Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS) is driving digitalization
forward by purposefully using Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.
The aim is to improve the efficiency of operational processes and lay
the foundation for reducing the workload of employees. For this
purpose, the wholly owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Technik AG has
launched a targeted warehousing program as part of its digitalization
Within the framework of this program, fundamental processes in all
areas will be automated, digitalized and interconnected. The pilot
location for the digital warehouse is Munich Airport, which is
particularly suitable due to its strong growth and modern
infrastructure as well as the fact that new aircraft types such as
the Airbus A350 are stationed there.
"We are currently testing and starting to implement digital
assistance systems, localization technologies and driverless
transport systems in selected areas of activity. We cooperate with
specific start-ups. For instance, we are introducing the smart data
glove of Proglove as well as an automated guided vehicle of Agilox"
says Dr. Harald Kolbe, Head of Digital Innovation at LTLS.
Core logistics processes are not only being digitalized in Munich,
but also at other locations such as Frankfurt and Hamburg. The
ultimate goal is to implement efficient processes at all locations.
To keep realizing new ideas at short intervals and with great speed,
LTLS relies on agile project management. But cooperations with
start-ups and the implementation of a Group-wide innovation culture
at all hierarchical levels are also important elements on the way to
a digital warehouse.