Software Engineering

Experience that pays off

In the field of logistics, special requirements need special solutions. We offer practical research, extensive experience in developing software for logistics, professional project management, and qualified IT strategic consulting. We also create custom solutions for complex problems. Our portfolio covers all of the necessary steps from theory to practice.

You have to keep thinking ahead if you want to play a leading role in the competitive marketplace. Although most known and recurring problems can be solved using standard software, problems that are out of the ordinary need to be recognized as early as possible and handled with new, visionary solutions.

However, new solutions need new, customized software concepts that effectively and efficiently support the processes. For this very reason, the Department of Software Engineering of the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML combines innovation and research with practical development and user-oriented implementation.

»We develop future«


Software Development

Software as a foundation:
Today, modern logistics is no longer possible without modern IT. Our team develops IT solutions specifically designed to meet your needs in all areas of logistics. Our promise to you: sophisticated software with quality and brains! Analysis, conception, architecture design, component design, implementation, refactoring, integration, migration and evaluation - we offer you comprehensive solutions.



We develop the future:
Through our participation in various
research projects, we are always surrounded by the latest developments and ideas.
This creative spirit runs through all our projects, because as a department in an application-oriented research institute we know exactly what it means to forge ideas and put them into practice. As our customer, you always profit from this special competence.


IT Strategic Consulting

Standstill means regression:
Being successful is no guarantee of staying successful. Secure your competitive position for the long term and let us look beyond our horizons together. From standard software to new software concepts that are individually tailored to your requirements and effectively and resource-efficiently support your processes, we are at your side.


Here you will find what qualifies us as a partner: Many years of experience, successful projects and numerous awards speak in our favor.

Our topics

Our consulting services are not limited to individual topics, but based on experience, a cross-topic combination of the individual aspects leads to the best possible solution for your individual challenge. We are here to consult you!


Here you will find the right contact person for your request and an overview of the Software & Information Engineering department.


Here you will find a selection of our scientific publications (technical papers, essays, lectures and studies).