Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: April 2017

 
UPS uses beacons to avoid misloaded packages




UPS is installing electronic beacons in its package cars to notify workers if they have placed an item in the wrong delivery vehicle.
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Oracle brings supply chain cloud to warehouse management

Oracle has introduced a supply chain cloud functionality that helps businesses master difficult warehouse fulfilment problems.
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TomTom powers Maplink logistics services




Maplink will use TomTom’s global map and traffic data in its APIs and logistics platform, which hosts hundreds of thousands of assets worldwide.
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Siemens plans global logistics hub in Dubai




Siemens is to set up its global logistics headquarters including cloud-based IoT technology and its portfolio for airports, cargo infrastructure and ports on the site of Expo 2020 Dubai after the exposition ends.
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Chinese joint venture to track lorries and trailers

Wabco Holdings and G7 are to form a joint venture in China to develop and sell fleet management systems for lorries and trailers.
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Tech Data partners Propel GPS for fleet and transportation offering

Tech Data is expanding its SmartForce IoT portfolio through a strategic partnership with Propel GPS, a Virginia-based company that offers an IoT and cloud-based platform for assets of all types.
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Bext360’s IoT brew helps coffee supply chain




Denver start-up Bext360 is using blockchain, artificial intelligence and the IoT to improve the coffee supply chain and bring more equity to coffee farmers.
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OTI provides vehicle tracking and telematics

South Africa-based OTI PetroSmart has launched two products providing vehicle location tracking and telematics for its fuel management customers.
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Hermes tests self-driving delivery robots in London




Consumer delivery company Hermes has started testing the use of self-driving delivery robots in London on partnership with Starship Technologies
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DHL pilots robotics in life sciences warehouse




DHL Supply Chain is to begin a pilot test using collaborative, autonomous robotics within the life sciences sector at a facility in Tennessee in the next two months.
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Numerex satellite asset tracking helps with disaster relief

Enterprise IoT company Numerex and Software Tech Enterprises, a provider of IT services to federal, state and local government agencies, are working together to provide satellite tracking systems to the US Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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Vecna empowers logistics robots with AI




Robotics automation company Vecna has unveiled an end-to-end logistics approach that it says uses artificial intelligence to reimagine automation for manufacturing, warehousing and omni-channel fulfilment.
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Zensar acquires Keystone to boost digital supply chain




Zensar Technologies is acquiring Keystone Logic to get its hands on the fellow Indian company’s omnichannel and digital supply chain services. Zensar will also acquire Keystone’s subsidiary company in Atlanta, USA.
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BICS provides connectivity for Hanhaa parcel tracking




BICS is providing global connectivity for IoT and M2M services firm Hanhaa’s ParceLive parcel tracking service to give insights into packages’ location, condition and security.
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Start-up’s collaborative logistics platform empowers supply chain




California start-up Turvo has launched a collaborative logistics platform that empowers shippers, brokers and carriers to work together in real time across the supply chain. The company has also raised $25m in series A financing from top-tier investors.
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Taiwan-Japan collaboration creates batteryless RFID tag




A collaboration between Japanese company Toppan Printing and Taiwan e-paper display firm Pervasive Displays has created a batteryless tag with integrated RFID functionality for logistics and inventory management.
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Connected pallets show promise for LPWA, says Berg

Connected pallets are the most promising greenfield IoT application enabled by LPWA technologies, according to Berg Insight.
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