is expected to continue to further grow. We would like to be prepared for that and ensure we have excellent production planning across the entire supply chain that allows us to keep improving our logistic capabilities.”


Also speaking in the PPC transformation implementation, Ab Ovo Group’s CEO, Edwin Hageman, said,


“We are proud to be part of Lufthansa Cargo’s digitalization journey and being able to provide and implement a production planning system that spurs efficiency and productivity to drive customer satisfaction, while contributing to Lufthansa Cargo’s strategic goals.”


With the implementation of the new PPC system at their Frankfurt hub, Lufthansa Cargo continues to explore ways to further digitalize the supply chain processes to enhance the flow of shipments globally.

Ab Ovo’s mission is to support supply chain and logistics companies to work more efficiently by leveraging the power of data. The company provides AI driven transformation, data driven insights, and solutions that digitalize business processes, while enabling decision support. To unlock the potential of AI, Ab Ovo combines analytical proficiency with in-depth industry knowledge and smart AI SaaS solutions. Ab Ovo has been a strategic partner of the Dassault Systémes DELMIA Quintiq brand for over 20 years.


With revenue of €2.8 billion and 6.5 billion revenue ton-kilometers in 2020, Lufthansa Cargo is one of the world’s leading air freight companies, employing approximately 4,400 team members worldwide. The cargo carrier serves around 300 destinations in over 100 countries with a dedicated fleet of freighters, as well as belly-hold cargo capacity of passenger aircraft operated by Lufthansa German Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings Discover and SunExpress. Lufthansa Cargo also operates an extensive road feeder service network. Lufthansa Cargo is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and is the Group’s logistics specialist.


Source: Lufthansa Cargo

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