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Inter-Branch builds on our renowned expertise in the global aviation industry and transfers this know-how to provide services to clients beyond the aviation industry. Our portfolio covers consulting and implementation services in all aspects of a top management consulting firm. We have identified that many of the areas of expertise in which we have a strong track record can be successfully transferred to non-aviation sectors and vice versa. In particular we focus on global transport and logistics companies, railways, bus line operators, service providers and the main players within tourism and hospitality, and seaports and heliports around the globe.
Over the next few years, companies can expect to face increasing challenges as a result of changing customer demands, market situations, new technologies and the increasing integration of traditional offline and digital channels.
Inter-Branch offers your company innovative services in these areas:
I look forward to discussing how we can create innovative solutions for your challenges.
This year Lufthansa Consulting is celebrating its founding as a limited company 30 years ago. All in all, the aviation consultancy has now been providing expertise and services to clients for more than 40 years starting in 1976 as a department of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.
Lufthansa Consulting operates worldwide, providing specialist expertise in all areas of commercial aviation and offering a range of custom-made services to airlines, airports, aviation authorities as well as to related industries and institutions. The German management consultancy currently employs 100 full-time and freelance staff, and in addition to the headquarters in Frankfurt has an office in Moscow and Rio de Janeiro. In-house consulting work for the Lufthansa Group companies has gained in importance over the past five years.
What sets the company apart from its competitors is the way in which it supports its customers and helps them to implement solutions developed in projects with a passion for the aviation industry. This hallmark has paid off: more than 3.000 projects were successfully concluded over the past 30 years. Lufthansa Consulting has even more reason to celebrate. This year, the aviation consultancy was awarded as one of Germany’s leading consultancies from an esteemed German business magazine for the third time in a row.
The info graphic shows the highlights from 1988 until today.
Digital transformation is of rising importance for the aviation industry. To keep up with increasing passenger demands, airlines and airports urgently need to expand their customer offerings with regard to digital services. Consequently, it is one of the main topics at this year’s Passenger Terminal Expo & Conference in Amsterdam from 14 -16 March, dealing with the most recent issues and innovations of the aviation business. Senior Consultant Georg Baust will represent Lufthansa Consulting at this event and will give a speech entitled “Don’t adapt, innovate – increase customer experience with digital transformation”.
In order to stay competitive it is key for airlines and airports to adjust to technological developments. As the customer journey and experience should always be the main focus of a successful business, an orientation towards customer needs and habits is essential. Nowadays, those needs are mostly influenced by the use of digital media. The task for airlines and airports is to create possibilities and solutions to embrace the potential of digitalization.
For instance, Lufthansa Consulting supported and accompanied the implementation of wireless internet connection to passenger-owned devices and inflight internet connectivity on long-haul as well as short-/medium haul flights for a major European airline client. The advantages of digital connectivity have significantly improved customer experience and enhance a sustainable revenue perspective. The successful interaction with customers provides customer loyalty with higher lifetime value. After all, only customer loyalty can assure long term profitability.
Lufthansa Consulting’s alumni meeting has already become an annual, high-value event for the company as well as for its former employees. This year was the fourth time that the company’s management team and the former employees had come together.
On 14 November, Managing Director Dr. Andreas Jahnke welcomed about 30 guests to the get-together at the company’s headquarters at Frankfurt Airport, some of whom were attending the event for the first time.
At this year’s meeting, Lufthansa Consulting’s regional market leaders expanded on Dr. Jahnke’s activity review and outlook with their reports on the latest achievements and developments in their markets. A special highlight was the presentation by guest speaker Benjamin Löhr, Program Director of Lufthansa Aerial Services, who gave his impressions of this new business start-up, its development and current and upcoming UAV projects.
“It's good to see how much interest our ex-colleagues show regarding our development and how much they enjoy meeting current and former Lufthansa Consulting employees,” said Dr. Jahnke.
Everybody enjoyed the snacks and drinks in the concluding exchange and networking session. The event was once again a great success and Lufthansa Consulting, along with the participants, is looking forward to the next alumni event, which is planned for November 2017.
“The big drop has given airlines more financial firepower”, Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer Kenny Jacobs recently said. How true – and precisely because airlines currently have a cost-friendly environment with the lowest fuel prices for more than a decade, they would be well advised to take advantage of this fact to continuously work on improving their efficiency. It is well-known that aviation companies are under constant pressure to achieve and ensure sustainable profits.
Now is the best time to prepare for the future, by securing profit margins or initiating restructuring measures. Liquidity is at a healthy level and cash flows present the opportunity to finance necessary investments.
Long-term profitability means overcoming inefficiencies often found in and between areas within a company that has grown over the years. Efficient processes are the basics for a lean structure and prerequisites to reducing costs in all areas of the organization.
Supporting clients in achieving this goal, Lufthansa Consulting offers a comprehensive holistic approach to introduce process orientation in organizations: the basic idea is to focus on value-adding activities as well integrated processing and handling. The involvement of the client’s own experts in co-operation with specialists from Lufthansa Consulting ensures state-of-the-art and realistic process re-design, thus leading to smooth implementation and tangible results at the venture itself.
Lufthansa Consulting has successfully applied this approach in many aviation companies around the world, aiming towards increased competitiveness.
If you would like to discuss how Lufthansa Consulting can help your business, please contact our experts.
As announced in June 2015, Lufthansa Consulting has conducted a cross-sectoral survey of the contact center market known as the “CCI – Contact Center Index”. Now the results are available.
The Contact Center within the scope of customer experience and omni-channel management strategies furthermore continues to grow in relevance. Personalized services and improved integration in other channels opens up new opportunities for higher value and differentiating customer experiences. Results of our recently conducted benchmarking study prove that in many places the full potential is not being taken advantage of.
The study examined the level of maturity of the Contact Center and sourcing strategies and included a price benchmarking for outsourcing services. Specifically the areas of "goal achievement" and "current performance level", on the basis of defined KPIs (only 28% goal achievement) show a need to catch up. The average goal achievement of only 55% in the category of "customer insight management" shows that the cross-channel networking and integration of the Contact Center into a holistic customer service strategy represents a key challenge for the coming years. The best results were in the areas of "organizational structures", “accountabilities" and “governance" averaging a goal achievement of 83%.
The entire field of participants which was comprised of companies of nine sectors could reach a maximum of 1,000 points. A leading tour operator from Germany achieved the best results with 713 points. The lowest number of points was achieved by a railway company from a neighboring European country with 367 points. On average, a value of 557 points was achieved across all sectors. Further insights can be found in our download section.
Lufthansa Consulting performs the benchmarking study using a rolling process. Participating companies secure a free, anonymous results report which compares them with best practices within and outside of their industry. In addition, an anonymous results report is available at Lufthansa Consulting for a nominal fee in the amount of € 1,250.