January 25, 2019
Integrating Freight Flow Predictions for Shift Planning into an Enterprise-Ready Setup
Speaker: Dr. Max Pillong, Lufthansa Industry Solutions
Accurate freight flow predictions allow better shift planning and resource allocation. This presentation describes how RapidMiner can be used to integrate predictive analytics into an existing IT architecture built on diverse platforms and including third-party providers. The generated forecasts allow for precise freight flow predictions based on location, day of the week, and even down to a shift level, enabling Lufthansa Industry Solutions’ customers to precisely schedule shifts and their required manpower. This presentation gives an overview of the software architecture, the integration of RapidMiner into the productive environment with Hadoop, the concept of the predictive model built, as well as an excursion into test automation with RapidMiner.
Dr. Max Pillong
Technology Consultant, Lufthansa Industry Solutions GmbH & Co. KG
Max Pillong studied Bioinformatics at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, graduating in 2011. In 2014 he obtained a doctorate in Chemistry & Applied Biosciences (Dr. sc ETH) from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland, working in the field of computer-assisted drug design. Afterwards, he took on a research position in Basel, working for the Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research (NIBR) before joining Lufthansa Industry Solutions in 2018, where he has been mainly working as a technology consultant in the field of air cargo and logistics.