Norderstedt, October 17, 2023 – Procurement is more in the spotlight than ever before. In the midst of already complex global supply chains, companies are additionally confronted with an uncertain market environment and international requirements for ecologically and ethically sustainable procurement. An example is the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive, which came into force earlier this year. In the face of these extensive challenges, digital procurement solutions can make a decisive contribution.
To meet this need, the IT consulting company Lufthansa Industry Solutions (LHIND) has bundled its comprehensive expertise in the area of procurement and offers its customers customized consulting and IT solutions. Sustainability aspects with regard to environmentally friendly procurement practices but also automation possibilities with the help of artificial intelligence play a central role.
"With our offering, we want to specifically target companies that are looking for digital support in light of new requirements such as sustainability and compliance, or that want to use it to make their purchasing processes smarter and more automated," says Ralf Struckmeier, Vice President Logistics at LHIND. "We provide our customers with our expertise in the areas of e-procurement, sustainable procurement and artificial intelligence in purchasing to offer them the key building blocks for efficient purchasing that is equipped to meet future challenges," Struckmeier continued.
LHIND offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions to meet these challenges and make procurement processes more efficient and sustainable. This ranges from the selection and implementation of eProcurement solutions, to measurement and consulting on relevant metrics such as the sustainability performance of suppliers or the development of AI solutions in purchasing. Data-driven process analysis using process mining, source-to-pay process optimization, and change management and training are also integral parts of the LHIND approach.
In this environment, the IT consultants work closely with customers to understand their individual needs and develop measures to increase the level of digitization and automation in their purchasing landscape. "The challenges in the procurement world have become diverse and demanding. We are proud to offer our customers comprehensive solutions to optimize their procurement processes while contributing to sustainability," says Ralf Struckmeier.
About Lufthansa Industry Solutions
Lufthansa Industry Solutions is a service provider for IT consulting and system integration. This Lufthansa subsidiary helps its clients with the digital transformation of their companies. Its customer base includes companies both within and outside the Lufthansa Group, as well as more than 300 companies in various lines of business. The company is based in Norderstedt and employs more than 2,400 members of staff at several branch offices in Germany, Albania, Switzerland and the USA.