Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Smart Logistics Newsletter Archives: February 2018

 
Infor SCM incorporates IoT, AI, Automation



Infor has launched a revised version of its supply chain management (SCM) system that incorporates new capabilities including Big Data, Machine Learning, IoT and automation, to provide predictive ETAs, real-time visibility, and 3D visualisation of warehouse flow.
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Inseego gains 20% growth in SMB fleet management segment
Inseego has reported that its fleet management solution aimed at smaller and medium sized businesses is showing significant momentum across international markets. Inseego's Ctrack SMB Fleet Management solution has experienced growth of more than 20 percent
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IoT asset tracking pilot in Port of Barcelona



Kerlink and Spanish asset-monitoring firm DataLong16 have implemented a pilot IoT network in the Port of Barcelona to help port authorities track and dispatch maintenance personnel in the port
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One Network launches real-time chain-of-custody
One Network Enterprises has launched a cross-industry Chain-of-Custody solution built on its Real Time Value Network
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TomTom revamps fleet management product
Netherlands based digital navigation specialist TomTom Telematics has rebuilt and relaunched its WEBFLEET fleet management product set. The Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution includes new features and a more intuitive user experience that includes advanced customisation capabilities.
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Bitcoin-only digital freight marketplace launched
Supply chain tech company SupplyPike has released Ship, a digital freight marketplace that accepts bitcoin as the only standard form of payment, to their ecosystem
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Sensitive cargo IoT tracking for global airline



CalAmp and CargoSense have partnered to develop a new solution to monitor sensitive and high value air cargo for one of the world's largest global airlines headquartered in the United States.
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Wholesale food SCM for manufacturer direct to retail

Tech start-up ePallet has launched a platform for full pallet customers. The Los Angeles based company provides an artificial intelligence (AI) driven platform that allows customers direct access to manufacturers' products in full pallet increments.
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Cisco helps DB Schenker bring IoT to logistics




DB Schenker and Cisco are collaborating to change the face of the logistics industry by developing, testing and implementing various applications around the IoT and other technologies.
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Agility joins IBM-Maersk partnership to bring blockchain to container tracking




Swiss logistics provider Agility has become the first freight forwarder to collaborate with the Maersk-IBM partnership to provide more efficient and secure methods for conducting global trade by using blockchain technology to manage and track container shipments.
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Descartes buys Aljex Software for $32.4m

Canadian logistics company Descartes Systems has paid $32.4m to acquire Aljex Software, a New Jersey cloud-based provider of back-office transportation management for freight brokers and transportation providers.
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LogiNext develops voice-controlled logistics

LogiNext has developed voice-controlled logistics management technology that integrates with Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant and Cortana. The California-based company is working on this with five enterprise clients and looking to do more pilots.
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Korean Air picks IBS for cargo management




Korean Air has implemented a cargo management system using technology from India-based IBS Software. The IT company has signed a seven-year contract to manage the airline's cargo system.
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WiseTech acquires Intris to extend logistics reach

Illinois-based logistics company WiseTech Global has acquired Intris, a Belgian provider of freight forwarding, customs and warehousing management systems.
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Hong Kong Airport deploys Inseego asset tracking




Hong Kong International Airport is deploying an asset tracking and management service using technology from Dutch firm KLM Equipment Services and California-based Inseego.
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Workhorse wins drone-delivery patent application approval




Ohio-based Workhorse Group has been allowed to apply for a patent for its HorseFly lorry-launched package-delivery drone.
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NTT and Skuchain apply blockchain to supply chains



Japan’s NTT Data is working with California company Skuchain to empower enterprise supply chains with blockchain to extract value from the $18tn market for global trade.
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Epam and Here collaborate on IoT asset tracking
Pennsylvania-based Epam Systems is collaborating with open location platform company Here Technologies to create IoT-based asset tracking for the transportation, logistics, distribution and fleet management industries.
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Thuraya dual-mode terminal provides tracking in UAE



Dubai-based Thuraya Telecommunications has launched a tracking and monitoring service in the UAE along with a dual M2M monitoring terminal.
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Start-up raises $22.5m to build blockchain-based supply chain
Slovenia-based start-up OriginTrail has completed a $22.5m funding round to build blockchain-based global supply-chain technology.
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German researchers hope to develop robots to unload sea containers



A German research project hopes to develop robots that automatically unload of sea containers. The Iris project is being carried out at the Bremen Institute for Production & Logistics with partners BLG Handelslogistik, Schulz Systemtechnik and imaging company Framos.
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Singapore e-commerce SaaS start-up raises $1.1m seed funding



Parcel Perform, a Singapore-based software-as-a-service start-up that enables e-commerce merchants to improve their customers’ checkout experience, has closed an oversubscribed US$1.1m seed funding round.
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DDC tests cargo delivery drone with 11kg payload
Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) has started testing its Raven X1400 cargo delivery drone that is engineered to provide payload capacities of up to 11.3kg and to fly approximately 60km.
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Seldat launches modular warehouse manager



Seldat Technology Services has introduced a warehouse management system for the modern supply chain. This modular system is designed to provide increased visibility, integration and top-to-bottom control of end-to-end warehouse operations at any scale and across multiple industries.
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Geolocation start-up Hoopo lands $1.5m funding
Israeli asset tracking start-up Hoopo has landed $1.5m in funding to grow its business. The company has developed an IoT geolocation offering for low-power wide area (LPWA) networks.
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