Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Smart Logistic Newsletter Archives: December 2014


FedEx buys Genco to improve e-commerce offering
FedEx is buying Genco, one of the largest third-party logistics providers in North America, in a bid to increase its e-commerce offering.
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DHL predicts move to autonomous vehicles in logistics sector
Autonomous vehicles could plays a significant role in the logistics industry according to a report from logistics giant DHL.
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DB Schenker enters IoT research partnership with Fraunhofer Institute
International logistics services provider DB Schenker is setting up a laboratory at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow & Logistics to develop technologies that will help it make the most of the internet of things, cloud computing and big data.
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Fujitsu develops slim RFID tag that can maintain signal strength when attached to metal
A compact and slim RFID tag that can be affixed to ID cards, wearable devices, metal parts and other objects that have limitations with regards to signal reception has been developed by Japan-based Fujitsu Laboratories.
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Texas Instruments transponder increases monitoring and control for asset tracking
A programmable chip from Texas Instruments increases the ability to monitor and log in asset tracking applications.
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GSM module provides least-cost routing for vessel tracking system
A GSM module developed for the recently launched Rockfleet vessel tracking system adds least-cost routing functionality via terrestrial networks, giving users the opportunity to transmit position data via Iridium globally and switch to terrestrial networks when in range.
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Laird scoops logistics award from Fiat Chrysler
Car maker Fiat Chrysler has named telematics connectivity company Laird as Supplier of the Year for Logistics.
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High tech growth fuels UPS North American expansion
Growth in the high-tech, industrial manufacturing and retail industries has led to UPS adding three more buildings and expanding another four in North America.
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