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.




"Theory becomes practice - the focus is on Interdisciplinary Science"

PhD School of Logistics


Michael ten Hompel honoured for his achievements in Hungary’s logistics research

Honorary Doctorate Degree Awarded


Enterprise Labs see to sustainable networking

A unique ecosystem for innovation


Think Tank ”Procurement 4.0” is pushing forward development in Germany

Procurement can become pioneer for Industry 4.0


Drone-InventAIRy-Project as successful spin-off

Doks. Innovation transforms research into marketable solutions


Go-ahead for “Centre of Excellence for Logistics and IT“

A Roadmap for the Future of Logistics


Spin-off wins award at »start2grow«

The Fraunhofer IML spin-off »doks. innovation« ranked third in the founders’ contest »start2grow« with their drone solutions »InventAIRy« and »DelivAIRy« developed at the institute. As an initiative of The City of Dortmund Economic Development Agency the contest supports founders of new businesses on their way towards self-employment.   


Presentation Emili at LogiMAT 2017

Daring researches and their interacting bin


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.