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The 'Chair of IT-based Logistics' at the Goethe University Frankfurt was founded in spring 2009 by the Detlef-Hübner Foundation and D.Logistics an international logistics and packaging company. Its major goal is to promote research on cooperative and collaborative logistics solutions which are suitable and important to reduce CO2 emissions deriving from transportation business. In order to achieve this goal, a far ranging IT support of logistics systems is required. The 'Chair of IT-based Logistics' is therefore part of the information systems department at the Goethe University Frankfurt. By optimizing the entire transportation process, starting with the right choice of hub and depot locations, continuing with an elaborate collaborative tour planning concept, and ending with the dynamic control and surveillance of the delivery tasks, our research tries to significantly reduce resource consumption by the use of intelligent and networked IT solutions.