K + N wins logistics contract from LSGS Sky Chefs
Kuehne + Nagel has won a contract from by LSG Sky Chefs, the world's largest provider of in-flight services, to manage its Malpensa airport-related supply chain activities in Milan.
Under the three-year contract Kuehne + Nagel will be responsible for managing goods inbound services to LSG Sky Chefs' customer service center at Milan Malpensa, including the multitemperature warehouse in the airport area. Supply chain services include storage (mix between stocked and just-in-time flows), handling, order preparation by unit, and delivery to the LSG Sky Chefs' catering operation area, which serves more than 25 airlines taking off from Malpensa.
The contract also cover customs formalities for inbound and outbound materials (air, sea and overland transport), as well as IT support for planning, visibility of the supply chain and controlling functions.
The Kuehne + Nagel's team will handle about 160,000 tons of cargo per year, representing 3,800 items, including consumable products such as drinks and foods (ranging from biscuits and other dry foods up to fresh and frozen foods) as well as equipment products. Depending on the airline, up to 350 different articles may need to be provided in the aircraft before the scheduled departure time.