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Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: August 2019

 
UPS invests in self-driving lorry start-up TuSimple




UPS has made a minority investment in California-based autonomous driving company TuSimple and the two companies are testing self-driving tractor trailers on a route in Arizona to determine whether the vehicles can improve service and efficiency in the UPS network.
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IBM and partners form blockchain supply chain network




IBM has formed the Trust Your Supplier (TYS) blockchain supply chain network with partners Anheuser-Busch InBev, Chainyard, Cisco, Glaxo Smith Kline, Lenovo, Nokia, Schneider Electric and Vodafone.
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American Logistics and Uber innovate in healthcare

Uber Health is working with Utah-based American Logistics to drive transportation innovation in the healthcare industry.
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Kodiak starts deliveries with self-driving lorries




Kodiak Robotics, a California self-driving technology start-up for long-haul trucking, has started making its first commercial deliveries with a safety driver behind the wheel just 16 months after the company was formed.
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Cedar uses AI to boost Bourque Logistics rail offerings

Seattle-based artificial intelligence company Cedar AI is helping North American industrial logistics software firm Bourque Logistics provide optimised switching to rail shippers and storage yards.
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Loadsmart and Starsky pilot autonomous trucking




New York logistics company Loadsmart and Starsky Robotics have automatically dispatched an autonomous lorry to haul freight. This involved pricing, tendering and booking via Loadsmart and then picking up and delivering the shipment using Starsky's self-driving technology.
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Drones improve medical supply chain in Congo




Drones have started delivering vaccines to immunise children in remote health facilities in the Democratic Republic of Congo in a collaboration led by Seattle-based non-profit VillageReach.
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DB Schenker launches Connect 4.0 in Canada and USA




Logistics provider DB Schenker has launched its Connect 4.0 shipping portal in Canada and the USA to give its customers a more user-friendly interface for booking and managing shipments around the world.
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Pod brings IoT to Alemetic tracking in Kenya




UK connectivity services company Pod Group is to provide IoT connectivity to Alemetic Systems, a Kenya-based provider of vehicle tracking and fleet management products.
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Turvo acquires IoT supply chain company Odyn




Collaborative logistics firm Turvo has acquired Massachusetts-based supply chain IoT and AI company Odyn to accelerate the integration of connected sensors into its platform.
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Unisys software connects Air India logistics




Air India is to use the Unisys Digistics integrated logistics software suite to create a connected and automated cargo ecosystem for consistent and accurate data across the organisation.
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Eurazeo invests in supply chain software firm Elemica

French investment company Eurazeo is investing in supply chain software with the acquisition of Pennsylvania-based Elemica, a cloud-enabled digital supply network.
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HighJump leaps to help Good Eggs manage warehouse




Grocery company Good Eggs has deployed a warehouse management system from Minnesota-based supply chain company HighJump to improve its cold storage and online delivery service in California.
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IoT technologies driving supply chain growth, says Frost & Sullivan

Technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain and robotics will drive multiple growth opportunities in the supply chain, according to market watcher Frost & Sullivan.
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