The Fraunhofer IML is said to be first address in the holistic logistics research and is working on all fields of internal and external logistics.
Made-to-measure arranged teams create cross-industry and customer-specific solutions in the area of materials handling, warehouse management, supply chain management, simulation supported business and system planning and also traffic systems, closed loop economy, resources logistics, building logistics and e-business. For interdisciplinary projects the Institute can draw on a total of 24,000 employees of 67 institutes within the entire Fraunhofer association. Not least the Fraunhofer IMl is acting as general coordinator for the multi-institute central theme »Internet of Things« within the entire Fraunhofer association.
Initiated by Fraunhofer IMl, 120 companies and 11 research institutes won the »Spitzenclusterwettbewerb« of the German Government in 2010.