Lufthansa Technik Deploys E2open for Extended Logistics VisibE2open, provider of cloud-based solutions for collaborative planning and execution across global trading networks, today announced that Lufthansa Technik is leveraging the E2open Business Network. The cloud-based platform gives Lufthansa Technik the distinct competitive advantage of better ensuring continuity of supply and reducing delayed deliveries by getting immediate notification of problems and exceptions.
“We required a cost-effective solution that was designed to provide us with timely and accurate information across our extended supply chain,” said Thomas Wilms, Manager of Solutions for Business Logistics, IT at Lufthansa Technik. “The E2open platform provides a streamlined approach to our logistics network with the flexibility and responsiveness that we require for moving time-sensitive spare parts. With E2open, we can now determine the first available opening on a cargo plane and get the commit back from the carrier on the order and booking process with Lufthansa Cargo in seconds, as opposed to the manual booking process used before.”
Lufthansa Technik is one of the world’s leading providers of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for aircraft, engines and components. At Lufthansa Technik, E2open is managing the electronic communication between the Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) system and relevant logistics service providers. E2open offers the E2open Logistics Network (ELN), an integrated connectivity solution for Transportation Management Systems (TMS), which simplifies the effort of establishing electronic integration between shippers, transportation carriers and logistics service providers.
Through the ELN, Lufthansa Technik connects a range of German road transportation services with the partner airline cargo services of leading carriers. “At Lufthansa Technik, we can rapidly connect to new service providers now and in the future with a wide range of message types and formats that the E2open Business Network can accommodate via their reusable maps and canonicals,” continued Lufthansa Technik’s Wilms.
“In today’s challenging aviation and MRO market, Lufthansa Technik is truly an innovator,” said Mark Woodward, President and CEO at E2open. “With E2open’s cloud-based platform, Lufthansa Technik can easily, rapidly and cost-effectively respond, and act upon, time-sensitive requests intelligently, through the provision of complete visibility into their 3PLs and extended airline partner cargo networks.”
More than 39,000 trading partners and 130,000 unique registered users currently participate in the E2open Business Network, which allows participants to share plans and data and execute business processes in a secure, real-time manner. The E2open Business Network also provides collaboration tools and analytics so that E2open customers can make more informed and efficient decisions.