Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: December 2016


 

Nissan introduces driverless towing at Oppama plant




Nissan has introduced a fully automated vehicle towing system at its Oppama plant in Japan.
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Software failing to impact logistics sector fully, says Continental




Software is the new wheel of industry, but in the logistics sector this wheel is evidently not quite turning properly yet, according to this year’s annual mobility study from automotive tier-one supplier Continental.
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Nascent buys Smart Track Logistics to increase cloud-based supply chain services

Nascent Technology, a provider of gate automation and related technologies, has acquired Smart Track Logistics to gain access to its cloud-based services for supply chain management, freight planning and scheduling.
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Robots automate Yusen warehouse in Singapore




Yusen Logistics’ Tuas warehouse in Singapore will from next year use autonomous robots as part of its light goods automatic storage and retrieval system.
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Auto parts company tests drone delivery in Canada

One of Canada's largest automotive parts companies is testing a drone delivery platform. The aim is to expand the logistic capabilities of UAP's Napa auto parts delivery activities nationwide.
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Fixed subscription model allows dual-mode vessel tracking




Rock Seven has launched a fixed monthly GSM tariff for users of its RockFleet dual-mode vessel tracking system. The £10 per month subscription covers all vessel tracking and M2M data transmitted over GSM networks.
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Finnish wood firm adopts Trimble supply chain management

Harvestia, a major Finnish wood supply company, will implement Trimble's LogForce forestry transportation planning and execution software.
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Logistics provides boost for RTLS market




The global real-time location system (RTLS) market in the transportation and logistics sector is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 49 per cent from 2016 to 2020, according to a report by Technavio.
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BMW turns to autonomous technology for networked supply chain




BMW says it is looking at a fully networked supply chain, autonomous transport robots and the use of existing vehicle information for the delivery process to make its logistics more flexible and efficient.
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Matson closes data centres and moves to Amazon

US shipping company Matson has closed its four data centres and moved its tracking network to Amazon Web Services.
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Boeing’s Tapestry weaves sensors for supply chain operations

Boeing subsidiary Tapestry has launched a sensor integration software platform that could transform supply chain operations and help businesses tap the power of the IoT.
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Microsoft picks TMC to handle global logistics




Microsoft has chosen TMC, a division of CH Robinson, as its global logistics management provider.
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Software platform centralises control of cryogenic cold chain

Asymptote has launched a software platform to give centralised control of the cryogenic cold chain for cellular therapies.
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U-Blox GNSS receiver for asset tracking and telematics




U-Blox has announced a GNSS receiver with integrated antenna housed in a 15.5 by 15.5 by 6.3mm package for embedding in small devices that require location information, such as asset tracking and telematics systems.
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Cargo tracking adoption to rocket by 2020, says Berg

The installed base of active cargo tracking units will reach 8.1 million by 2020, according to Swedish analyst company Berg Insight.
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