DRF Luftrettung provides crucial help in emergency situations, saving people by air, everyday. The core factors needed to supply this essential service are of course well-trained pilots and medical professionals but also modern technology and a consistent supply of needed equipment. In order to further optimize their sourcing processes DRF Luftrettung has now decided to implement OpusCapita’s eProcurement solution.
“With 31 HEMS (helicopter emergency medical services) bases in Germany and Austria for emergency operations and two centers for supply, logistics and administration, the procurement department is facing the challenge to support a variety of daily needs. Procurement of all parts that are necessary for smooth operations is always a challenge”, highlights Achim Vogel, Head of Purchasing and Logistics at DRF Luftrettung. Together with his team and other departments, such as the department for medical device or drug management, he ensures smooth procurement of goods and services required for daily operations. Many different locations and needs are the biggest challenge for standardization. Achim Vogel sees the key right here: "With the use of the OpusCapita eProcurement Suite, we are taking another big step in simplifying and simultaneously digitalizing the procurement processes for all employees."
And since every second counts in an emergency , the project time frame is ambitious as well. The first part of the project will go live within three months and will enable the purchasing of products and services via a dedicated portal. In a next step, medical products and helicopter equipment will be added to the portal. This is the part where things become a bit more complex because a tight monitoring and documentation of expiration dates and batches is needed. The implementation for this step is also already scoped out.
About DRF Luftrettung
For almost 50 years DRF Luftrettung has been an innovator and initiator with a social mission. Every year, DRF Luftrettung carries out around 40,000 operations, rescuing lives with the fastest and most modern medical assistance, while continuously developing air rescue services even further. The red-and-white air rescue organisation is following its vision: to save lives with innovative solutions, nationwide and around the clock. DRF Luftrettung is constantly investing in aviation, technical and medical innovations and is committed to maintaining high standards in emergency care by participating in studies and specialist conferences. This is particularly evident in the subject of night flying: Throughout Europe, DRF Luftrettung has the greatest experience in night rescue operations, with the most flying hours in the dark. At the center of all these activities of DRF Luftrettung the main concern is always the well-being of their patients. Further information about DRF Luftrettung can be found at www.drf-luftrettung.de.
OpusCapita enables organizations to sell, buy and pay quickly and securely, with a real-time view of their business. Our customers use our source-to-pay, cash management and product information management solutions to connect, transact and grow. OpusCapita processes hundreds of millions of electronic transactions annually on our Business Network. More information at www.opuscapita.com
Head of Marketing and Communications, OpusCapita
OpusCapita enables organizations to sell, buy and pay quickly and securely, with a real-time view of their business. Over 3,000 customers in over 100 countries use our source-to-pay, cash management and product information management solutions to connect, transact and grow. OpusCapita processes over 220 million electronic transactions annually on its Business Network, which includes almost 1 million organizations and over 11,000 financial institutions worldwide. More information at www.opuscapita.com.