Airline Catering

Cost Reduction

About the project

Cost reduction program for second largest airline caterer to achieve required returns from streamlining manufacturing and logistics flow, delayering the team structure, standardizing critical processes (cost drivers), balancing labor to actual demand, connecting workstations to create flow, while lowering inventory levels. Productivity improvements delivered USD 5M annual savings; one European warehouse could be closed due to faster, more efficient processes.

  • Industry: airline catering
  • Scope: operations and supply chain
  • Locations: DE (4x), HK, NL
  • Duration: 15 months
  • Support: 300 days on-site
  • Impact: USD 5 million savings