From process data to actionable insight

Our data handling tools are at the heart of our consultancy approach. The tools we create are all tied to our expertise on aviation security, and enable us to create new insights from process data. By means of these tools we are able to bring and explain you the occurring challenge, and more important, the solution to overcome that challenge.

The tools we create and use can exist as delivered end-products, specifically looking at dashboards or simulation tools, however much of the tools are also used internally for constructing engagement outcomes. And for every tool counts; flexibility is key.


Data handling tools


Security checkpoint capture tool

The in-house tool we use for accurately capturing the security checkpoint process as is. Output of the tool is a comprehensive set of passenger and operator security process data that provides for rich analysis and visualisation purposes. Some important characteristics:

  • Configurable to every security checkpoint equipment set-up.

  • Robust structure in place to capture every dynamic within the security checkpoint process.

Security Lane and Checkpoint MOdelling tool

This tool is utilized for modelling process capacity of a detailed security lane design. The tool uses input parameters specific to the current security process and airport KPI requirements, which are often captured by our security checkpoint capture tool. Depicted on the left is the front-end of our tool, including output process capacities. The most important outcomes of a modelling exercise performed with our modelling tool are:

  • A coherent parametrical representation of the security process at hand.

  • Performance capacity determination of the independent sub processes within a security checkpoint.

  • Performance, staffing and efficiency figures projecting lane design on a checkpoint level.

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LAne and checkpoint builder

Our lane and checkpoint builder enables us to make a direct link between a performance modelled security lane, including all specific dimensions and components, and a visual functional lane design. Doing so, a future checkpoint situation is easily constructed, enabling a representation of a potential future situation. Our tool includes:

  • A functional design based on modularity, independent from a specific lane manufacturer.

  • All available equipment components that are on the market today.

  • Flexibility features to easily go beyond todays standard.

Trial progression dashboard

As already highlighted in our approach to security equipment implementation, Point FWD has expertise in performing quality walk-alongs during trial projects. One of the tools we’re utilizing during projects like these, is the trial progression dashboard, including KPI reporting defined and specified by the airport. Quite some knowledge available from previous projects though, so you wouldn’t have to do all the design thinking yourself. Important features are:

  • Based on actual data captures combined with machine data collected in one analysis.

  • To be used in weekly discussions and management reporting, and even as a trial summary.

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Security operations Simulation tool

Still in development, but yet very helpful when in the phase of plan and decision-making. This Simio-based simulation tool provides you with a visual representation of your future checkpoint operation after technology implementation. The tool is easily configured to be built around your checkpoint environment, making specific and realistic impact. The helpful outcomes are:

  • A sensible representation of occurring bottlenecks in your security process.

  • Powerful explanatory value for technology impact and process optimization.

Queue analysis and simulation tool

Most often as part of a security checkpoint redesign project, queue analysis can be performed in order to assess the impact of implementation on the queuing process. Doing so, airport representation profiles are constructed based on airport flight schedules, resulting in passenger presentation profiles at the security checkpoint. Some of the KPIs included are:

  • Average duration of passenger in queueing process.

  • Number of passengers in queuing process.

  • Growth projection of queue increase.