Room for innovative ideas

Room for innovative ideas

When it comes to generating ideas for new projects, the Open Logistics Foundation uses the concept of open ideation. It goes like this: In workshops, experts from companies that are part of the Innovation Community jointly develop topics regarding open source solutions they want to work on next. And so it happened also in the most recent workshop held in August, which was hosted by Rhenus Logistics. In the following article, two innovation coaches will be elaborating on the concept.

A license for commercialisation

A license for commercialisation

Companies can use the standard components from the Open Logistics repository as a basis for the development and commercialisation of non-open extensions and services. The the Open Logistics Foundation has created the legal framework for this with a so-called permissive licence modelled on the Apache 2.0 licence. CEO Andreas Nettsträter explains the characteristics.

A new mindset for procurement

A new mindset for procurement

No use of open source software? That is no longer imaginable in most companies. The Bitkom Open Source Monitor 2021 concludes that 71 percent of all companies in Germany already use OS. The approach is also interesting for logistics and supply chain management. A talk with Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Michael Henke, Director of the Fraunhofer IML.

“Coopetition!”

“Coopetition!”

Open-source over classic collaboration: Companies such as Dachser, DB Schenker, duisport and Rhenus want to use the Open Logistics Foundation to advance the interests of all – they do not believe digitalization can be achieved in isolation. Stefan Hohm, CDO at DACHSER SE, shares his thoughts.