Lufthansa Systems Loading Cargo Production Planning

Lufthansa cargo aims to drive planning efficiencies, enhance customer responsiveness

Lufthansa cargo aims to drive planning efficiencies, enhance customer responsiveness

Munich, Germany — January 23, 2004 — The world's leading air cargo carrier, Lufthansa Cargo AG, together with its affiliate, Lufthansa Systems, has selected Manugistics' solutions to power the Lufthansa Cargo Production Planning System.

In addition to being the world's leader in the highly competitive and volatile air cargo industry — with a diverse array of products and services — Lufthansa Cargo is also one of the most innovative. Lufthansa Systems, leading Lufthansa Cargo's IT initiative known as FOReSIGHT, said it selected Manugistics' solutions to help fine tune Lufthansa Cargo's global demand forecasting.

In addition, Manugistics said its solutions could facilitate prompt delivery of range of time-definite products, as well as optimize cargo flows and resource utilization throughout Lufthansa Cargo's expansive cargo handling network, including its central cargo hub in Frankfurt and some of the world's largest freight stations.

"After a rigorous assessment of several vendors, Lufthansa Systems selected Manugistics for its product capabilities and expertise of the cargo industry. We are confident that we will deliver an outstanding project for Lufthansa Cargo, increasing its efficiency with a very fast return on investment," said Teja Washausen, Lufthansa Systems' head of business unit Air Cargo Handling.

"Innovators like Lufthansa are constantly seeking new ways to improve performance, working to ensure the prompt and safe delivery of its cargo to clients around the world," commented Jeff Thinnes, Manugistics' managing director EMEA, Central Region. "We are pleased and proud to have this opportunity to work with the team at Lufthansa as the company extends its leadership in the global cargo environment."