2009 Winner Profile

CitationShares

Project Description:
CitationShares, a private jet company, developed a Schedule Optimization System that monitors operational performance and finds opportunities to improve the schedule for its jets and crews. The system can find the minimum-cost set of aircraft trips and crew assignments that satisfies all customer requirements, crew duty constraints and a wide variety of other constraints covering a time horizon of up to three days. The company reports that the new system has improved scheduling and reduced direct operating costs by over 15 percent.
Project type:
Databases, Process Improvement
Business Functions:
Operations
Business Goal:
Financial
CEO:
Steven O'Neill, CEO
Headquarters:
Greenwich, Conn.
Industry:
Transportation
Revenue (2008):
$400 million
Website:
www.cessna.com
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