On the 12th of September, during the Zukunftskongress 2023, seven finalists of the Digital Logistics Award 2023 had the opportunity to deliver a compelling 3-minute pitch and engage in a spontaneous lightning round of questions before an audience of over 500 logistics decision-makers. Their goal was to persuade these industry leaders that their innovative ideas were the best, seeking their valuable votes. Later that evening, at the prestigious Phoenix des Lumières in Dortmund, the top three winners were revealed: MANSIO, CO2OPT GmbH, and bobbie for 1Lieferschein consortium secured the first, second and third place, respectively. The Open Logistics Foundation congratulates the winners and looks forward to seeing their projects scale across the industry.
Open Customs Blockchain selected in the first cohort of use cases for the European Blockchain Sandbox
We are happy to announce that our Working Group Open Customs Blockchain, represented together with our partners ALS Customs Services and Fraunhofer IML, has been selected as part of the 20 use cases participating in the first cohort of the European Blockchain Regulatory Sandbox. Given the support and joint efforts involved, this opportunity promises significant progress in digitalising customs processes.
The Open Logistics Foundation congratulates the eight finalists that stood out to the jury from the pool of 52 applications from 18 countries and four continents! The start-ups: Arinto Maritime GmbH, bobbie for 1Lieferschein consortium, CO2OPT GmbH, Heylog GmbH, Konsent GmbH, MANSIO GmbH, NxtLog and Swoove Inc, get to pitch their innovative idea at the Zukunftskongress Logistik. More than 500 logistics decision-makers will vote for the top 3 best ideas that will win up to 24,000€ in prize money to develop their idea further. Thank you to all the start-ups and start-ins who participated and continue to transform the logistics industry with their innovative ideas. We look forward to the pitches and to finding out the audience’s choices.
Welcoming fresh perspectives: Alexander Garbar and Dieter Sellner join the Board of Directors of the Open Logistics e. V.
The Open Logistics Foundation elected two new members to join the Board of Directors of the Open Logistics e. V. – the support association of the Open Logistics Foundation. Alexander Garbar, Head of Corporate Development and Strategy at duisport and Dieter Sellner, Head of Digital Transformation at DB Schenker, step in. With their strong expertise, they are a valuable addition to the Board.
At the ONE Record Hackathon in Seeheim on 23rd June 2023, our partner the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML, introduced NE:ONE, an innovative open source ONE record server software for the air cargo community. Following the publication of NE:ONE in the Open Logistics Foundation Repository, the Working Group Digital Air Cargo accomplished a significant milestone in digitising and streamlining operations within the air cargo industry.
On the 13th of June 2023 at the IPIC-International Physical Internet Conference: Expanding the Logistics Scope 2023 in Greece, the Open Logistics Foundation was awarded the “ALICE Logistics Innovation Award”, in recognition of outstanding engagement and achievements in creating open source software and de-facto standards for the logistics industry. This award acknowledges the work done within our innovation community and conveys once more that the industry’s pain points can best be solved as a community.
Open Source Innovation Day 2023 of the Open Logistics Foundation in Berlin: When will open source solutions become established in logistics – in 5, 10 or 15 years? The vast majority of participants at the Open Source Innovation Day 2023 (#OSID2023) of the Open Logistics Foundation in the co-working space „Spielfeld“ in Berlin voted for „in 5 years“. Not a single person voted for „in 15 years“. The general mood at the first event of this kind was accordingly characterised by the will to promote open source in logistics. A total of about 80 representatives from industry and research took advantage of this opportunity to broaden their perspective and gain new insights on the topic of open source.
In the last month the Open Logistics Foundation and its partners have used the concept of open ideation to formulate interesting new topics they want to work on. Two of these topics were elaborated in more detail and are now joining the eCMR project, in the Foundations rows of community projects. In the following article, these two new Working Groups and included projects will be introduced.
Markus Sandbrink, the Rhenus Group’s Chief Information Officer, and Andreas Nettsträter, the CEO of the Open Logistics Foundation, are guests in the podcast “Logistics People Talk”, powered by Rhenus. They emphasize the benefits provided by open source to establish de-facto standards and how competitors can confidently and successfully share ideas.