Consignment notes are among the most frequently used documents in logistics, often still created and carried manually. The open source eCMR is intended to enable the production, storage, and further processing of digital consignment notes for both national and cross-border transport.
The Logistical Steering Committee (LSC) and the Technical Steering Committee (TSC) of the Open Logistics Foundation met for its virtual kick-off. While the LSC plays a key role in shaping the content of the Open Logistics Foundation and ensures the relevance and quality of the open source projects, the TSC supports and challenges the technical development of the Foundations open source solutions and is the first point of contact for questions related to technical feasibility and realisation.
The first dates and topics for the joint event series “Deep Dive Open Source” of the Open Logistics Foundation and the research project Silicon Economy at Fraunhofer IML have been set. Those who are interested will learn everything about the freshly released open source components from the Silicon Economy projects in the one-hour online sessions. The event will start at the end of April with a live demo of GitLab, after which the individual components will be on the agenda.
Researchers at Fraunhofer IML have now made results of software and hardware developments from development projects of the “Silicon Economy” research project available in the repository of the Open Logistics Foundation. The source code of the developments is now freely available and can be further developed by companies and adapted to their needs.
Today, Dachser, DB Schenker, duisport and Rhenus established the Open Logistics Foundation in Berlin. The purpose of the non-profit foundation is to build a European open-source community aiming to promote digitalization in logistics and supply chain management based on open source and standardize logistics processes through de facto standards.