More than just shipping.
A full load of logistics.
Addressing common pain points
Despite a lot of efforts made to overcome inefficient, inflexible, or error-prone processes, today’s logistics still suffers from a lot of pain points. The overall goal of the Open Logistics Foundation is to initiate and promote innovative digital, open source solutions addressing these pain points across the entire spectrum of logistics (transport, intralogistics, production logistics, supply chain management, etc.).
Current projects are focusing on core business areas and specific logistics issues of the participating companies. The ETD Working Group (ETD = electronic transport documents), for example, has devoted itself to developing a solution for companies to handle all kinds of shipping documents in a uniform manner.
What are your pain points?
Among the project ideas resulting from the latest workshop are:
Developing a common driver app (or a common framework for developing such an app)
Developing uniform interfaces and processes for recording and transmission of train and wagon information
Track and trace
Developing a standardised interface for implementation of intermodal, cross-company tracking and tracing
Open source as a driver of innovation
The Foundation‘s Innovation Community develops hardware and software components for (standard) logistics processes, allowing companies to offer new, innovative services and pursue new, innovative business models.
Our Innovation Community is mainly comprised of the following types of companies:
- Logistics service providers
- Equipment service providers
- IT companies
- Shipping companies
- Forwarding companies
- Port/Airport operators
- Platform operators