Let’s find better solutions. Together.

We are opening the next chapter for digitalization in logistics.

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Open for innovation

It requires a joint effort to push forward digitalization in logistics. Open source is an important success factor for the entire logistics industry and, at the same time, a booster for uniform processes in digital value chains. The Open Logistics Foundation aims at establishing open source in logistics and creating internal structures for working with appropriate hardware and software.

100 percent digital is not a vision but our common future in more and more use cases.

Who we are

This is what we stand for

Common development in open source projects

Developing better solutions for the digitalization of logistics and supply chain management together

Pushing ahead digitalization in logistics based on open source

Standardizing logistics processes through de facto standards 

Building an european Open Source-Community

„It is advantageous for all supply chain parties if, in future, selected software components are available to everyone free of charge as open-source elements and continuously updated via a neutral authority.“

Stefan Hohm

CDO, Dachser SE

„If we want to successfully digitize logistics, we have to overcome silo structures. Open source hardware and software can and will make an essential contribution to this.“

Jochen Thewes

CEO, DB Schenker

„Digitalization is not an end in itself. It overcomes interfaces and pays off on overriding goals such as transparency, efficiency and sustainability. Above all, it must be economically viable and successful on the market.“

Dr. Stephan Peters

Member of the Board, Rhenus SE & Co. KG

This is what we do

Support of research and practical applications

Operating and administrating a technical platform for open source software and hardware

Selecting joint projects of logistics 

Guaranteeing high code quality and neutrality in the development

Training for companies on how to use the platform

News

Establishment Open Logistocs Foundation
Laying the basis for an open-source community in logistics with the establishment of the Open Logistics Foundation in October 2021 (from left): Stefan Hohm (Dachser), Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Michael ten Hompel (Fraunhofer IML), Dr. Stephan Peters (Rhenus), Christian Bockelt (DB Schenker), Markus Bangen (duisport). Not only is a technology initiative like this unique in logistics to date, the founding members are also taking on a pioneering role as to the future topic of open source.

Founders

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Logo Schenker
Logo Rhenus
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Founding Board of Directors

Porträt Jochen Thewes

Jochen Thewes

Chairman

CEO, DB Schenker

Dr. Stephan Peters

Dr. Stephan Peters

Vice Chairman

Member of the Board, Rhenus SE & Co. KG

Porträt Stefan Hohm

Stefan Hohm

Vice Chairman

CDO, Dachser SE

Board of Trustees

Porträt Michael ten Hompel

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Michael ten Hompel

Chairman

Managing Director of Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML

Porträt Markus Bangen

Markus Bangen

CEO, duisport

Porträt Jakub Piotrowski

Jakub Piotrowski

CIO and CDO, BLG LOGISTICS GROUP

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Designing the future of logistics together with us!

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