NE:ONE Open Source Software released: Revolutionising modern data exchange in air freight

NE:ONE Open Source Software released: Revolutionising modern data exchange in air freight

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.

The Open Logistics Foundation receives ALICE Logistics Innovation Award

The Open Logistics Foundation receives ALICE Logistics Innovation Award

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 solutions will prevail in logistics in the next five years

Open source solutions will prevail in logistics in the next five years

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.

More innovative ideas are getting shaped

More innovative ideas are getting shaped

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.

Foundation as a guest on the Rhenus Podcast

Foundation as a guest on the Rhenus Podcast

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.

Jochen Thewes passes on the baton to Dr. Stephan Peters

Jochen Thewes passes on the baton to Dr. Stephan Peters

With a significant increase in the number of member organisations, the Open Logistics Foundation has made the transition from the build-up to the growth phase earlier than expected. As agreed upon already when the Foundation was established in December 2021, this transition is accompanied by a reorganisation of the Foundation’s Board of Directors: Jochen Thewes, CEO of DB Schenker, hands over the chair to Dr. Stephan Peters, a member of the Board of Rhenus.

Open Logistics Foundation featured on the new BVL-Podcast: “There is a huge need for a European harmonised solution!”

Open Logistics Foundation featured on the new BVL-Podcast: “There is a huge need for a European harmonised solution!”

Andreas Nettsträter, CEO of the Open Logistics Foundation, and Ingo Müller, Department Head Prototyping & Testing at Dachser, one of the founding companies of the foundation, talk about the importance of “Open Source in Logistics and Supply Chain” in the new episode (#135) of the podcast of the Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL), The Global Supply Chain Network.