Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics

In our annual report we look back ...

... to a special logistics year 2020.

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The new Charter of Logistics

Two innovation projects that are connected to each other synergistically and have one common goal: the Silicon Economy.

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Digital Logistics Award 2021

The "Digital Logistics Award" honors new solutions and exciting ideas from pioneers in the logistics industry. Once again this year, the Digital Hub Logistics will honor the winners virtually, as part of the Future Congress Logistics 2021 from September 14th to 15th.

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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.




The impact of Silicon Economy

Open Source and Open Ideation are to take logistics in Europe to the next level


Talk: smart logistics future

Open Source and Open Ideation are to take logistics in Europe to the next level


Next generation innovations

Europe and Africa working together for digitization


The feature of customs clearance

Brexit gives impetus for blockchain-based customs clearance


Newsletter “logistics ahead“

The 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.

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The Social Networked Industry

Find out more about our picture of the future and the possibilities of human-machine interaction.


International Activities

“A strong international network with excellent partners has the potential to boost innovation in logistics.“

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Michael ten Hompel, Managing Director at Fraunhofer IML