DHL Launches First Open Innovation Competition

Extracted 05OCT2011 from

DHL is the first logistics provider worldwide to start an Open Innovation competition on City Logistics. Open Innovation is a paradigm that assumes that firms can and should use ideas gathered from a variety of external sources in addition to ones generated internally, as they look to advance their technology. It is already a well-known tool in the automotive, technology and consumer industries.

With this contest, DHL Solutions & Innovations (DSI) is aiming to gather ideas and input from academics, politicians, IT experts and others, to further develop their existing concept for City Logistics in a collaborative and innovative way. With several innovations such as the Consolidation Center, the DHL Smart Truck, the Packstation (24/7 Service Point) and other “green” ideas, DHL is at the cutting edge of the market when it comes to urban logistics...