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Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: August 2018

 
IBM and Maersk apply blockchain to global supply chain




In a follow up to their January announcement, AP Moller Maersk and IBM have created TradeLens, jointly developed by the two companies to apply blockchain to the global supply chain.
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Orbcomm uses cloud to provide logistics insights

Orbcomm has released a cloud-based analytics service that leverages its telematics expertise and IoT portfolio to provide insights into the logistics and supply chain operations of enterprises.
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Aruba and ZF integrate asset tracking




Hewlett Packard Enterprise subsidiary Aruba and Openmatics, ZF's connectivity specialist, have joined forces to integrate their asset tracking and IT infrastructure capabilities with the goal of simpler logistics management.
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Infor enhances asset management platform

New York enterprise software company Infor has enhanced its EAM asset management platform to target specific industries including transit and transportation.
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Softeon builds lab to test warehouse management




Supply chain software provider Softeon has built a laboratory at its Reston, Virginia, headquarters to test warehouse management systems.
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WiseTech acquires Trinium for transport management




Australia-based logistics group WiseTech has acquired Trinium Technologies, a provider of intermodal trucking transportation management systems in the USA and Canada.
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Aeris publishes definitive guide to the IoT




The third edition of a definitive guide to the IoT has been published by Syed Zaeem Hosain, chairman of the IoT M2M Council (IMC) and chief technology officer of IoT company Aeris.
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JDA and Microsoft partner to enable autonomous supply chain

JDA Software is partnering Microsoft to help deliver an autonomous supply chain through an infusion of intelligent cloud platform capabilities.
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Worldpay investigates drone deliveries and…




Researchers at payment processing company Worldpay are investigating the use of drone technology in Australia to help combat the growing issue of parcel fraud. The payments provider has unveiled a prototype design that could help pave the way for drone delivery around the world.
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…Airbus studies drone deliveries for medical supplies




French aircraft maker Airbus and International SOS, a Singapore-based medical and security risk services company, have signed a memorandum of understanding to study the viability of using drones to deliver medical cargo and supplies.
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CargoSmart consults Oracle over blockchain shipping papers

CargoSmart, a Hong Kong-based shipment management software provider, is working with US software giant Oracle to develop a blockchain for shipment documentation to improve complex supply chain processes.
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Warehouse robotics start-up lands $20m funding




Californian robotics warehouse automation firm InVia Robotics has received $20m in new funding. The series B round was led by Point72 Ventures and included investments from Upfront Ventures and Embark Ventures.
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One Network takes Silk road to Australian logistics




Australian third party logistics provider Silk Contract Logistics has partnered with One Network Enterprises to create a virtual distribution network.
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Boscoin investigates how blockchain can improve logistics

Boscoin, South Korea's first blockchain project, is working with the Society of Logistics Science & Technology to conduct research on ways to use blockchain in logistics and distribution.
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IoT visitors at CES show huge increases in key markets




Attendees from key IoT markets at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas showed dramatic increases over the previous year, according to the IoT M2M Council (IMC), a trade group that organises a pavilion and conference at CES covering IoT infrastructure.
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