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Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: February 2017



DHL and Huawei cooperate on bringing IoT to logistics




Chinese electronics giant Huawei has signed a memorandum of understanding with logistics company DHL to develop a range of supply chain services using industrial-grade IoT hardware and infrastructure.
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Ford demonstrates autonomous delivery concept at MWC




Ford has developed autonomous vehicles and drones that could work hand-in-hand to transform city deliveries. The Autolivery service is being demonstrated this week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
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Honeywell breakthroughs target logistics providers




Honeywell has made a number of technology breakthroughs for manufacturers, distribution centres, logistics providers, delivery firms and retailers to help drive efficiency across their supply chain operations.
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UPS tests drone for rural parcel delivery




UPS has successfully tested a drone that launches from the top of a car, autonomously delivers a package to a home and then returns to the vehicle while the delivery driver continues along the route to make a separate delivery.
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Sigfox launches geolocation service for asset tracking

Sigfox has announced a GPS-free IoT geolocation service to provide an economical way of tracking large numbers of assets around the world.
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ALP goes for HighJump




Ally Logistic Property (ALP), a Taipei-based third-party logistics provider, has selected HighJump’s warehouse management system for its rollout at several distribution centres in Taiwan.
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Christenson adopts Orbcomm for logistics and telematics

Missouri-based truckload carrier Christenson Transportation is upgrading its trailer fleet with wireless connectivity through a proprietary hardware and a web-based reporting platform from satellite networking company Orbcomm.
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Ionics updates warehouses to bring supply chain in house




Philippines technology group Ionics EMS plans to implement software from UK firm Indigo to streamline the warehouse management processes and in-source the supply chain function from an international 3PL provider.
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IoT M2M Council welcomes Hewlett Packard Enterprise as new board member

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC) council as a board member. HPE will take a seat on the board of governors of the relatively young trade association.
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FedEx e-commerce system helps businesses fulfil orders




FedEx Fulfillment is an e-commerce system that helps small and medium-sized businesses fulfil orders from multiple channels including web sites and online marketplaces.
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IBM adopts blockchain for goods tracking in Dubai

IBM is collaborating with eight organisations across three countries to explore the use of blockchain to track the import and export of goods in Dubai.
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Software and robots aid Kuehne + Nagel packaging

Kuehne + Nagel is using robots and cloud-based software to improve packaging, addressing a growing demand in consumer, e-commerce and pharmaceutical markets.
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Dallas Forth Worth plans cold-chain facility




Cargo and logistics customers will soon have better opportunities to ship perishable items through Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport as it is about to install a cold-chain facility.
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Azuga tracker provides real-time visibility




Azuga has launched a tracker to provide real-time visibility of assets using its cloud-based application.
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Idrive and Podsystem partner to cut accidents in fleets




Idrive and UK connectivity firm Podsystem M2M have agreed to incorporate multi-network connectivity into Idrive’s dual video fleet monitoring devices.
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HighJump mobile app aids fulfilment transactions in warehouse management systems

HighJump has released a mobile application that gives consumer- or commercial-grade smartphones and tablets the capabilities to execute inventory and order fulfilment transactions, lowering operational expenses and creating a more efficient workforce.
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Asset managers should like Clockwork offering

Texas-based Clockwork has introduced a predictive analytics platform for asset and fleet management. It incorporates machine learning, artificial intelligence and advanced analytics techniques.
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