Planning & Optimization of Transports

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The reliable supply and disposal of the automotive industry requires reliable logistics. In the course of the global orientation of production and sales markets, many transport systems for procurement and vehicle distribution are combined in order to achieve synergies for cost reduction in production and logistics by bundling quantities. The challenges in this network competition are mastering cross-company processes, product complexity and the increasing number of variants. With increasing complexity, the supply reliability of the participating companies must be guaranteed across the entire network while at the same time minimizing inventories and transport costs.


  • Demand and capacity management
  • Optimization of transport networks (distribution, procurement)
  • Reduction of logistics costs
  • Optimum number and location of logistics locations and transport stages
  • Improvement of the delivery service
  • Synergies through bundling of transport volumes
  • Efficient handling techniques
  • Use of multimodal transports
  • Reduction of empty runs
  • Cross-Border optimization
  • Analysis of tariff systems
  • Key figure concepts
  • Market screening and validation of Transport Management Software (TMS) software functions certified by Fraunhofer
  • Tender and implementation support, qualification


Further information

AEROFLEX [project page]
EU project with participation of Fraunhofer IVI and Fraunhofer IML for the development of new technologies, concepts and structures with optimized aerodynamics, propulsion and safety systems for trucks.

Optimization of the distribution network for Continental [brochure (German) / Fraunhofer IML]

The truck of the future and its relevance for the Rola [brochure (German) / Fraunhofer IML]

Development Potentials of the Port of Dortmund [brochure (German) / Fraunhofer IML]

BMW Enterprise Lab for Flexible Logistics [brochure (German) / Fraunhofer IML]

ERP selection at Woco Industrietechnik GmbH [brochure (German) / Fraunhofer IML]

Selection of a logistics planning software at the BMW Group AG [brochure (German) / Fraunhofer IML]