Digital logistics (DigitLog) | Background

Digital logistics (DigitLog) refers to the use of digital technologies and data analysis tools to improve efficiency and transparency in the supply chain. The goal of digital logistics is to optimize logistics processes by collecting and analyzing data in real time. The focus of this working group will be on digital production logistics and AI in logistics.

Digitalization is considered the success factor for production logistics and holds enormous potential. For example, digital twins in logistics centers can be used to intelligently combine items on incoming goods pallets, which makes it much easier to store products in stores. Driverless transport systems for internal transport, digital platforms for capacity planning/deployment or track & trace can also optimize warehouse logistics and improve competitiveness.

AI (artificial intelligence) brings together a number of areas of computer science and mathematics with the aim of solving complex tasks. Artificial intelligence now offers a wide range of possible applications and opens up numerous new opportunities for logistics companies. Despite this, it is still far from having arrived in the industry. Logistics, with its widely ramified networks, is an ideal field of application for artificial intelligence. The intelligent evaluation of data allows future production and transport volumes to be forecast, for example.


This working group aims to support and promote the exchange of knowledge, technology, contacts and ideas in the field of digital logistics. The objective is the exchange between researchers, companies and users, networking and cooperation within the working group and the initiation of new projects.


Activities | of the Working Group

Technological cooperation

  • Development of a pool of experts
  • Support with match-making
  • Information and advice on funding applications
    • Funding / technology scouting
    • R&D funding application coaching

Marketing and public relations

  • Reports about the working group on the website, in social media, flyers, in the newsletter and in specialist media
  • Organization of workshops, e.g. with users
  • Events with cooperation partners
  • Use of the online job market and the job wall in the TechBase

Networking and sharing experiences

The Working Group meets two to three times a year, each time focusing on a different topic, to exchange ideas and gain new impetus through specialist presentations and the presentation of use cases.

You can find the current events under the Events tab.


Participants | Achieving more together

Die Working Group richtet sich an Unternehmen und Forschungseinrichtungen mit entsprechenden technologischen Kompetenzen, aber auch Anwender, mit der Bereitschaft an unternehmensübergreifenden Projekten mitzuarbeiten, Wissen zu teilen und gemeinsam neue Technologien zu entwickeln und anzuwenden.

Press, News & Events

Would you like to participate?

The Working Group is open to other members who would like to develop innovative solutions and share knowledge together with other companies and research institutions.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

About the cluster team



Julia Dick
Project manager
Tel. +49 941 604889 19