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LSG Skychefs Choose PIT  
User currently offlinePITSpeedbird From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 60 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1822 times:

Hi all -

Have heard that LSG skychefs has chosen PIT as the site for
a new deep frozen food center - the first in North America -

Looks like all is not down in the steel city!

- here is the link

http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/stories/2007/10/22/daily42.html

Cheers!

PITSpeedbird


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User currently offlineFlyingcat From United States of America, joined May 2007, 546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1744 times:

So this is what PIT has come too.

They are cheering that a freezer is opening that employs 58 people.

What next a Dunder Mifflin distribution center.


How is LSG going to move around the frozen food? Contract with US or other airline?


User currently offlineOBSMGR From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 47 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1583 times:

Quoting Flyingcat (Reply 1):
How is LSG going to move around the frozen food? Contract with US or other airline

More than likely using one of the airline industry logistics providers like Michael Lewis Co or BlueLine.

Also, while any news regarding investment in PIT is a good thing for the region, the enthusiasm should be tempered a bit as this work is taking place in the existing kitchen, which tells me they have lots of excess space- whenever these people get on the payroll, my guess is you will still have a significant amount of LSG folks on furlough....



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User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11840 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1530 times:

Quoting Flyingcat (Reply 1):
What next a Dunder Mifflin distribution center.

At least employee morale would take an upswing vs what the US operation's employees have now!  Smile


User currently offlinePITops From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1442 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1439 times:

This was already mentioned in the misery at PIT thread.


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User currently offlineSunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2057 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1396 times:

This makes a lot of sense, because with so many other airports with in the given area they can warehouse many more items for their customers. This cuts down on the amount of product at any one location.

If say AA changes their food on International flights every month, and say they stop using a BBQ chicken for say a month, then LSG in JFK or BOS doesn't need to carry it after that time, they can send it back to the PIT warehouse, or say those stations run out of BBQ Chicken then it is faster to send it from PIT, when the supplier say is in MN, or TX, and it could take a week or better to ship.

When I worked for XX Airlines the boss would order 17,000 cases of cookies or what have you because she got a great price. Then you have to have a place to put 17,000 cases, or 10 pallets.

Does this help. Its not about creating new jobs but using the space you already have.



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User currently offlineOBSMGR From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 47 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 21 hours ago) and read 1231 times:

Quoting Sunking737 (Reply 5):
If say AA changes their food on International flights every month, and say they stop using a BBQ chicken for say a month, then LSG in JFK or BOS doesn't need to carry it after that time, they can send it back to the PIT warehouse, or say those stations run out of BBQ Chicken then it is faster to send it from PIT, when the supplier say is in MN, or TX, and it could take a week or better to ship.

When I worked for XX Airlines the boss would order 17,000 cases of cookies or what have you because she got a great price. Then you have to have a place to put 17,000 cases, or 10 pallets.

Thats not really how fresh food service normally works. Individual kitchens generally produce meals for flights in house and refridgerate them in-house until needed. The meals are held for only a few days at max, as freshness is of course a big concern for the primary customers who enjoy meals on flights today- the international passenger.

While it is concievable that the food could be produced in PIT and trucked to other locations, you would still have the food production costs in PIT, in addition to the transportation costs to the point of use. Im not sure PIT could produce meals cheap enough to offset the additional costs of transportation to the point of final use. In addition to these points, its also important to mention that refridgerated shipping and storage costs more than dry/room temp storage and shipping. Since most kitchens source food components locally and have pre-arranged contracts that insure delivery many times a week to insure freshness and minimum on-hand stock, the Distribution Center approach would require either addition shipping trips for a given product, or additional storage space in the final use facility. There is the value in a consistent product of course, which a centralized food preperation facility would give you- but then again so would clearly defined menu specs.

I personally think a more likely application LSG is looking at for PIT may be retail food production (Starbucks, etc).



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