Air Cargo Resource Planning

EUROSKY

The EUROSKY project provides innovative solutions for air cargo security while driving operational efficiencies that reduce costs and lead times within the industry.

The key message is that air cargo supply chains can be made more secure without massive impact on costs and without introducing more delays and bottlenecks.

On the contrary, the EUROSKY solutions increase throughputs and reduce processing times and queues at major terminals.

This is achieved by applying MJC²'s real-time resource planning software, which enables dynamic optimization of employees and equipment based on real-time data made available by the EUROSKY technology.

International Collaboration

Europe-wide Initiative

EUROSKY involves collaboration between over twenty logistics and security innovators and providers, with major pilots and demonstrations taking place in major airports and cargo terminals in Athens, Lisbon, East Midlands and Bologna.

Working with IATA, MJC² used real-time scheduling algorithms to maximise the benefits of adopting e-AWB, exploiting the increased availability and accuracy of air waybill data to cargo handlers.

EUROSKY Innovation

New security methods and technologies are high priority for many organisations. Increased levels of security are of course highly desirable but a common concern for many operators and users of transport services is the potential for adverse impact of increased security measures on throughput and lead times.

EUROSKY is tackling this from several angles: develop next-generation screening technology that is not only more sensitive but faster also; enhance the communication and data exchange between operators to speed up security processes; implement real-time logistics optimization software that dynamically optimizes the flow of freight through the supply chain.

Real-time Logistics Optimization

Real-time Risk Alerting Dashboard

For ground transport operations the Real-time Risk Alerting Dashboard targets security threats at all entrance/access points to airports/air-cargo areas by providing security staff with up to date information regarding drivers/transporters accessing different air cargo locations and about their corresponding cargo and transportation routes.

This information can be refined as GPS tracking data is made available and provides security and operational planning personnel with visibility and control over the inbound logistics operation.

Cargo Screening Resource Optimizer

MJC²'s resource planning software uses real-time flight data and air cargo orders to maintain minute-by-minute an updated expected volume throughput profile through scanners and cargo handling areas.

The Cargo Screening Resource Optimizer integrates with staff rostering tools to monitor and optimize the flow of cargo against resource availability, which will:

  • Smooth the flow of cargo into screening centres throughout the shift to avoid peaks.
  • Reduce queueing at busy terminals and airports.
  • Optimize the utilisation of staff and screening equipment.
  • Improve End-of-Scan times at the processing centres.
  • Improve customer service levels and deliver increased flexibility.

 

 

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