A new software kit – the Wrapper Toolbox – now enables companies to integrate a data space connector into their IT landscape quickly and easily.
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4. May 2021
New in the blog: Andreas Scheuer, Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, on the digital mindset in logistics
To strengthen Germany’s world-leading position as a logistics location – that is one of the targets of the »Innovation Program Logistics 2030« which is also funding the Silicon Economy.
4. May 2021
How the Silicon Economy is rethinking logistics to go completely digital
To strengthen Germany’s world-leading position as a logistics location – that is one of the targets of the »Innovation Program Logistics 2030«. The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is funding the Silicon Economy project to the tune of 25 million euros as part of its logistics program. Federal Minister Andreas Scheuer explains why this project is a very special one for his ministry and the future of logistics.
26. March 2021
To create de facto standards with the Silicon Economy
The term Silicon Economy has meanwhile become widely known in academia, but in the business world there is still a lack of clarity about its specific content. However, the more specific applications find their way into production and logistics, the more tangible the vision becomes. With a multitude of application-oriented and illustrative projects, the path is currently leading step by step, but straight into the Silicon Economy. Dr. Stephan Peters, Member of the Board of the Rhenus Group, explains why the logistics service provider is so committed to the project.
23. February 2021
Open, sovereign, intelligent: an new approach für arrival time predictions
Ein neuer, KI-basierter ETA-Dienst für die Silicon Economy basiert auf unabhängigen Mobilitätsdaten und kann von Unternehmen frei verwendet werden.
25. January 2021
Open Source as accelerator of the platform economy
Open Source has changed the way software is developed: it became an integral part of almost every modern software solution today. Initial approaches of providing source codes for solutions and creating community-based methods and tools for collaboration have evolved into perfected, highly professional approaches to modern software development and project management from which companies significantly benefit. DB Schenker is also among the companies that believe in open source: the group developed its own open source strategy and is consistently pursuing it.
24. November 2020
Blockchain in university teaching: specialist laboratory launched at TU Dortmund University
With the specialist laboratory »Blockchain in Supply Chain Management«, prospective industrial engineers at TU Dortmund University are now coming into direct contact with an important area of the Silicon Economy.
17. November 2020
From Hype to reality: “LogCoin” makes smart contracts possible
The crypto currency “LogCoin” which is based on the blockchain technology should enable the conclusion of smart contracts in logistics. The start-up LedgerEngineers – a Fraunhofer IML spin-off – has been pushing this ahead for some time on the basis of the research in the institute, however, in the B2C area. CFO and Co-Founder Natalia Broza-Abut talks about the origins and objectives of the young company to make logistics more digital with “LogCoin” – and the commitment to the European Blockchain Institute.
12. November 2020
Open source software becomes a driver of the platform economy
Logistics and trade companies are constantly looking for digital solutions that make processes and systems more efficient, secure and user-friendly. At present, large companies in particular are deliberately using open source software for this purpose, i.e. freely available software instead of commercial programs. Stefan Reuss, Head of Digital Solutions and IT of Würth Industrie Service, also considers this approach to be the right way forward in the platform economy. In this article, he explains why the world market leader in the distribution of assembly and fastening materials is committing itself to the “Supply Chain Execution” innovation project within the “Silicon Economy Logistics Ecosystem” research project.
29. October 2020
With the LoadRunner® the Silicon Economy flies faster
In the context of the pitches made by the most important logistics think tanks at the German Logistics Congress, Fraunhofer IML presented the LoadRunner as a contribution to the Silicon Economy.
27. October 2020
»Blockchain Device« opens new chapter for the Silicon Economy
As the winner of the NRW Innovation Prize 2020, Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Michael ten Hompel presented a blockchain-capable IoT device for monitoring temperature-sensitive goods along global supply chains.
19. October 2020
Agile development projects work on specific use cases
The first development projects in the »Silicon Economy Logistics Ecosystem« innovation project have got off to a good start. Solutions for the Silicon Economy infrastructure are developed on the basis of exemplary logistics use cases.