Orpheus - Management Team

Björn-Uwe Mercker - Partner at McKinsey & Company

Björn-Uwe Mercker is an Partner at McKinsey & Company based in Munich, Germany. He is dedicated to the Product Development and Procurement Practice and globally assumes leadership responsibility for Orpheus - a McKinsey company. Björn-Uwe has 20+ years of experience, both working in industry and consulting.

Since joining McKinsey in 2004, he has focused on operations engagements across various industries and regions with a focus on procurement transformation and value capture programs, design to cost programs, and client capability building.

Michael Lauer - Expert for Business Intelligence in procurement

Dipl. Kfm. Michael Lauer is co-founder and COO of Orpheus GmbH. He studied Business, Economics and Business Information Systems at Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen and Nuremburg.

Together with Dr. Dittrich, he developed e-procurement and e-auction systems as well as software for materials logistics and material requirements management at Axis GmbH and later ATRADA AG.

Michael Lauer has designed BI systems for global purchasing and logistics as well as sales reporting and analysis for many different European and international customers. As a technical specialist and architect for Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), Integration Services (SSIS) and Reporting Services (SSRS), he has supported many large installations at DAX and MDax corporations in Germany as well as corporations throughout Europe.

This wealth of experience in developing standardized Business Intelligence software for procurement, production and sales controls inspired Joerg Dittrich and Michael Lauer to establish Orpheus back in 2005.

Michael Lauer has broad expertise in developing controlling methods, variance analytics and KPI systems as well as visualizing and measuring savings.

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