Environment and Resource Logistics

Expertise in Logistics, Environment and Recycling Management

The limited receptiveness of our ecological systems, as well as, the increasing shortage of natural resources requires a rethinking in society and economy. Hence, one of the biggest challenges of this century is to make our business processes more eco-friendly and sustainable.

An ecological, high-performance and efficient logistics gives you its decisive advantage. As an innovative partner we develop specially customized solutions including the required ICT for your company, from the basic concept to the final realization.

Corresponding to the Fraunhofer philosophy we work as a neutral and independent consultant. In joint project teams we work on shaping your business processes economically and sustainable, and thus making your company »fit for the future«.

Environment and Resources

Competent consulting on the efficient use of material and energy resources: With Green Logistics we minimize logistic processes, material and energy utilization throughout the entire supply chain with the help of technical and organizational measures.

Out fields of activity within the scope of environment and resources cover the following aspects:

  • Ecological and economic assessment, life cycle assessment, CO2 footprint 
  • Material flow management – systematic, efficient resource utilization 
  • Supply chain management for secondary raw materials / urban mining 
  • Logistics for renewable energy sources / biomass logistics 
  • Strategies for reverse logistics, reuse, recycling, product take-back systems 
  • Sustainable resource management and efficient resource utilization

Waste and Recycling Management

The transition from waste management to resource and recycling management leads to constantly rising quality standards and efficiency in logistics. This applies to businesses of commercial and municipal waste management as well as to industry, trade and service enterprises with in-house disposal tasks. Against this background we offer suitable concepts and long-standing expertise for customized solutions.

Constructions Site Logistics

Logistics at construction sites becomes increasingly complicated with rising construction volume, and from a certain size, it can only be arranged with professional know-how and strategies. The concepts and tools offered by Fraunhofer IML resist these challenges and help to keep process costs at a minimum. From the first step up to the commissioning, the project is economically and efficiently coordinated.