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.
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.
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.
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.
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.