Open Source Innovation Days 2024: The economy benefits significantly from open source software

Open Source Innovation Days 2024: The economy benefits significantly from open source software

With the Open Source Innovation Days 2024 – the second network meeting after the premiere in 2023 – the Open Logistics Foundation once again highlighted the value of an open source network and the value of open source software. More than 80 logistics and IT experts from the Open Logistics Foundation’s Innovation Community registered for the presentation and workshop event in Berlin to find out about the Foundation’s activities and the work in the Working Groups and to network.

Diving deeper: Our Open Source Innovation Days 2024 workshops

Diving deeper: Our Open Source Innovation Days 2024 workshops

Our Innovation Community meets again in Berlin! Happening on June 5th and 6th, 2024, the Open Source Innovation Days 2024 – Open Logistics Foundation member summit is approaching. This time, we will have two days filled with insightful discussions, workshops, and networking opportunities. This article will introduce and expand on the workshop topics, giving you insights on what to expect.

Foundation promotes collaborative logistics in the Beyond Visibility Lounge podcast

Foundation promotes collaborative logistics in the Beyond Visibility Lounge podcast

The Open Logistics Foundation, a leading advocate for collaborative solutions in the logistics industry, was recently featured in an insightful podcast episode titled “Beyond Boundaries: Opening up to transformative collaboration and Innovation”. In this insightful discussion, the Foundation’s pivotal role in driving transformative collaboration and fostering innovation was showcased, shedding light on key strategies and open source achievements in the logistics sector. Here are some highlights shared between Andreas Nettsträter, CEO of the Open Logistics Foundation, and Iliriana Kacaniku, CEO and Founder of the Open Solve Studio, as well as host and producer of the Beyond Visibility Lounge podcast.

Working Group Electronic Transport Documents welcomes new leadership

Working Group Electronic Transport Documents welcomes new leadership

Exciting times unfold as we proudly announce Jonas Kassan from the Rhenus Group, as the new Working Group co-lead for Electronic Transport Documents. Jonas Kassan, alongside Ingo Müller from Dachser SE, will guide the Working Group towards its mission of developing a unified solution for handling shipping documents across various modes of transport. This underlines how competitors work together under the Foundation’s umbrella for a common goal: to harmonise logistics solutions and define de-facto standards.

Foundation shares insights into collaborative solutions on Netzwert – The DACHSER Podcast

Foundation shares insights into collaborative solutions on Netzwert – The DACHSER Podcast

In a recent episode of NetzWert – The DACHSER Podcast, the Open Logistics Foundation took centre stage, shedding light on its efforts to revolutionise the logistics industry through collaboration and innovation. The episode featured key figures from the Foundation, including Andreas Nettsträter, CEO; Stefan Hohm, Chief Development Officer at Dachser and Member of the Board of the Open Logistics Foundation; Ingo Müller, Head of Prototyping & Testing at DACHSER and Head of the Working Group responsible for the Electronic Consignment Note (eCMR), and Roman Konrad, Customer Process & Business Integration Specialist at DACHSER.

Rhenus and Fraunhofer IML published code to revolutionise document disposal – strictly open source

Rhenus and Fraunhofer IML published code to revolutionise document disposal – strictly open source

More open source solutions are available under the Open Logistics Foundation’s Repository. The newest addition is the components of the ITCPRO level sensor. This release encompasses both software and hardware. The sensor turns recycling containers into a “smart data drum” that recognises the filling level using a time-of-flight sensor; this automatically triggers a pick-up manoeuvre, making any empty journeys unnecessary. Our partners, Rhenus Logistics and Fraunhofer IML, developed and released this sustainable solution. Making this development freely accessible to the public allows more companies to adopt it and reduce their Carbon footprint.

Ideation in action: Navigating logistics challenges with the Open Logistics Foundation!

Ideation in action: Navigating logistics challenges with the Open Logistics Foundation!

On the 16th of November 2023, our Innovation Community gathered in Dortmund at the BioMedizine Zentrum to discuss new ideas and topics that the Open Logistics Foundation should work on next. These topics revolved around specific logistical and supply chain challenges best addressed through collaboration and open source solutions. We extend our gratitude to all the participants for their invaluable contributions, dedication, and active involvement in making the Ideation Workshop 2023 a resounding success.

Digital Logistics Award 2023: Mansio, CO2OPT, and bobbie for 1Lieferschein Consortium triumph

Digital Logistics Award 2023: Mansio, CO2OPT, and bobbie for 1Lieferschein Consortium triumph

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

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.