Friday 21st Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Sky Chef extends in-flight contract with K+N

LSG Sky Chefs has extended its contract with Kuehne + Nagel to manage its Malpensa airport-related supply chain activities.

Under the three-year deal, K+N will be responsible for managing goods inbound services to its customers service centre at Milan Malpensa, including the multi-temperature warehouse in the airport area.

K+N will provide storage – a combination of stocked and just-in-time flows – handling, order preparation by unit and delivery to LSG Sky Chefs’ catering operation area, which serves more than 25 airlines from the airport.

The contract will also cover customs formalities for inbound and outbound materials, as well as value-added services including IT support for planning, visibility and controlling functions.

Additionally, in partnership with SkylogistiX, the joint venture between LSG Sky Chefs and K+N, it will provide supply chain management functions such as order and call-off management, stock level and distribution management.

The team will handle some 160,000 tonnes of cargo per year, including consumerable products such as drinks and food, as well as equipment products.

In order to manage a time-sensitive distribution pattern and meet specific delivery window, the facility will operate around the clock.