Dr. Jörg Dittrich earned his doctorate in production and procurement logistics in 1997 from the Bavarian Research Center for Knowledge-Based Systems (FORWISS) under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Peter Mertens. As the founder of Axis GmbH and later ATRADA AG, he drove the development of online auction platforms. After ten years of senior-level management experience at EDS and HP, Jörg Dittrich founded Orpheus GmbH with his partner Michael Lauer.
In cooperation with the several top management consultancies, Orpheus has developed innovative spend and logistics management solutions for large corporations and midsize companies. Companies use solutions from Orpheus to analyze over €300 billion of spend volume and have generated huge savings through sourcing initiatives.
Joerg Dittrich and Michael Lauer established Orpheus to help managers see and measure their savings potential through intelligent software that combines AI and data mining algorithms with innovative reporting. Today, Orpheus offers cost-effective software solutions for spend management, big data, spend analytics and savings potential as well as planning and managing sourcing initiatives. Its R&D and customer projects center on artificial intelligence, category recognition, and savings measurement tools.
Through his vast hands-on experience, Joerg Dittrich has lectured at several universities and has published numerous articles and books on sourcing/outsourcing, spend and production management, as well as IT consulting.