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Sky Chefs finds a recipe for success

LSG Sky Chefs, global supplier of integrated in-flight solutions, is installing Minorplanet’s VMI (Vehicle Management Information) Suite into more than 150 of its vehicles across major airports in the UK.

The VMI system comes after a trial involving 54 vehicles at Gatwick and will play a major role in improving efficiency.

LSG Sky Chefs supplies more than 22 million aircraft meals a year in the UK, servicing an average of 300 flights per day. The VMI Suite allows LSG Sky Chefs to track its vehicles and monitor the fleet’s movements in great detail.

Tony Finlayson-Green, LSG Sky Chefs general manager at the Gatwick operation, commented: ‘The system can pinpoint the current location of our vehicles at any time.

‘Whereas we have previously had to rely on drivers radioing or phoning the depot with information and their locations, the VMI system provides the information for us, which in turn allows us to react quicker.

‘We can give our customers more accurate delivery times, divert vehicles to assist any colleague who may be off schedule and manage the flight deadlines more closely to ensure delivery, which results in even higher levels of customer satisfaction for us.’

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