Project contracts

We are your external research and technology partner!

Do you want to optimise your material flow and warehouse planning and use the technology of tomorrow? Are you looking for concepts and solutions for resilient and sustainable supply chain management? Do you need support with issues relating to the mobility of goods and people, the circular economy and health logistics? We support our partners in the use of new technologies and the development of new business models, in researching and implementing innovative concepts.

With Fraunhofer IML, companies gain an innovative and reliable partner for their logistics projects: We not only conduct research into the future of logistics as part of publicly funded projects, but also develop implementation-orientated concepts and practical solutions for companies, associations and local authorities.

Our partners value us for ...

  • our high level of scientific, business and technological expertise and our motivated and committed employees
  • our comprehensive expertise from various engineering, economic and social science disciplines and in practical implementation 
  • our innovative capacity and creativity
  • our neutrality, reliability and trustworthiness

Your success is our aspiration: the path to collaboration

You get in touch with us by phone or e-mail: either with our contact person for project assignments or directly with an employee from one of our departments. 

We familiarise ourselves with your task and present you with initial proposals for suitable service and technology offerings in a personal meeting - on site at the institute or at your company.

Working in partnership, we will lead your project to success. The framework conditions, structure and objectives of the project are set out in a project contract that is binding for both parties.

Our range of services and technologies at a glance

Logistics system planning and design

Design of innovative solutions for logistics systems and supply chain management, including the necessary tools and concepts


Design and construction of prototypes (in particular mechanical, electrical, electronic and control technology) up to pre-series production in our own prototype centre


Test halls, research centre, application centre, workshops, laboratories and test beds


Software development

Architecture design, component design, coding, implementation, integration, migration



Supporting companies in the pilot implementation of innovative concepts and plans


Scientific studies, interviews, expert reports, market analyses



Conceptual development of solutions and solution approaches


Supporting companies with tenders, supplier selection, implementation monitoring for hardware, software and management systems

Current references (extract)

Optimisation of "Pick & Pack" processes for SAP

Development of a sustainable packaging strategy for Vaillant Germany

"Proof of Value" for the evaluation of ordering systems for Sanacorp Pharmaceutical trade

Development of a target image for the establishment of a resilient order fulfilment process for the BMW Group

Support for Vonovia SE's initiative for a sustainable future of building and living

Development of a logistics concept for the production of hydrogen electrolysers for thyssenkrupp nucera AG

Selection of an ERP infrastructure for Wilhelm Wernecke GmbH & Co. KG

Plant concept for site modernisation for Chemische Fabrik Wocklum Gebr. Hertin

Feasibility study on the use of electric lorries for transport from a quarry for Dyckerhoff GmbH

Concept for the realisation of a micro-depot in the city of Herne

Creation of a logistics concept for the new construction of the Georgsheil central hospital

Quickcheck yard logistics and simulation at Capri-Sun