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 …

In good company: Community as the engine of open source development

In good company: Community as the engine of open source development

User-led open source communities are an essential driver for the development of commercially relevant open source software. In a guest article for the Open Logistics Magazine, Prof. Dr. Dirk Riehle,
Professor of Computer Science at the Friedrich- Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, explains how they become successful.

Setting standards with open source

Setting standards with open source

At the international logistics service
provider Dachser, advocating the use of standards has tradition. With this in mind, the company is also involved in the Open Logistics Foundation. As a co-founder of the Foundation and a member of Working Groups and Projects, Dachser is driving forward the digitalisation of logistics – especially with a view to the so-called
commodities.

A community thrives on the contribution and unique expertise of each individual

A community thrives on the contribution and unique expertise of each individual

Dear Community, when it comes to top quality, reliable and efficient logistics services, Germany and Europe have been setting high benchmarks for many years. However, the tables turn when
it comes to digitalisation and standardisation of processes. In global comparison, European logistics companies reach at best a moderate position in these two aspects. This is mainly because
over the years, the IT processes have evolved in silo structures. In other words, companies have either independently developed their own digital solutions or rely on standard solutions from individual system providers.