Open source in logistics: being part of it is (not) everything

Open source in logistics: being part of it is (not) everything

Digitalisation in logistics must not be an end in itself but rather serve to make logistics more efficient and more stable as a whole. This is why open and collaborative solutions are required: solutions that transcend system boundaries and are accessible to all. As a result, the Open Logistics Foundation member network is working together to develop open source solutions. It focuses on services that businesses cannot utilise to differentiate themselves from competitors, but the efficiency of these services can be significantly improved through standardising.

No more isolated solutions: Accelerating innovation

No more isolated solutions: Accelerating innovation

Open Source is one of the drivers of digital innovation in many companies today. Representatives from three member companies of the Open Logistics Foundation explain the
importance of open source for them. Three different companies, three individual open source strategies – but a common vision.

From the idea to the project

From the idea to the project

An open source community thrives on the commitment of its members – and needs the support of an organisation. Nathalie Böhning,
Innovation and Project Manager at the Open Logistics Foundation, answers the most important questions about the interaction between the Head Office and the companies in the so-called ideation process, the path from idea to project.

No more isolated solutions: Easy communication with other systems

No more isolated solutions: Easy communication with other systems

Open Source is one of the drivers of digital innovation in many companies today. Representatives from three member companies of the Open Logistics Foundation explain the
importance of open source for them. Three different companies, three individual open source strategies – but a common vision.

We need to build legally compliant code together

We need to build legally compliant code together

No one would think of planning and building houses without considering the applicable building regulations. In software development, however, legal regulations are often ”neglected“. The Hamburg lawyer and digitalisation expert Dr. David Saive, LL.M., wants to change
that – a conversation about the necessity of interdisciplinary cooperation between law and technology.

Harmonising Logistics: A conversation about the journey of the Open Logistics Foundation

Harmonising Logistics: A conversation about the journey of the Open Logistics Foundation

This year, we’ve attended multiple events, engaging in discussions about open source for logistics and supply chain management. Frequently, we encountered inquiries surrounding the nature of our work, the purpose behind our initiative, and the process of our operations. These queries ranged from understanding the core mission of the Open Logistics Foundation to inquiries about how we foster collaboration among industry competitors and the specific role played by the Head Office. Amidst these queries, some misconceptions about the Open Logistics Foundation have also surfaced. Addressing these questions and dispelling misconceptions, our interviewee, Carina Tüllmann, the COO of the Open Logistics Foundation, is here to provide a comprehensive clarification.

No more isolated solutions: Solutions for the broad “masses”

No more isolated solutions: Solutions for the broad “masses”

Open Source is one of the drivers of digital innovation in many companies today. Representatives from three member companies of the Open Logistics Foundation explain the
importance of open source for them. Three different companies, three individual open source strategies – but a common vision.

„The next big thing“: the eFTI Regulation

„The next big thing“: the eFTI Regulation

The EU regulation on electronic transport information, or eFTI for short, poses major challenges for logistics companies, but also offers
them opportunities. What the regulation says, why it is also spurring the introduction of the electronic consignment note – and what role open source plays in its implementation.

In 28 hours from the idea to the solution

In 28 hours from the idea to the solution

The “IATA ONE Record Hackathon“ is a platform for digital experts who want to develop innovative solutions based on the ONE Record standard for air cargo. Oliver Ditz, research associate at Fraunhofer IML and head of the Working Group Digital Air
Cargo, took part in the seventh edition of the exclusive event in Frankfurt with his NE:ONE Play
team. The countdown is on …