Cooperation between Fraunhofer Institutes
The Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML and the Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering ISST from Dortmund worked together to start the research project "Logistics Mall – Cloud Computing for Logistics". The close collaboration linked logistics and IT and used the synergies from both areas of expertise to achieve the project goals.
By taking the Cloud Computing approach, the two Fraunhofer institutes developed a new generation of logistics IT support. Logistics processes are becoming more and more complex and the requirements for flexibility and dynamism are constantly growing. The existing IT solutions no longer adequately reflect the processes. The close collaboration between the two institutes and the combined use of logistics and IT know-how resulted in a service-oriented platform: the Logistics Mall.