The mastery of logistics processes and their optimization is the core objective of a logistics company. These are both intragroup as well as business-wide processes. In the case of the latter, there is always the problem of interfacing between the IT systems of the companies. The advancing digitization and initiatives such as industry 4.0 reinforce this issue as more and more information is exchanged between companies in order to e. g. improve the transparency of the processes.
For many years Fraunhofer ISST has been researching solutions to support logistics companies and logistics IT providers in order to better manage and optimize logistics processes. Exemplary results are the design of Logistics Business Objects and the PDC for the development of executable process models.