Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics

Plan logistics – guarantee mobility – design the future

Logistics consulting by specialists: Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics advises companies of all industries and sizes in all questions about material flow and logistics. For our customers we offer widespread services:

As consultants we support in fulfilling new tasks and meeting requirements, as researchers we work out new solutions together with our customers, as planners we help to optimize the internal and external logistics and as developers we realize solutions in soft- and hardware. In the process, Fraunhofer IML focuses on company-specific, made-to-measure solutions and accompanies its customers from planning to implementation.




A Driving Force for Production: Logistics and Factories of the Future

Logistics proves more and more to be the driving force for production – particularly in the context of Industry 4.0. Finally, the „European Factories of the Future Research Association“ (EFFRA) takes that trend into account.


Aviation Logistics

Fraunhofer IML plans new Air Cargo Terminal in Doha



The »First Stakeholder Forum« in the context of the implementation of the »Digitising European Industry« initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the European Commission will take place 31. January and 1. Feburary 2017 at Grand Hall Zollverein in Essen...


»Hands on!«

Future Logistics Congress – 34th Dortmund Talks

With the motto »How to do the Revolution« more than 500 participants from business and science discussed questions that keep us thinking today and in future.


British Rail Minister, Paul Maynard, acquires information from Fraunhofer

The minister was impressed by the technological competency in non-destructive testing, the laser-supported contact wire testing »made by Fraunhofer« and by the innovative approaches with respect to lightweight construction of rail vehicles.


New Research Project Innovationlab Hybrid Services in Logistics

The key topic Industry 4.0 and its effects will be examined from now on in the new Innovationlab Hybrid Services in Logistics. A central scientific question is how to design and organise responsible and target-oriented performance in the interaction of men and machines in joint networks.


One year of Fraunhofer IML »BMW Enterprise Lab for Flexible Logistics«

Global networks are still among the big challenges of modern logistics. In the »BMW Enterprise Lab for Flexible Logistics« the automobile manufacturer BMW and logistics experts of Fraunhofer IML work together on adaptable technologies and network models for the supply chain.


Newsletter »logistics ahead«

The new international newsletter of Fraunhofer IML »logistics ahead« updates about news of the institute as well as current research results.


Find more international News of Fraunhofer IML in the archive.